The Association Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Moldova aims to deepen political and economic relations between the two parties. It also creates a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). The Agreement provides Moldova with a framework for boosting trade and economic growth, through improved access to the EU market for its products and services, as well as by comprehensively approximating its trade-related laws and regulations to EU’s standards. Since the provisional entry into force of the DCFTA in September 2014, there has been a considerable growth in exchanges: EU imports from Moldova grew by 62% between 2014 and 2018 and, the EU is Moldova’s first partner, representing 56% of its total trade.
The Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part entered into force on 01/07/2016 and the Official Journal references are