During last years, Republic of Moldova launched a number of trade policy development initiatives in order to ensure a more facilitating legal framework for the economic and trade relations with the key external partners. Thus, an agreement on the establishment of a free trade area in the CIS was signed and, similarly, Republic of Moldova started negotiating the Association Agreement with the European Union, which was initialed in November 2013 and signed in June 2014 and has as component part the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA). The paper aims at the assessment of the main effects of signing the Association Agreement on the Moldovan agricultural sector, while examining its reaction, if the Republic of Moldova would have opted for its integration in the Customs Union – Russian Federation, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
Alexandru STRATAN, Professor,National Institute for Economic Research, RM
free trade agreement, export, import, agri-food trade, customs union.