On November 24, 2021, the Mining Directorate of AKBN organized an analysis of the sector, aiming at deliberation and solutions on some issues related to the royalty. The Executive Director of AKBN conducted the analysis. Representatives of other Directorates, such as the Directorate of Strategic Development and Public Hearings (Coordinator of Business Co-governance at AKBN), and the Economic Directorate were invited too.
Mining Directorate presented a comparative analysis of the current royalty assessment and proposals for some changes on this assessment in the future. This consists on specifying the assessment of the royalty, based on label of the minerals under exploitation to avoid the differences in the values that are actually paid for the same mineral.
The Director of the Mining Directorate noted that there are some inconsistencies between the National Tax Law and the current Mining Law, due to the label of the minerals under exploitation and their categorization at different prices.
The Executive Director requested the redefinition and reclassification of some of the labels of metallic and non-metallic minerals pursuant to the mining licenses, in order to unify the payment of the royalty for the same minerals. This initiative on labeling metallic and non-metallic minerals should be promoted in close cooperation with the Albanian Geological Survey.
Due to the monitoring of each mining permit, it was also analyzed the possibility that part of the royalty as changed may serve as a financial fund to guarantee the efficiency of the further activity of NANR in the future