Posta Moldovei builds capacity to facilitate e-commerce.
A meeting with the leadership of Poşta Moldovei State Enterprise was held at the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, at which issues related to aspects and measures taken by the national postal operator to implement the Roadmap to accelerate the process of digitizing the national economy and the development of electronic commerce were discussed. Interim CEO of Poşta Moldovei Vitalie Zaharia informed that the company has implemented the CDS electronic customs declaration system of the Universal Postal Union for all categories of postal items that contain goods. Currently, the exchange of preliminary electronic data is carried out with 22 countries, including Romania, Russia, the USA, Germany, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Spain, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Canada, Ukraine, etc. The rest of the member countries of the Universal Postal Union must sign multilateral agreements on the exchange of data and must begin to apply them before January 1, 2021. According to Vitalie Zaharia, Poşta Moldovei signed a Multilateral Agreement on the exchange of data, pledging to protect personal data during the exchange of electronic customs data for postal items containing import / export cargo. “We are currently in the process of concluding a trilateral partnership with MEEST and ROSAN to receive and distribute shipments on several electronic platforms,” said Vitalie Zaharia. At the meeting it was also mentioned that Poșta Moldovei received the status of an authorized economic agent to simplify customs procedures, and also owns a customs broker license. After several meetings with the representatives of the Customs Service, it was found that one of the pressing problems faced by exporting enterprises in e-commerce is the need to call customs brokers to fill out a customs declaration, which requires additional time and money. According to the Minister of Economy Sergiu Railean, if a single declaration (customs and postal) is approved at the national level, economic operators, especially small exporters, will not have to contact customs brokers and will not incur additional costs. “The approval of a single national customs declaration will simplify the export of goods through international mail. It will also be more convenient for clients to fill out an online declaration and sign it with a digital signature from anywhere in the country, and the company's courier service will be able to pick up postal items directly from the office of an economic agent who has already completed an online declaration on Posta Moldovei, said Sergiu Railean. // 22.09.2020 - InfoMarket.