05 february

Moldovan PM chairs meeting of Economic Council to Prime Minister

Prime Minister Iurie Leanca today chaired a meeting of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister. Attending the event were representatives of exporters of agricultural and agro-food products, the government’s communication and media relations department has reported.

Leanca reiterated that the government was interested in creating friendly conditions for export, removing administrative barriers and identifying new sales markets.

„As for the Free Trade Area, I am very interested in the extent you know the provisions of this area, how you assess and what we should do to help you to be prepared to benefit from the stipulations of this agreement, of products due to reach the European market in more favourable conditions, of safety of what is imported to Moldova and, especially, how to boost the creation of friendly export conditions and look for new sales markets,” Leanca said.

The businessmen welcomed the cabinet’s intention to remove the 1.5-per-cent tax on nuts export. The draft law is to be approved by the government soon.

At the same time, Iurie Leanca said that the cabinet of ministers was set to facilitate the cross-border trade to a maximum, which would attract investments into the economy, create jobs, lead to economic growth and bring incomes to the budget.

The participants in the meeting also launched proposals to simplify export procedures, authorise exports, test and certify export goods, identify possible options and interventions to reduce costs.

The agricultural and agro-food products exports account for 42 per cent of the overall annual exports.