Moldova - Country Commercial Guide
Market Entry Strategy
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Good local representation is recommended before entering the Moldovan market. Consulting with U.S. companies already in the market, as well as with the U.S. Embassy and business organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (AmCham Moldova), is the best way to assess the market and prospective partners.  Conducting due diligence helps minimize risks involved in any business transaction.

Given the tenuous commercial environment and weak legal infrastructure, it is essential to obtain solid legal advice in structuring your company’s investment.  Furthermore, it is important to keep up with Moldova’s ever-changing laws and regulations.  Legal counsel can provide general advice on fluctuations in the commercial environment in Moldova and prevent disputes from emerging between partners.  Many Moldovan laws and regulations are vague and open to considerable leeway in interpretation, providing opportunities for corruption.

The U.S. Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Section can help you to locate the right partners on the local market.  In partnership with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) Bucharest, the Embassy provides a wide range of FCS-branded services including International Partner Search, International Partner Background, Single Company Promotion, Gold Key Service, etc. as well as tailored services that fit the needs of U.S. companies.