CUSTOMS

Free Zone is the most comprehensive form of suspensive customs procedures. The legislation of Republic of Moldova stipulates the introduction of goods on the free economic zone territory for further processing or commercializing on the third side markets, without restrictions comparing with the rest of national territory.

Are considered originated from free economic zone good, fully produced or processed inside of the zone, if:

a)     any changes on the position level occurs (classification code of goods) in the nomenclature of goods at the one of first characters or,

b)    the cost of exported goods is higher than the cost of goods introduced in the zone, caused by growth of up to 35% of own costs.

On the goods (or services) not completed the processing conditions in the free zone, at the removal from the zone on the rest of territory of Republic of Moldova are extended provisions of customs legislation regarding the content of imported components.

On the free economic zones customs regime is assured by the customs office of the Customs Service, which activity is coordinated under the organizational aspect with the Administration.

Under the legal provisions on the free zones territory is established regime of mandatory declaration of goods (services) introduced and removed from this territory. Daily introduction of local goods in the free zone for non-commercial use, with a total value on the documents not higher than 300 euro inclusive, is realized without customs declaration.

It’s prohibited the introduction on the free zones territory of goods or any other objects prohibited for trade on the territory of Republic of Moldova, by the law or international agreements signed by the Republic of Moldova, and also in following situations:

a)    are dangerous for other goods and objects inside of the zone;

b)    present some dangerous for morality and public security;

c)    don’t match the ecological, sanitary and hygienic rules and regulations provided by law;

d)    don’t match the quality requirements established by the law.

Delivery of goods (services) on the free zones from the rest of territory of Republic of Moldova is treated under the export rules, and delivery of goods (services) from the zones outside on the rest territory of Republic of Moldova are treated under the importing rules.

The goods (services) from free zones up to the moment of crossing the borders have a free traffic regime and are passed from one free economic zone tenant to another without completing a customs declaration.