Internal Barriers to Exporting Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

21 Jan 2014

Report Summary

The Report provides an in-depth analysis of the existing administrative barriers for trade and several broader issues related to competitiveness of Moldovan companies on international markets. It features a set of specific recommendations to public authorities, private sector and donor community related to top ten identified and prioritized barriers. The Report states that the administrative domestic barriers are not considered by the private sector to be the main obstacle for the expansion of the export of fresh fruit and vegetables, especially taking into consideration the recent initiatives of the Government to ease the obtaining of food safety certificates, development of sub-national network of accredited laboratories, decision to open additional custom posts at shipment, consolidation points during the harvesting season, etc. The biggest challenges are structural barriers affecting the international competitiveness of Moldovan horticulture in the mid and long-term perspective.

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