In this part of the CEFTA Web Portal you will find the most important customs import/export procedures separately for each CEFTA Economy. Procedures include but are not limited to: 1.The location of customs clearance offices; 2.The working hours in each office; 3.The procedures to follow based on the destination of your goods; 4.The documents to present to customs authorities for obtaining approval for the relevant destination; 5.The officially approved documents given to you by customs authorities in each case; 6.The procedures followed by customs authorities for calculating the customs value of your goods; 7.The definition of rules of origins determining customs preferential or non preferential tariffs; 8.The Free Trade Agreements signed by each CEFTA Economy with the other signatories. In cases where the final destination of goods is one of the CEFTA Economies, please refer to the import procedures section of this Economy on this portal. In cases where goods transit through different economies before arriving to their final destination, please refer to the transit procedures of these economies. If goods exit one of the CEFTA Economies included in this site, please refer to the export procedures for the relevant Economy.

Export procedure

Export is the customs regime under which goods are permanently taken out of Moldova’s customs territory without an obligation to bring them back to this territory.  Goods may be placed in this regime if all applicable taxes and fees have been settled, measures of economic policy are respected and other requirements set out by the law are observed.
The exporter has to submit the customs declaration to the customs office nearest its legal address or nearest to the place that the goods are loaded.  In reasonably justified cases, the customs declaration can be submitted to a border customs office.
The main regulatory documents on exports are the Customs Code and the Government Decision no. 1140 on Regulations for Customs Destinations.

Documents, certificates, declarations used during export procedure

Any person or company which carries out export procedures should have the following papers:
• export declaration;
• invoice;
• transport document (CMR or TIR);
• cargo list of goods (a document which accompanies the transport papers and shows detailed type and packaging of exported goods);
• certificate of origin (this is not an obligatory document, but it is needed when exported goods can benefit of preferential tariff schemes);
• Sanitary-veterinary and phytosanitary certificates (in case of agricultural products);
• export licenses (in case of export of arms and ammunition)

Special conditions for export procedure

Generally, export from the Republic of Moldova is free and does not need an export license. Still, export license is needed in special cases and for specific goods, as for example export of arms and ammunition.


Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova
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