Moldova

Please contact our partner office for more information about our services in Moldova:

Turcu & Turcu
1 Stefan cel Mare Bvd
Chisinau, Moldova
T +373 692 36261  
Contact: Mr Gabriel Turcu & Mr Dorian Chirosca
officemoldova@turcu.ro


Based on the recent developments in Moldova, REACT can now actively assist its member companies in all legal matters on Moldovan jurisdiction, through the newly established branch of TURCU & TURCU, which is the REACT partner office also in Romania and Bulgaria. The Moldovan legislation on customs enforcement is fully aligned with EC Regulation 1383, including the simplified proceeding and the direct destruction of the products in case there is no opposition. The customs protection is focused also against the products in transit, which is very important for an EU bordering country. The dedicated and active customs IP Customs department already started the ex officio seizures and several important shipments of counterfeit products were stopped. As per the agreement with REACT, the Customs application is free of charge, and there are no attorney fees, besides the 100 Euro charge for costs like translations, notary certification etc.  

Our services in Moldova

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Attending personal hearing
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Filing surveillance letter
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application available, not mandatory
  • Customs application is valid for one year
  • Simplified procedure
  • Customs will act ex officio
  • Deadline for response to Customs Notifications of seizure is 10 working days (extendable once) and 3 working days for perishable goods. If there is no Application, then it has to be filled in term of 4 working days from the day of receiving the notification
  • Deadline for importer to respond to customs authorities is 10 working days upon the receipt of the notification
  • Remedies available under criminal law
  • Proof of knowledge of counterfeiting is required
  • Ex parte orders and Interim injunctions available
  • Damages and costs available. Damages must be substantiated or can be determined on the basis of fairness and the retail price of original goods
  • Contributory liability remedy is available in line to the provisions of E-Commerce Directive implemented in the legislation of the Republic of Moldova