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of December 13, 2002 No. 1599

About rules of goods origin

(as amended on 04-04-2022)

Based on the Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 1380-XIII of November 20, 1997. "About customs tariff" (The official monitor of the Republic of Moldova, 1998 No. 40-41, of the Art. 286), and also for the purpose of creation of adequate system of rules of goods origin the Government of the Republic of Moldova DECIDES:

1. Appoint:

Customs Service authorized body on issue of preferential certificates of origin in case of commodity export (certificates of form "A", "ST-1", "EUR.1"), on issue of the replacing certificates for release in free circulation of the goods which are earlier imported on the territory of the Republic of Moldova and placed under customs control based on the preferential certificate of origin and also on and verification of preferential and not preferential certificates of origin when importing. Preferential certificates when exporting the ST-1 form will be issued by Customs Service since January 1, 2008;

Chamber of Commerce and Industry authorized body on issue of not preferential certificates of origin of goods (general form "C").

2. Approve Regulations on rules of goods origin it (is applied).

3. In 2-month time to provide to the Ministry of Finance and Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova implementation of provisions of article 127 of the Law No. 1149-XIV of July 20, 2000. "About the Customs code" (The official monitor of the Republic of Moldova, 2000, Art. No. 160-162, 1201).

4. Impose monitoring and control of accomplishment of this resolution on the Ministry of Economics.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

Vasile Tarlev

Approved by the Order of the Government of the Republic of Moldova of December 13, 2002 No. 1599

Regulations on rules of goods origin

I. General concepts

The country of goods' origin - the country in which goods were completely made or subjected to sufficient processing / conversion.

The certificate of origin - the document confirming the country of goods' origin and issued by authorized body of the exporting country according to the national legal system.

The free-trade agreement - represents the public agreement between two or several states on the basis of which preferential access to the market which is referred to as, as a rule, with free trade is provided to them.

Sufficient processing / conversion - one of criteria according to which that country where the goods were subjected to the last essential processing / conversion sufficient for giving to goods of its characteristic properties is considered the country of goods' origin.

The cost of goods - customs value of the goods used in production at the time of import. In case this cost is not known and cannot be established, the first price paid for these goods in the country where processing/conversion was made is considered the cost of goods.

Factory price (ex-works) - the price paid for goods to the producer in the country where the last processing / conversion was made. This price includes the cost of the used materials, less internal taxes which were paid or will be paid after export.

Goods - any personal estate: objects and other property, including currency means (cash foreign and national currency, payment documents and the personal estate expressed in foreign currency and national monetary unit), natural gas, electro-and heat power, other types of energy, and also vehicles, except for the vehicles used for international carriages of passengers and goods including containers and other transport installations.

Load - the goods delivered at the same time by the exporter to the receiver or delivered according to the same transport document providing transportation of goods by the exporter to the receiver. In case of lack of such transport document delivery will be performed on the basis of the invoice.


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