Russia lifts ban on imports of Moldovan wines


Rospotrebnadzor (the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being – RRT) authorized the supply of 20 kinds of wines of the Moldovan winemaking company SA Cricova to Russia.

As reported by newspaper Kommersant, the Service has completed the verification of documentation and examination of samples of the wines of the company.

“As before, we will allow the ‘single-window system’ for the supplies of wine products made by SA Cricova to the Russian Federation,” Rospotrebnadzor said.

As it was noted, the embargo on Moldovan wine was introduced in September 2013. Additional restrictions on the supply of products from Moldova were introduced in 2015, when the Moldovan parliament ratified the association agreement with the EU.

Later, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced possible easing of the embargo after a meeting with Moldovan President Igor Dodon. In turn, Rospotrebnadzor said that it is possible for most of the Moldovan wine makers to resume supplying wine to Russia. Later it was reported that five Moldovan producers of wine products will present samples for obtaining permits for deliveries to Russia.