Last Wednesday, Moldovan President Igor Dodon thanked Vladimir Putin for lifting import duties on a number of Moldovan goods for a period of six months starting on January 1.
"The government of the Russian Federation adopted a decision to abolish starting on January 1, 2019 import duties on a number of Moldovan goods: vegetables, fruits (apples, wild cherry, plums, nectarines and etc.), canned fruits and vegetables, grape and wine products ... I express my gratitude to Vladimir Vladimirovich for supporting the Moldovan people," Dodon wrote on his Facebook page.
The Moldovan president revealed that preferential customs tariff regime for Moldovan goods became possible thanks to agreements reached with Putin. "This decision, for sure, will encourage significant increase of Moldovan goods export to the Russian market, job creation and the increase of budget revenues.”
Urdupoint.com reports how, since assuming the presidential office in December 2016, Dodon has been seeking to restore strategic partnership with Russia, bring the Moldovan goods back to the Russian market and normalize bilateral cooperation in the energy field.