Vine, Wine Register to be created in Moldova
16:34 | 14.12.2015 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 14 December /MOLDPRES/- The Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry, National Office for Vine and Wine in partnership with the Czech Development Agency today signed a memorandum on the elaboration of the Moldovan Vine and Wine Register software.
The head of the National Office for Vine and Wine, Dumitru Munteanu said “the Vine and Wine Register will create a coherent tracking system, ensuring the transparency of the entire technological process, from raw material grapes to the distribution of the final product. It is one of the conditions imposed by regional and global outlet markets. Such a register will help vine and wine products gain authenticity and align with the EU standards”.
For his part, the head of the Tender System Czech software company, Jan Hradek said “the Vine and Wine Register is a web application designed to allow vine-growers and winemakers apply via an electronic declaration. The register will store all the information on vine and wine lots, winemakers, wines and taxes paid by exporters and producers”.
Thus, wine exporters, as well as vine growers owning more than 15 hectares of vineyard and wanting to sell or export their grapes, will have to register in the system. Unregistered winemakers and vineyard owners will further be able to sell their wine or grapes, however, will not be offered subventions by the government.
Free-of-charge assistance has been offered to Moldovan vineyard owners and vine and wine companies since early December 2015 to help them register in the Vine and Wine Register. In this sense, they were offered training by experts during 50 workshops, with the participation of mayoralty representatives, cadastral engineers and wine growers.
The implementation of the Vine and Wine Register in Moldova will be completed in January 2017. The cost of the project reaches one million dollars, the money being offered as a grant by the Czech Development Agency and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
(Reporter P. Beregoi, Editor L. Alcaza)