OREANDA-NEWS. October 17, 2008. Moldova has used annual quota for the export of wine within half a year. As the press-service of the Ministry of economy and commerce informed, from March, 1st till October, 15th, 2008, the Ministry has issued 577 permissions for the export of 600 thousand dal. of wine to 31 wineries of Moldova.

For 2009 EU has increased export quotas of the wine goods. So, since January, 1st of the next year, the wine quota will make 700 thousand dal.

As the Ministry of economy and commerce has informed, EU became the major trading partner of Moldova due to independent trade preferences with share exceeding 55 % of all Moldavian export. In January-August, 2008, export of Moldova to EU has made US545,8 million, having increased by 34% in comparison with the same period of 2007.

The largest amounts of Moldavian goods were exported to Romania – for US 226 million, Italy - US 116 million, Germany - US 48,8 million, Poland - US 36 million and Great Britain - US 31 million.

Moldova exported textiles, electric equipment, food and alcohol production, footwear, etc.