Moldova to develop customs data exchange system with EU support

Moldova to develop customs data exchange system with EU support

April 29, 2021

A customs data exchange system, aiming at mutual recognition of authorised economic operators in Moldova and the EU, is to be developed in Moldova with the support of the European Union.

A working meeting to mark the start of activities was held on 26 April, attended by senior officials from the Customs Service and the European Union Delegation.

The new system will speed up the customs clearance process, reducing border delays and facilitating trade, while strengthening security, including preventing and combating smuggling and other customs fraud. A new data exchange system between the Moldovan customs authorities and EU Member States will bring the country to the final stage before the signing of the Mutual Recognition Agreement.

The Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) between Moldova and the EU is a commitment within the framework of the EU-Moldova/DCFTA Association Agreement, which provides that the parties shall determine mutual recognition of trade partnership programmes and customs controls, including equivalent trade facilitation measures. 

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