During the two days - Moldova honors winemakers. The budget of the National Wine Day in 2009 compared with last year halved, falling c1, 35 million lei to 600tys. lei (about 36tys. euro). All the festivities moved from the central square of the Moldovan capital on the territory of the exhibition center "Moldexpo", and enrollment in them have filed a total of 37 economic agents.
Industry in decline.
The economic crisis, the consequences of Russia's wine embargo, which the Moldovan wine-makers have lost the main market, and short-sighted policy of the authorities, are the main reasons that many believe vinoproizvoditeley led the industry in decline. Today in Moldova remain unfulfilled 17 million dal of wine harvest last year worth $ 300 million, debt winemakers for raw materials reached 17.2 million dollars, and 50 enterprises out of 130 declared themselves bankrupt.
Pomneniyu owner of one of the major wineries of the country who wished to remain anonymous, in the near future the situation will worsen. And this is connected with the political crisis facing the country today. The former communist government, said a businessman, kept the banks from the requirements to winemakers for payment of loans taken on the eve of Russia's embargo. Now manufacturers will be required to pay the debts. Those who can not do, will have to part with their predpriyatiyami.V interview with Deutsche Welle businessman pointed out that even allows for the return of gang warfare in the spirit of the nineties, in fact, except for banking, winemakers use a credit individuals pokotorym also have to pay, even if the enterprise bankrupt.
Deputies are trying to help.
In order to somehow support the winemakers, the Moldovan parliament adopted in late September, an amendment to the Law on grapes and wine is permitted to sell wine in bulk. Introducing the bill MPs, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Valeri Kosarchuk said it will use the brand "Made in Moldova" outside the country. During these amendments to the legislation voted in the majority of the Moldovan MPs, including those who converted to the opposition Communists, who had not supported any proposal of the ruling majority.
Now the local economic agents can export their products without interference from government agencies, in particular, but without it the control of the agro-industrial agency "Moldova-vin", as it was earlier. The supplier must certify the goods only in terms of quality and product safety.
The situation with the embargo could be repeated.
In terms of wine, this decision is absolutely correct. But the former deputy economy minister of the communist government Yuri Muntean sharply criticized the bill, expressing concern that "under the guise of our original wines and brandies outside the republic will be sold low-quality product", as was the eve of Russia introduced an embargo on Moldovan alcohol.
This view is supported by the independent expert, director of the Center for Strategic Studies and Reforms Galina Shelar. "What disturbs that Moldova is relaxed and forgot that was the basis of the cause of the ban the export of Moldovan wine products to Russia's market-low quality. And exports of wine, especially cognac bulk - a potential threat to quality ", - she said. Pomneniyu expert, adopted amendments to the legislation demonstrates the consumer rather than business position and they were linked with the desire of winemakers to get rid of old stocks to free up capacity for the new wine harvest.
According to the deputy director general of the agro-industrial agency "Moldova-vin" Nicolae Taran, now responsible for the quality of products will be only suppliers. He believes that the supply of wine in bulk to the main market, which remains Russia, will be increased to 6 - 7 dal year.