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International convention and customs procedures of Moldova

International Conventions
Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Party to the Kyoto Protocol
Party to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Party to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
International Economic Cooperation
The Republic of Moldova is a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The country has also signed a number of bilateral agreement namely with Serbia and Romania.
Non Tariff Barriers
Customs duties are fairly low in Moldova but the administrative procedures are slow and the corresponding fees high.  There are also numerous customs restriction on certain products which sometimes makes conducting business in Moldova very difficult.
Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports
Most of the products are taxed at 5% of the customs value of their country of origin.
Customs Classification
The rates are determined by the HS Nomeclature of the Republic of Moldova which is based on the International Commodity Description and Coding System (HS).
Import Procedures
All importers have to make a customs declaration in the national language.  The customs authorities are allowed to seize samples of imported products.  After document and physical verification of the merchandise and payment of the customs duties, the products are allowed on the Moldovan territory.

For more information, refer to the Republic of Moldova's Customs website.

Importing Samples
The procedure is the same for samples.

For more information, refer to the Republic of Moldova's customs website.


To go further, check out our service Import controls and Export controls.

For Further Information
Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova

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