Laws and regulations
The main regulatory documents on transit are the Customs Code and the Government Decision nr. 1140 on Regulations for Customs Destinations.
|External transit refers to the admission of non-Moldovan goods to move from one border customs office to another border customs office provided that the goods are not meant to be imported for use in Moldova.|
Goods or vehicles in transit are placed under customs seal. Goods can be transited only upon receipt of an authorization from the Customs Service. The transit timeframe is established by the customs office, but it cannot be higher than 8 days from the moment of crossing the customs border. Prohibited goods cannot be placed under the transit regime. The customs point of entry will set the time while transited goods have to reach the customs body of destination depending on the means of transport, distance, weather conditions, etc. Once at the destination point, transited goods have to be intact (except for natural wear and tear), as do the identification signs applied by customs.
|Internal transit refers to the movement of goods from an entry border crossing customs office to an internal customs office, not subject to customs duties, in later of which goods may be assigned to a different customs destination or may be subject to import procedures; or, in the case of export, to the movement of goods from a internal customs office to a border crossing customs office.|
Systems used for movement of goods
Transit systems applicable in Moldova are as follows:
|Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova|
Address: 30, Columna str., Chisinau, MD-2001, Republic of Moldova
Press Service: + 373 22/ 574-120
Anteroom: + 373 22/ 574-201
Secretariat: + 373 22/ 574-182