Disinfo: In 2014, Moldova was forced to sign the free trade…


In 2014, Moldova was forced to sign the free trade agreement without consulting with the citizens, under an enormous pressure of the EU and the US. The agreement has harmed Moldova’s economy.


No evidence given. EU-Moldova Association Agreement was signed in 2014, it was ratified also by the Moldovan Parliament. It includes the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area that provides duty-free and quota-free access for almost all Moldovan goods to the EU market. Around two thirds (66%) of Moldova's exports went to the EU in 2016, followed by Russia (12%) and Belarus (5%). EU imports from Moldova increased by 5.5% in 2015 and by 7.7% in 2016. Imports from EU fell by 18 per cent after two years of the Association Agreement compared to the period when Moldova was not an associated partner of EU (2012-2014) – says economist from Expert – Grup, Andrian Lupusor in an interview to RFE: bit.ly/2mvdozn, // This fact is confirmed by a detailed analysis on the consequences of the AA on Moldovan economy: bit.ly/2qWrjlf,


  • Reported in: Issue 73
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Moldova, US
  • Keywords: European Union, Trade, Economic difficulties, AA/DCFTA


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