Janis Mazeiks: Moldova's exports to the EU are 13 times higher than in the Russian Federation
Moldova's exports to the European Union are 13 times higher than in the Russian Federation. And this is due not only to the European Union, but also to the Russian Federation, which has rejected Moldovan exporters.
The statement was made by the European Union ambassador in Chisinau, Janis Mazeiks on Radio Moldova's "360 degrees".
"Many say that Russia is still an important partner for the Republic of Moldova, but if you look at the figures, exports to the EU are 13 times higher than Moldova's exports to Russia. It is not just the EU's merit, it is largely due to the steps taken by the Russian Federation, in recent years, rejecting, exporters from Moldova. If you improve veterinary standards in agricultural production, they will match those in the EU, and obviously there will be an opening to these markets," said Janis Mazeiks.
According to data from the EU Delegation to Moldova, Moldovan exports of goods to the European Union increased last year by 32.3% compared to 2021, reaching over 2.5 billion US dollars. The European Union continues to be Moldova's most important trading partner. According to statistical data, the number of companies exporting to the EU has also increased. Last year, their number reached 2,044, compared to 1,860 in 2021. This represents 70 percent of all exporting companies.