Part of Moldovan wineries will resume deliveries to Russia

Part of Moldovan wineries will resume deliveries to Russia

MOSCOW, 28 Feb — RIA Novosti. A large part of the winemaking companies of Moldova, of 13 examined by the experts of Rospotrebnadzor will be able to resume the supply of products to Russia after the laboratory testing and final evaluation of the submitted documentation, stated RIA Novosti the head of the Supervisory Department Anna Popova.

“Moldova returned Rospotrebnadzor specialists. The majority of enterprises from 13 surveyed will be able to supply their products to the Russian market after laboratory studies and final assessment of the submitted documentation,” — said Popov.

In the middle of February Rospotrebnadzor has informed that experts of Department will visit wineries of Moldova who deliver or plan to deliver to Russia alcohol products at the end of visits will be discussed the possibility of increasing the supply of the Moldavian alcohol on the Russian market.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin at press conference following talks with President of Moldova Igor Dodon said that the number of enterprises in Moldova that have the right to supply products to the Russian market is likely to increase. Later, the head of Rospotrebnadzor reported to RIA Novosti that the experts of Department will check the readiness of the Moldovan enterprises to resume the supply of quality food products to the Russian market.

The ban did not apply only to alcoholic products from Gagauzia and Transnistria. Until 2006, Moldovan wines occupied over 60% market share in Russia. By 2013, Moldova managed to recover only 10-12% share of its products on the Russian market.

Relations between Moscow and Chisinau deteriorated in the summer of 2015, when the Moldovan Parliament ratified the Association agreement with the EU, which the government signed in Brussels. By Convention, Moldova should fully open its market to European goods. Russia, fearing that the market of the CIS and the Customs Union via Moldova will receive the re-export of goods from the EU, has imposed a temporary ban on imports of certain Moldovan products.