These past weeks have been quite busy for the Trade & Manufacturing Committee.
Following our position paper on the exclusion of the Sanitary Veterinary Certificate (Form 2), as well as multiple requests on the coordination of SV Certificates with major Moldovan trade partners, a series of meetings were arranged, including those of the Economic Council under the Prime Minister. Accordingly, ANSA has already initiated the procedure of the coordinating SV Certificates for milk, meat and fishery products.
Environmental legislation became another hot topic on T&M Committee agenda. Following the meeting on June 12, this week AmCham submitted a second position paper regarding draft regulations on packaging and packaging waste. The team is also involved in reviewing draft regulations on waste electrical and electronic equipment. AmCham is also tackling the issue of major increases to the fees charged by Apa-Canal Chisinau for sewage services.
Traditionally AmCham has been involved in Customs Service related issues. Two major issues affect the activity of economic agents. The committee intends on tackling the issue of increments of the customs value of goods via a position paper on the matter. The other hot issue is the recent practice of the Customs Service to refuse to return import duties based on EUR.1 certificates of origin issued retrospectively.