List of native food products to be extended in Moldova's commercial networks
18:46 | 07.04.2021 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 7 April /MOLDPRES/ - The list of native food products coming from the short food chain, made available on shelves of commercial networks of Moldova, will be extended. The decision was taken by officials of the Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment Ministry (MADRM) and representatives of the Foreign Investors’ Association from Moldova (FIA), which held a joint meeting to discuss this subject today.
Following the discussions, the sides agreed that the list of native products put for sale would be extended and updated, in order to observe the shelf share, not less than 50 per cent, under the law in force. The FIA members reasoned the need to place native products in a quota of 51 per cent on shelf and asked to complete the list with more alcoholic drinks, lightly alcoholic products and local wines.
„According to the example of more countries, we believe that the offering of a minimal quota of 51 per cent of the linear length of the shelf for the native products is an action of backing native producers and will allow popularizing the local consumption,’’ the FIA deputy head, Gokce Yanasmayan, said.
For their part, the MADRM representatives said that, following requests, they had completed and updated the list, coordinated it with the specialized associations, being submitted to the economic council under the prime minister, in order to be coordinated also with representatives of the commercial networks.
„The country has a huge potential for the agro-food products and beverages. The Moldovan products are the best and the changing and updating of the list of the native products coming from the short food chain, put on shelves of Moldova’s commercial networks, will ensure the stability of the native producers. MADRM reiterates the position on the importance of observing the shelf share, not less than 50 per cent and we are open for discussions on the subject. We welcome and appreciate FIA’s stance to back the producers from Moldova in promoting the native products and the local consumption,’’ the competent minister, Ion Perju, said.
The completed and updated list contains about 338 tariff positions: fresh and tinned fruits and vegetables, dairy products, eggs, honey, spicery, fresh and processed meat, baker’s products, confectioner’s products, oil, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, congealed products, sauces, etc.