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Customs and Import

U.S. citizens often request assistance in the recovery of personal property that has been turned over to Albanian customs authorities.  This usually occurs when a citizen is not aware of applicable laws and regulations of Albania in this regard.  We have very limited authority to assist regarding these disputes.  Please be aware that U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Albania are subject to its laws.  Questions involving interpretation of Albanian customs laws should be addressed to a local attorney.  While we may not recommend any particular attorney, you may wish to contact one from the list of the good standing attorneys and/or law firms published on our web page. You may also refer to your inquiries to foreign law authorities or other organizations.