27 february

Premier seeks elimination of administrative obstacles to wine export

Prime Minister Iurie Leanca instructed minster of agriculture and food industry to take actions to remove the internal administrative obstacles to the export of wine, IPN reports.

The European Union granted Moldova a free regime for the export of wine to the community market, without taxes and quantitative restrictions, starting with January 1, 2014. The Premier said the Moldovan production is not always competitive, often because of the internal administrative barriers.

The official stated that the exporters must pay 2,000 lei for a compliance certificate for wine products at a time when in the EU it costs €12-20. Besides, the exporters must obtain a compliance certificate for every consignment of exported wine.

Iurie Leanca said measures should be considered to reduce these costs, while the procedure should be more transparent.