Moldova - Country Commercial Guide
Labeling and Marking Requirements
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The Law on Consumer Protection prohibits the import and sale of products and services without complete, truthful, and correct information in Romanian.  This, however, does not translate into an outright ban on the import of products that do not carry labels in Romanian.  Importers have the option of committing goods to customs bonded warehouses and affixing the legally required labels on products in order to get customs clearance for imported goods.

Moldovan legislation requires that manufacturers (or packaging companies) present information about the name of the product, name, and mark of the manufacturer (or importer), company location, weight or volume, main qualitative characteristics, composition, additives, country of origin, validity period, date of production, guarantee period, relevant hazards as well as prescriptions for use, handling, warehousing, preservation, and storage.

Durable goods have to be accompanied by a warranty certificate, technical specifications and operations manual.

The labeling of food products is regulated by a separate law.  Besides the information mentioned above, labels should also carry information about ingredients.  In addition, labels must carry information about the following foods and ingredients known to induce hypersensitive reactions regardless of their quantity:

  • cereals that contain gluten, e.g. wheat, barley, rye, oat or hybrids and products thereof;
  • crustaceans and products thereof;
  • eggs and products thereof;
  • fish and products thereof;
  • peanuts, soya and products thereof;
  • milk and dairy products, including lactose;
  • walnuts and products thereof;
  • sulfites in concentrations of 10 mg/kg or more.

Moldovan legislation has specific information requirements for labels on foods, which may vary by the type of food, ingredients used and production technologies.  Additional requirements are contained in technical regulations.