On 4th of May, the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) presented to the public a study on the Customs procedures at Giurgiulesti International Free Port. The study seeks to increase the trade and competitiveness of the port by recommending measures to improve the efficiency of Customs, border, phyto-sanitary and veterinary procedures.
The study was conducted in close co-operation with the Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova.
Giurgiulesti International Free Port is the Republic of Moldova’s only sea port, located in the southwest of the country. In recent years it has seen a significant increase in cargo throughput with 876,274 tons of bulk cargo and 757,977 tons of containerised cargo passing through the port in 2016.
This is the second port study conducted by EUBAM, following the publication of a similar assessment in 2015 of the procedures at the ports of Odesa and Chornomorsk, in collaboration with Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.