Moldova Excluded Fish from List of Socially Significant Goods
OREANDA-NEWS. July 20, 2010. The Cabinet took such decision on the initiative of the Ministry of Economy on Friday. According to Valeriu Lazar, Deputy Prime-Minister, Minister of Economy, after including fish in the list of socially significant goods the problems with its deliveries to the markets started. The fish began to disappear from the counters.
The market operators addressed to the Ministry of Economy, saying that they couldn’t work with the profit from fish sold with limited margin as it didn’t cover all the expenses related to its import, delivery, storage, etc. According to Valeriu Lazar, the expert joint group considered the problem and agreed that the decision on including fish in the list of socially significant goods with limited margin wasn’t thought over thoroughly. The fish business is very specific, fish – is a peculiar product, mainly imported to the country and the limited margin doesn’t cover the interests of operators.
Thus, the Cabinet was suggested to exclude fish from the list of socially significant goods sold with limited margin. Earlier, in the list of socially significant goods sold with limited margin were included 30 goods, such as: milk and dairy products, sunflower oil, meat and meat products, fish, flour, bread and bakery products without food additives and admixtures, rice, buckwheat, cereals, sugar, tinned food and meat and vegetable products for infant food, juices and flour, vegetable and meat products for infant food, copybooks, cement, citrus fruit, drugs. The limited margin for all products and goods, except drugs, shouldn’t exceed 20%.
Earlier, such products as: children footwear, detergents, construction materials (except cement), yogurts and bakery products with additives and admixtures were excluded from the list. At the same time, meat, meat products, fish, citrus fruit, juices, products and tinned food for infants were included.