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How wood could help boost Kosovo’s economy

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Kosovo’s wood sector shows great growth potential in a country currently suffering from high unemployment and poverty. (Julie Hunt,

Over the past decade, many Kosovar wood processing companies have expanded. They would like to export their goods to western countries but visa restrictions and the high costs of visiting trade fairs are major obstacles to increasing trade. The Swiss, channelling funds through the Swisscontact foundation, recently helped three Kosovar companies to visit the Swissbau exhibition in Basel.