2018-04-17: Customs Authority.

The customs authority in Kosova has written a new interpretation of the law, no longer allowing any church or religious organization to import items for sale in support of the ministry tax free. For the past 17 years, Team Expansion workers there have been importing used clothing from US donors through Master Provisions and using a thrift store model to support 50+ families. The Kosovar Customs Authority is now demanding a tax on any used clothing coming into the country. These workers can no longer be able to afford to import clothing which means that these families who sell the clothing and rent the store space will be out of a job by the end of May. Pray for this tax law rescinded so that humanitarian ministries will not be forced to end.