ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTION NO. 2000/4
2 March 2000
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,
Pursuant to the authority given to him under section 8 of the UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/8 of 29 February 2000 on the Provisional Registration of Businesses in Kosovo,
Hereby gives the following Administrative Direction:
Pursuant to section 1.2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/8, businesses shall be classified according to the following Matrix of Classification:
Number of Employees
1.2 All businesses shall be further classified on the basis of the type of economic activity according to the NACE Rev 1. Businesses shall register in the periods designated for their NACE category according to the schedule in section 5 of the present administrative direction.
2.1 Class 1 businesses shall register at their local Municipal Administrator’s Office. Their applications shall be decided by that office.
2.2 Classes 2, 3 and 4 shall register at the Business Registration Unit, Statistical Office, Pristina. Their applications shall be decided by that office.
2.3 During the period between 7 March and 23 June 2000, as a temporary measure to facilitate the process of registration, Classes 2, 3 and 4 shall be able to collect and submit all forms at their local Municipal Administrator’s Office for transmission on their behalf to the Business Registration Unit in Pristina by UNMIK.
3.1 Pursuant to section 2.1 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/8, the following non refundable administrative fees shall be paid prior to filing the application for provisional registration:
Class 1 50 DEM
Classes 2, 3 and 4 100 DEM
3.2 Pursuant to section 3.2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/8, the following certification fee shall be payable prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Provisional Business Registration:
Class 1 50 DEM
Classes 2, 3 and 4 200 DEM
4.1 Pursuant to sections 2.1 and 3.2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/8, the Banking and Payment Authority of Kosovo (“the BPK”) is appointed as the only recognized cash deposit center for payment of administrative and certification fees, until further notice.
4.2 Upon payment of the administrative fee, the BPK will issue to the applicant a stamped receipt showing the name of the business and the application number. This receipt must be submitted together with the application for provisional registration as proof of payment of the fee.
4.3 Upon payment of the certification fee, the BPK will issue to the applicant a stamped receipt showing the name of the business and its Provisional Business Registration Number. This receipt will serve as proof of payment of the certification fee at the time of issuance of the Certificate of Provisional Business Registration.
4.4 In any municipality where the is no functioning branch of the BPK, the municipal administrator’s office is authorized to collect the above fees and issue the relevant receipts under sections 4.2 and 4.3 of the present administrative direction until the time that the BPK becomes functional in that municipality.
5.1 Pursuant to section 2.1 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/8, the timetable for Provisional Business Registration is as follows:
Tuesday 7 March–Friday 31 March 2000
NACE Categories Sections F, G:
Wholesale and Retail Trade
Repair of Motor Vehicles and Domestic Appliances
Monday 3 April–Friday 28 April 2000
NACE Categories Sections A, B, C, D, J:
Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry
Mining and Quarrying
Tuesday 2 May – Friday 26 May 2000
NACE Categories Sections H, I, J, K, O:
Hotels and Restaurants
Transport, Storage and Communications
Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities
Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities
Monday 29 May – Friday 23 June 2000
NACE Categories Sections E, L, M, N:
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Health and Social Work
5.2 All new businesses shall be required to register in Phase Four of the timetable contained in the present section or as part of the ongoing registration after the end of Phase Four. For the purposes of the timetable contained in the present section, a “new business” shall refer to any business that commenced operation more than fourteen (14) days after the beginning of the Phase, listed in the said timetable, in which that business was designated to register according to its NACE classification.
5.3 In any event, pursuant to section 6.2 of UNMIK Regulation 2000/8, new businesses must register within fourteen (14) days of commencement of their operation.
6.1 All businesses will be required to display the Certificate of Provisional Business Registration on issuance in a prominent place in the premises, the address of which appears on the said certificate.
6.2 Where a business has more than one premises, that business shall be required to display a copy of the original certificate certified by the Business Registration Unit, at all secondary premises.
The Business Registration Unit may issue rules and orders regarding the implementation of the present Administrative Direction.
The present administrative direction shall enter into force on 3 March 2000.
Special Representative of the Secretary-General