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Moldova makes 38 actions under EU Free Trade Agreement in first half of 2017

10:45 | 08.08.2017 Category: Economic

Chisinau, 08 August /MOLDPRES/ – Moldova has accomplished successfully 38 actions out of a total of those planned by the DCFTA with the European Union in the first half of 2017. The implementation rate for implemented commitments was 80 per cent in January – June 2017, said Deputy Prime Minister, Octavian Calmic, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure (MEI), at a meeting where was reviewed the DCFTA report for the first half of 2017.

The implementation of the economic measures regarding the implementation of the Moldova-EU Association Agreement has facilitated the creation of favourable conditions for commercial and economic activity for the economic agents in Moldova, said the vice-Premier.

According to the MEI’s communication and public relations department, the authorities honoured their commitment to the temporary entry and stay of business people on business visit. The Law on the Foreigners' Status in Moldova and the Law on Labour Migration were adopted. By adopting draft laws aimed at regulating the entrepreneurial activity and correlating the legislative acts with the state control field, 140 permissive documents, including 18 licences, were eliminated, as well as the efficiency of the state institutions with the control function.

The Law on Electronic Commerce and the draft Law on Electronic Communications were adopted. Also, it was adopted the legislative initiative, which provides for easy access to the labour market of Moldova of the highly qualified foreign IT professionals. In the field of transport, normative acts were approved to ensure access to the ground handling market at Moldovan airports, as well as to ensure fair competition and the maintenance of transparent and non-discriminatory objectives.

The public procurement field was improved by the Government's approval of the Regulation on the Organization and Functioning of the Public Procurement Agency, which was developed in order to increase the efficiency of the Agency, as well as to model its structure according to the new requirements in the given sector.

In the field of energy, a number of progresses have been registered in contracting services for the execution of pipeline design works for the interconnection of the natural gas transmission system in Romania. The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure and the Agency for Energy Efficiency initiated the procedure for collecting information on the housing and public buildings of Moldova. The national plan for increasing the number of buildings which energy consumption is almost zero will be explored by national and international experts in the new technical assistance project provided by the European Union Delegation to the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure.

The results of the undertaken actions regarding the establishment of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area were presented in the report on the Implementation of Moldova-EU National Action Plan 2017-2019.

(Reporter V. Bercu, editor M. Jantovan)