A day after PM Edi Rama declared that an operation will kick
off in the fuel market, the same as in the power supply sector, Konfidustria
has reacted by backing the government.
“Konfindustria supports the legal incentive of the Ministry
of Finance and Tax Administration for a coordinated operation which subjects
wholesale and retail fuel operators in the country”, declared for the media
Gjergj Buxhuku, general administrator of Konfindustria.
He adds that there are over 110 million Euros of tax evasion
as a result of poor functioning of the fuel market in the country.
“According to Konfindustria, professional and continuous
fiscal inspections of the fuel market, which represents an annual turnover of
over 13% of the GDP of the country with over 1,1 billion Euros, is necessary
for the state budget revenues and an opportunity for the fight against abuse
with the quality and sold volumes at the detriment of the citizens and
businesses”, says Buxhuku.
According to Konfindustria, violations with the quality and
sold volumes of fuel, incur an extra cost of 200 million Euros a year, which is
unfairly paid by citizens and Albanian business.