Tax and customs privileges for duty-free shops, bars and restaurants located in Moldova at the entrance to the country and in the Transnistrian region were canceled
This is envisaged by the relevant amendments and additions to the Customs and Tax Codes, which the parliament adopted on Friday in the second reading. They also stipulate that economic agents licensed to operate duty-free shops located in the entry zone to Moldova and duty-free shops for servicing the diplomatic corps, which will not expire until January 1, 2020, will continue to use for non-excisable goods customs and tax benefits provided for duty-free shops located in the departure zone from the territory of Moldova, before the license expires, without the right to renew. Tax and customs benefits will be provided only when placing and selling goods in duty-free shops, bars and restaurants located in the departure zone from the territory of Moldova. Earlier, the authors of the bill noted that, according to European practice, duty-free trade is possible only at the exit from the country, at airports and ports, and the presence of duty-free shops in Moldova in both directions contributes to smuggling, unfair competition, etc. // 16.08.2019 — InfoMarket.