Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area
7 October 2022
Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area between the EU and its Member States and Moldova Final Report – Annexes Prepared by CEPS October 2022 The views expressed in the report are those of the consultant, and do not present an official view of the European Commission. [...] Enterprises wishing to export to the EU, however, still need to obtain certification from the competent authority of Moldova, which has to guarantee that the establishment meets relevant health requirements of the EU and has the power to suspend the establishment’s listing in the case of non-compliance. [...] The chapter also includes facilitation and evolution provisions to create the necessary conditions for further gradual application of EU rules to the free movement of capital.10 Public procurement The chapter on public procurement (Chapter 8) provides for the gradual and reciprocal liberalisation of the parties’ markets under the strict condition that Moldova implements the EU’s key public procure. [...] According to the provisions of the Agreement, Moldova was obliged to approximate its legislation with Directive 2004/18/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts, and to Directive 2004/17/EC on coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sec. [...] In the event of a conflict between the provisions of these chapters and the provisions of the ECT, the latter shall prevail (Article 354 for Moldova).