Government proposes that export permits be stored at Customs Service

The head of the cabinet, Ion Chicu, says that the situation regarding the transport branch is serious, and as a result the export of agricultural-food products and other items is blocked. According to the prime minister, besides the lack of transport permits, the problem is complicated because the element of corruption persists in their distribution. In this regard, the Government proposes that these authorizations be stored at the Customs Service and issued at the exit of the truck from the country, IPN reports.

The prime minister has said, after the Government meeting, that the Russian Federation has issued a number of authorizations, perhaps insufficient, but quite large. ANTA, the institution in charge from the Republic of Moldova, has distributed them in such a way that some companies failed to use them, while others did not receive them. "This is one of the objections of the Russian Federation - we gave you enough, but not all were used," said Ion Chicu.

According to the prime minister, the proposal is for these authorizations to be stored at the Customs Service and, "when the loaded truck is ready to leave the territory of the Republic of Moldova, with all the set of documents, it will be granted the authorization". Ion Chicu has mentioned that this topic will be discussed during his visit to Moscow, which begins on Wednesday, November 20.

The possibility of granting a sufficient number of permits by the end of the year in order to unblock the situation will be discussed with the Russian prime minister and the branch minister, the prime minister mentioned. The extension of the list of import products accepted by the Russian Federation will be also discussed.

In Moscow, the prime minister will also address the subject of gas delivery with the chairman of the Board of Directors of "Gazprom", Alexei Miller.