Albania flag Albania: Operating a Business in Albania

Starting a business in Albania

Legal Forms of Companies

Limited Liability Company or Sh.p.k. (Shoqëri me Përgjegjësi të Kufizuar)
Number of partners: Minimum one person.
Capital (max/min): ALL 100 (EUR 1).
Shareholders and liability: Capital must be totally paid up when the company is formed.
Public Limited Company or Sh.a: Shoqëri Anonime
Number of partners: No limit to holdings.
Capital (max/min): ALL 10 million with public participation. ALL 3.5 million without public participation.
Shareholders and liability: When the company is formed, 25% of the capital must be paid up.
General partnership
Number of partners: 2 persons or more.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: All the partners are collectively liable for their company's losses.
Limited partnership
Number of partners: Two or more partners: "Limited" partners associated with "unlimited" partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: "Limited" partners are only liable for the company's losses to the extent of their initial investment.

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Albania Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Procedures (number) 5.0 5.3
Time (days) 4.5 11.8

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
After being entered in the National Registration Center, the applicant must request a commercial license and a tax identification number.
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Albania.
National Registration Center
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy (in Albanian), Business Registration.

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