The launching ceremony for EU funded ‘Support for the Quality Infrastructure Framework in the DCFTA context in the Republic of Moldova’ was held with the participation of Minister of Economy and Infrastructure, Chiril Gaburici, and Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Chisinau, Peter Michalko on February 2, 2018.
In the opening ceremony, Chiril Gaburici expressed that “This project is very effective to enhance quality infrastructure. Within the DCFTA, quality infrastructure plays a very important role, ensuring excellence at all stages of production, the sale of goods and services both on the domestic and foreign markets. Moldovan government is a reliable partner in commercial development, attracting investment and creating new jobs.” Within the scope of the project, the European Union will assist the Republic of Moldova in strengthening the legal and normative quality infrastructure and market surveillance frameworks in accordance with the European standards, in the context of the implementation of the Association Agreement that includes the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA).
The EU Delegation Ambassador added that this is a technical project, but it is necessary for the Republic of Moldova so that it adjusts its quality infrastructure in the process of implementing the Association Agreement and the DCFTA with the EU. “The important part is dedicated to the private sector, firstly to be informed about EU requirements for exporting products to the European market; secondly it’ll help them reach the European standard. The project will have positive impact on product quality and confidence in the domestic consumer, which will boost economic growth, “declared the Ambassador of the EU.
The project will be implemented for three years, financially supported by the European Union with 3.6 million euros.