Support to Quality Infrastructure Framework within a DCFTA context in the Republic of Moldova

Stronger economy
DCFTA
EUR 3 683 800 M
Consortium led by Project Group Italy Srl, in partnership with Prysma Calidad y Medio Ambiente SA, Eurecna S.p.A, GDSI Limited, Sofreco and Eurosupport-Fineurop Support Srl.
2017 - 2020
Ongoing
The overall objective of the project is to support Moldova in “strengthening the country’s Quality Infrastructure framework within a DCFTA [Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area] context”.
The purposes of this project are:

 

(1) To further align the country’s Quality Infrastructure [QI] and Market Surveillance [MS]  structures with EU requirements;

(2) To enhance the country’s private sector competitiveness aspects by improving SMEs’ production, quality and business processes;

(3) To design the concrete multi-layered DCFTA visibility and communication action plan in particular in the field of QI, MS and internal and external market conditions and opportunities as well as in implementation of its different awareness, communication and visibility actions.

 

The project aims to achieve the following:

 

-  The legal and normative Moldovan Quality Infrastructure (QI) and Market Surveillance (MS) frameworks are closely aligned with EU requirements as per the relevant GoM Action Plans;
-  Overall competitiveness of Moldovan businesses within a DCFTA context in the fields of quality, production, export promotion and marketing and management are improved;
-  MoEI isassisted in the execution of its different awareness, communication and visibility actions in the field of Quality Infrastructure, Market Surveillance and internal and external market conditions and opportunities.

 

The Project has 5 Components:

 

 Component 1: Quality Infrastructure

-  Advisory support to the Moldovan testing laboratories and MoEI; Support to the MoEI Action Plan for Private Sector Service Certification and Conformity Assessment; Support to Moldova in maintaining EA-BLA membership; Support to the National Moldovan Metrological Institute in maintaining EURAMET membership; Support to the  MoEI  in implementing Annex XVI.

 

Component 2: Market Surveillance

-  Support in the implementation of the Multi-Annual Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance Agency (APCSP) Institutional Development Plan; Support to APCSP in the further elaboration of and enforcement of adopted Risk Based Management Analysis Based Control Procedures (RBMACP); Support in establishing a RAPEX based system of exchange of information about dangerous non-food consumer products.

 

Component 3: Internal and External Markets and Opportunities

-  Support will be provided to up to 75 selected (export-viable) individual companies;  Support to ODIMM and MIEPO to enhance their effectiveness of their running projects addressed to companies in seizing DCFTA-induced market opportunities;  DCFTA-linked capacity buildng for the staff of Business Support Organisations’ (BSO) both state and NGOs, including Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Support and improve existing DCFTA Public-Private-Dialogue (PPD) on AA/DCFTA implementation.

 

Component 4: Support to the MoE in the review of the concrete multi-layered DCFTA visibility and communication action plan

-  Support to MoEI and its subordinated agencies during the execution of their different awareness, communication and visibility actions in the field of Quality Infrastructure, Market Surveillance and internal and external market conditions and opportunities; Support to MoEI and its implementing agencies to improve their overall outreach efforts.

 

 Component 5: Additional Project Activities

-  Support to, especially, the MoEI in designing, carrying out and reporting on DCFTA implementation; Support to, especially, the MoEI and its subordinated agencies in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations and staff skills.

 

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1, Piata Marii Adunari Nationale
+ 373 79 078 805

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