Kosovo's Minister of Economy, Employment, Trade, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Investments Rozeta Hajdari, ordered the removal from the market the goods which "are not in line with the Constitution," her cabinet said late on Sunday, the KoSSev website reported.
"The decree orders the inspectors to remove all goods that are not in line the Constitution and the legislative," the Ministry said on its Facebook profile.
"Special attention should be paid to the national signs of adjustment," the Ministry added.
That means the goods from Serbia must have "Republic of Kosovo" on the declaration of destination.
Tatjana Lazarević, the editor of KoSSev website, told N1 on Monday that her reporters toured the shops in northern Mitrovica, mostly populated by local Serbs, and found out that the goods from Germany, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, etc. had only 'Kosovo' written on their declaration.
Earlier on Sunday, Kosovo government spokesperson Perparim Krueziu said that government's new measure, regarding the goods from Serbia, was adopted by the strategy of gradual reciprocity and based on a previous assessment of the applied measures.
The European Union Special Envoy for the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on the normalisation of relations Miroslav Lajčák tweeted he was disappointed with the reciprocal measures Kosovo introduced Kosovo's outgoing government to withdraw the decision immediately.
Disappointed about new reciprocity measures introduced by care-taker government of Kosovo.Such unilateral actions undermine the Dialogue-resumption & should be removed immediately. As consistently said, we expect both parties to the Dialogue to implement & respect past agreements— Miroslav Lajčák (@MiroslavLajcak)May 31, 2020