Albanian Centre for Competitiveness and International Trade


The Albanian Centre for Competitiveness and International Trade (ACIT) - a joint programme of the USAID and the Institute for Contemporary Studies (ICS) was established in 2002. The ACIT's mission is the improvement of the quality of trade policies in Albania, as an important instrument for the economic growth and development, as well as the increase in the benefits of the society and citizens from the opportunities created by the trade liberalization and integration.
To accomplish this mission, the ACIT has developed its programme based on five main pillars - it operates as a:
• Study and research centre on international trade and trade policies;
• Dialogue forum among various stakeholders and interest groups, aiming at the improvement of trade policy formulation and the informed public debate;
• Resource centre, which provides direct access to information processed on the international trade of Albania and other countries;
• Capacity building centre in international trade policies; and
• Promotion centre for the competitiveness of the Albanian economy and products.

The aim of ACIT work is the improvement of the performance of the Albanian economy, the increase of employment and welfare, and the promotion of exports and investments. Since its establishment, the ACIT has played an important role particularly as a centre of trade information and professional research in the area of trade policy. ACIT supports the decision-making and marketing processes by providing to the interested parties accurate information and knowledge on conditions, opportunities and risks involved in international trade issues, as well as through unbiased analysis on the trends and problems related to the Albania's international trade.
The Information Resource Centre was established in the frame of the ACIT project and supports participatory and informed trade policy decision by providing all stakeholders with accurate information and data about conditions, opportunities and risks that international trade entails. Being client-oriented, the set-up of facilities, types of information and services provided will are by consulting their clients’ needs and preferences.

Contact Person:
Gentian Elezi, Executive Director
Phone: +355 4 2271 486

Further contact details are provided below.

  • Association/NGO
Contact details
Phone:+355 42 271 4 86
Address:Rr Dëshmorët e 4 Shkurtit, Perballë Sky Tower Tirana
Geographical focus
  • Albania
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Marko Groboljsek on April 11, 2012
Modified on June 6, 2012