Moldova took over the best practices from EU member states within Twinning project on consolidation of standardization and metrology in accordance with European standards, completed on 6 April. Its goal was to prepare Moldovan economy to implement the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, Economics Minister Octavian Calmic said.
“Institutions in quality infrastructure, with the support of EU experts from Germany and Romania have made concrete steps to increase competence and performance of staff involved in national standardization and metrology activities”, he said.
EU has offered 1.1 million euros for the project, and European experts provided technical advice in workshops, seminars and exchange of experience. “By implementing European standards we have eliminated a number of problems for producers in Moldova on their way to export of goods on European market”, the head of EU Delegation in Moldova, Pirkka Tapiola, said. The official also noted that the EU would back Moldova in this area by other projects, as the EU target is to ensure firstly the domestic market with quality products.
German Ambassador Ulrike Maria Knotz said that as a result of the project’s implementation, due to increased quality of Moldovan products, Moldovan exports increased on EU market. Moldovan goods have become more competitive not only on the European market but also on other markets in the world, Romanian Ambassador to Moldova Daniel Ionita said.
Four laws in the quality infrastructure were amended in the project implementation, 21 technical standardization committees in various fields of national economy were created/restored and 100 workshops, seminars, trainings and exchange of experience were organised.