Imports from Moldova are to continue to be exempt from EU tariffs and tariff quotas. In addition, the suspension is to be extended to all Moldovan imports into the EU. This is the proposal of the EU Commission

in early May 2023 to amend the existing autonomous trade measures (ATM).

The extension is to be valid for another year. The decision results in the liberalization of seven agricultural products:

  • Apples
  • garlic
  • table grapes and grape juice
  • tomatoes
  • cherries
  • Plums


The suspension of tariffs is intended to support Moldova’s economy. Moldova’s export sector has been severely restricted, especially since Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

Source: CCI, EU Commission