The import of agricultural products from the Republic of Moldova is exempt of customs duties.
The fiscal and customs framework of our country is similar to the European Union. The Customs Service shall issue the certificate EUR.1 that confirms the origin of the exported goods to the following states:
– to the member states of the European Union under the Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova, also to the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their member states;
– to the member states of the free trade regime established under the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA);
– to the Republic of Turkey, based on the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Turkey.
Goods from the Republic of Moldova are exempt from customs duties according to the partnership relationships with the Commonwealth of Independent States and the European Union.The Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova of June 6th, 2014 and the European Union ( http://www.mfa.gov.md/img/docs/Acordul-de-Asociere-RM-UE.pdf), exempts the imported goods from Rep. of Moldova from customs duties. Accordingly, the Moldovan customs office is empowered to issue EUR.1 certificates for free trade within the European Union. Therefore, any goods originating in the Republic of Moldova follow the same fiscal framework as the European ones.
However as a result of political conflicts between the Russian Federation and the political powers in Chisinau in 2014, some products were preferential and were subject to the import customs duty. These are products of customs groups 0808-0809, that are only charged by Russian Federation, while the rest of the CIS countries have kept free trade for all product groups.