In this part of the CEFTA Web Portal you will find the most important customs import/export procedures separately for each CEFTA Economy. Procedures include but are not limited to: 1.The location of customs clearance offices; 2.The working hours in each office; 3.The procedures to follow based on the destination of your goods; 4.The documents to present to customs authorities for obtaining approval for the relevant destination; 5.The officially approved documents given to you by customs authorities in each case; 6.The procedures followed by customs authorities for calculating the customs value of your goods; 7.The definition of rules of origins determining customs preferential or non preferential tariffs; 8.The Free Trade Agreements signed by each CEFTA Economy with the other signatories. In cases where the final destination of goods is one of the CEFTA Economies, please refer to the import procedures section of this Economy on this portal. In cases where goods transit through different economies before arriving to their final destination, please refer to the transit procedures of these economies. If goods exit one of the CEFTA Economies included in this site, please refer to the export procedures for the relevant Economy.

Laws and regulations


The main regulatory documents on transit are the Customs Code and the Government Decision nr. 1140 on Regulations for Customs Destinations.

External transit

External transit refers to the admission of non-Moldovan goods to move from one border customs office to another border customs office provided that the goods are not meant to be imported for use in Moldova.
Goods or vehicles in transit are placed under customs seal.  Goods can be transited only upon receipt of an authorization from the Customs Service.  The transit timeframe is established by the customs office, but it cannot be higher than 8 days from the moment of crossing the customs border.  Prohibited goods cannot be placed under the transit regime.  The customs point of entry will set the time while transited goods have to reach the customs body of destination depending on the means of transport, distance, weather conditions, etc.  Once at the destination point, transited goods have to be intact (except for natural wear and tear), as do the identification signs applied by customs.

Internal transit

Internal transit refers to the movement of goods from an entry  border crossing customs office to an internal customs office, not subject to customs duties,  in later of which goods may  be assigned to a different customs destination  or may be subject to import procedures; or, in the case of export, to the movement of goods from a internal customs office to a border crossing customs office.

Systems used for movement of goods


Transit systems applicable in Moldova are as follows:
• Transit system of the European Community – applied on goods transported by road or railway in accordance with methodological norms stipulated by the Customs Service’s orders;  
• T1 certificate – applied on 1) imported goods entering Moldova before reaching the customs office of destination for final customs processing; and, 2) goods bound for export that were processed by an inland customs office before reaching the border customs point;
• TIR system – according to TIR convention signed on June 14, 1975 in Geneva;
• ATA system – according to the ATA Convention signed on December 6, 1961, in Brussels.
In case of use of a transit procedure in accordance with the international agreements to which Moldova is part, the customs body shall accept it without issuing internal documents.


Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova
Address: 30, Columna str., Chisinau, MD-2001, Republic of Moldova
Press Service: + 373 22/ 574-120
Anteroom: + 373 22/ 574-201
Secretariat: + 373 22/ 574-182