TTB Signs MOU with Moldova's National Office for Vine and Wine

On July 29, 2014, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Assistant Administrator, Theresa McCarthy and the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Moldova, Vasile Bumacov, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to protect the public and to establish a consistent channel for information exchange on imported and exported wine.

The MOU, signed in Washington, DC, will have long-standing positive effects on mutual understanding and interests in the areas of facilitating the compliant importation and exportation trade in wine.   In forging paths to ensure a long-term economic partnership with the Republic of Moldova, key points of the MOU include:

  • Exchanging information on wine issues related to regulations, laws, policies, procedures, standards, and labeling administration,
  • Providing timely notifications regarding changes to laws, regulations, policies, and procedures affecting the import and export trade in wine, 
  • Developing bilateral training sessions and seminars for technical and scientific staff,
  • Exchanging information with a view to developing cooperative laboratory testing procedures, and
  • Exchanging information on wine counterfeiting and smuggling cases

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