ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTION NO. 2000/4

UNMIK/DIR/2000/4

2 March 2000

 

 

IMPLEMENTING UNMIK REGULATION NO. 2000/8 OF 29 FEBRUARY 2000 ON THE PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION OF BUSINESSES IN KOSOVO

 

 

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:

 

 

Section 1

CLASSIFICATION OF BUSINESSES

 

Pursuant to section 1.2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/8, businesses shall be classified according to the following Matrix of Classification:

 

 

Class No

 

Number of Employees

 

 

Class 1

 

 

0-9 employees

 

Class 2

 

 

10-49 employees

 

Class 3

 

 

50-199 employees

 

Class 4

 

 

200+ 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.

 

 


Section 2

PLACES OF REGISTRATION

 

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.

 

 

Section 3

ADMINISTRATIVE AND CERTIFICATION FEES

 

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

           

 

Section 4

MODALITIES OF PAYMENT

 

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.

 

 

Section 5

TIMETABLE FOR PROVISIONAL BUSINESS REGISTRATION

 

5.1       Pursuant to section 2.1 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/8, the timetable for Provisional Business Registration is as follows:

 

 

Phase One

 

Tuesday 7 March–Friday 31 March 2000

 

NACE Categories Sections F, G:

 

Construction

Wholesale and Retail Trade

Repair of Motor Vehicles and Domestic Appliances

 

 

Phase Two

 

Monday 3 April–Friday 28 April  2000

 

NACE Categories Sections A, B, C, D, J:

 

Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry

Fishing

Mining and Quarrying

Manufacturing

Financial Intermediation

 

 

Phase Three

 

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

 

 


Phase Four

 

Monday 29 May – Friday 23 June  2000

 

New Businesses

and

NACE Categories Sections E, L, M, N:

 

Electricity, Gas and Water Supply

Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security

Education

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.

 

 

Section 6

THE DISPLAY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

 

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.

 

 

Section 7

IMPLEMENTATION

 

The Business Registration Unit may issue rules and orders regarding the implementation of the present Administrative Direction.

 

 


Section 8

ENTRY INTO FORCE

 

The present administrative direction shall enter into force on 3 March 2000.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                Bernard Kouchner

            Special Representative of the Secretary-General