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Policy Information

Policy Information

Government Agency(s) / Competent Authority

Authorized Government Agency(s):

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry

Agency(s) Contact Information:

131, 31 August 1989 Street
131 MD-2012, mun. Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Telephone : +373 22 23 34 27
Email: adm_maia@maia.gov.md
Website

Organic Regulations and/or Standards

Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard:

Law no. 115-XVI from 09.06.2005, regarding the organic agriculture products

Regulations for using the “Organic Agriculture - Moldova’ mark are also in force: Law no. 1078 (22.09.2008)

Date of Implementation: 2006

Regulation and/or Standard Scope:

The law protects the words organic; as well as ecological and biological for organic farming. Regulations include ecological principles and methods of processing organic food production, inspection and certification system in the field and organic food products import and export. Each organic farm and processor has to be registered by the Moldovan authorities.

Certification and Accreditation

Certification:

Several international certification boides work in Moldova.

Additional Information

Reference Standards:

Standards based on EU Regulation 2092/91 (now 834/2007 and 889/2008)

Definitions

Definitions

Term

Definition

Health and Wellness

Health and wellness is the aggregation of organic packaged food and beverages, fortified/functional packaged food and beverages, naturally healthy packaged food and beverages, better for you packaged food and beverages and food intolerance products.

Organic packaged foods and beverages

This category includes packaged food & beverages that are certified organic by an approved certification body. Organic production is based on:

• A system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers.
• Organic food & beverages are minimally processed without artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.
• The use of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism) is prohibited. “Certified Organic” means the item has been grown according to strict uniform standards that are verified by independent state or private organizations.
• Depending on the country, such products are called ‘organic’, ‘biological’ or ‘ecological’: For organic products to be included under Euromonitor definitions, the organic aspect needs to form part of positioning/marketing of the product. This is an aggregation of organic baby food, bakery, confectionery, dairy, ice cream, oils and fats, ready meals, rice, sauces, dressings and condiments, snack bars, soups, spreads, sweet and savory snacks and other organic food.

Note that fresh food products or individual ingredients are not included in this definition.

Compound annual growth rate (CAGR)

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is the average annual growth rate over a specified period of time. For instance, the CAGR consumption of from 2016 – 2019 will be the average growth rates across these three years.

USDA GATS data clarification

The data presented in table 2.4 represents the dollar values of the top 5 organic commodities as well as of the total organic exports of the trade partner for the period 2016-2019 as per the United States Department of Agriculture’s Global Agricultural Trade System, a database consisting of international agricultural, fish, forest and textile products trade statistics dating from the inception of the Harmonized coding system in 1989 to present.