Moldova exported to the EU market goods worth over 2,2 billion US dollars, as of the application Free Deep and Comprehensive Trade Area with EU /DCFTA/. The agreement started on 1 September 2014, Moldpres informs.
The Economy Ministry analyses, after DCFTA implementation, indicate changes in Moldovan structure of exports to EU, ranking it top the industrial products, which account for 65 per cent of all exported goods. At the same time, the statistical analysis presents a significant increase in grain exports. Only in the first half of the year, there were exported: wheat – 178 220 t. (237 per cent of the established rate – 75 000 t.), processed cereal – 10 507 t. (420% of 2 500 t.) sugar – 38 898 t. (104% of the total of 37,400 t.), etc.
The main European partners for exports were Romania (23,8%), Italy (10%), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (6,5%), Germany (6,5%), France (2,5 %) and Poland (3,3%).
In 2015, national economy had foreign investments worth $ 228,5 million, or 14 per cent more compared to 2014.
During DCFTA application, in order to harmonize national standardization system at EU were adopted about 8,500 European/international standards. And over the period 2014-2016 were canceled over 11,400 Moldovan standards that did not correspond to European, but also the overdue ones.