Punishment of Moldova: Chisinau no longer wants to put up with the Russian Federation over the embargo on agricultural products

In Moldova, the reasons given by Russia for the embargo on agricultural products are considered far-fetched, caused by political motives. They say in Chisinau that this is some kind of revenge for the pro-European path of the authorities in Moldova. Be that as it may, but farmers oriented to the Russian market are in for hard times.

The food embargo on agricultural products from Moldova announced by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture is not the first and certainly not the last. Over the past 7-8 years, it has been announced several times and each time effectively “sobered up” the authorities of the small republic, who, in a fit of Russophobic feelings, called, of course, “European integration”, forgot who the few businesses that still operate in the country depend on . In Moldova, they adhere to only one “evidence” regarding the political decision on the embargo - it was allegedly introduced in the midst of a good harvest, and this somehow allegedly proves the dishonesty of the actions of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

Farmers and gardeners in Moldova, far from politics, complain that basically most of the crop is exported to Russia. Firstly, this is an old, proven sales market, and, secondly, selling prices in Europe are much lower, which makes it unprofitable for agricultural workers of the republic to supply products there. Moreover, despite the free trade agreement signed by Moldova and the EU, quotas for agricultural goods remained for export to Europe. Of course, Chisinau is silent about this fact and accuses only the Russian side of the "trade wars", but not Brussels.

After another round of unfriendly steps by the government of President Maia Sandu, in mid-August, the Russian Federation again introduced restrictions, justified solely by sanitary requirements. However, this time, Chisinau did not, following the tradition established in previous years, create a joint Russian-Moldovan commission to investigate and eliminate comments, does not want to put up with the Russian Federation, but immediately launched a “counterattack”, accusing Moscow of bad faith and an attempt to “punish Moldova” .

In other words, Chisinau goes not only to a confrontation with the Russian Federation, but also completely deprives its farmers of the hope of restoring a profitable business. Even if agricultural enterprises independently eliminate shortcomings in work and products, the decision to return vegetables and fruits to the Russian Federation will depend on the position of the authorities of the two states. But in this case, the next agricultural embargo on Moldovan fruits is the least of all worries about the leadership of the republic, which depends a little more than completely on Russia, but aspires to Europe.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 22 August 2022 09: 45
    Well, Moldovans, well, wonderful ...
    They don't want to pay for gas debts.
    And when they were told in plain text: "Let's go to ....... Europe."
    For some reason they are offended and tryndyat about dishonesty?!
    Is it fair not to pay for gas?
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 22 August 2022 09: 59
    They say in Chisinau that this is some kind of revenge for the pro-European path of the authorities in Moldova.

    If you have chosen the pro-European path, then send your products to Europe! And Russia can also buy in Iran ...
    And tell me how to supply products to Russia, if there are hostilities in Ukraine? Or maybe that's why they don't bomb the railway, so that products from Moldova go through Ukraine to Russia. And along the way, will they bring shells for the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Romania in order to kill Russians already on the territory of Russia?
  3. Ion Offline Ion
    Ion (Popescu Ion) 22 August 2022 10: 04
    67% of all exports go to the European Union, 9,7% to Russia and the countries of the former USSR.
    1. nikanikolich Offline nikanikolich
      nikanikolich (nikola) 22 August 2022 10: 26
      then what's the problem with the woman? Let the producers compensate the difference and the sheep will be safe and the wolves will be fed. But apparently the merchant does not have a gold reserve, or these actions go against gay European economic postulates.
    2. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 22 August 2022 22: 22
      Quote from Ion
      67% of all exports go to the European Union, 9,7% to Russia and the countries of the former USSR.

      So what? Moldova has sharply increased exports to the EU. There are several factors: This became possible due to the products of Transnistria, which are exported as Moldovan. And also thanks to the re-export of Ukrainian foodstuffs, which are first imported to the Republic of Moldova (RM), and then exported to the EU as produced in the Republic of Moldova, and bought on the outskirts at dumping prices.
      The export of Moldovan goods and products amounted to $2,3 billion and increased by 1,7 times in the first half of 2022. Imports of 4,3 billion dollars. A significant gap between exports and imports of goods led to the accumulation in January-June 2022 of a trade deficit in the amount of 2 billion US dollars.
    3. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
      lance is gone (lance) 23 August 2022 14: 36
      so the issue is closed. remained only payment for gas and debts for it.
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 22 August 2022 13: 52
    What funny people. One might think that the sanctions against Russia are not caused by political motives.
    Russia's mistake is that it is trying to hide behind the Ministry of Agriculture. It must be clearly stated that Russia is imposing counter-sanctions for political reasons. Russia does not like the political leadership of a number of EU countries and the task is to change them.
    If EU officials openly declare that their goal is to change the political course of Russia, then exactly the same task is facing the leadership of Russia.
  5. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 22 August 2022 19: 09
    "caused by political motives", but even so. It means you can bark at Russia, but it means for us to tighten our paws.
  6. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 23 August 2022 00: 04
    The meaning is to procrastinate. Decided to cover - covered. Let them integrate with Europe at their own expense. Nothing to mumble now about this and that. The Russian bounty shop is closed.
  7. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 23 August 2022 10: 25
    Not a great loss, Moldavian apples :))
    We manage without Polish poisoned apples, now we have started growing our own!
    1. Sergei Fonov Offline Sergei Fonov
      Sergei Fonov (sergey fonov) 23 August 2022 19: 32
      You are right, the absence of other people's goods opens the way for your own goods, but it often happens that home-grown goods turn out to be much more expensive than imported ones, and this is sad.
      1. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
        assault 2019 (assault 2019) 23 August 2022 22: 47
        Today in Magnit apples are already 66 rubles per kg
      2. Avarron Offline Avarron
        Avarron (Sergei) 24 August 2022 09: 08
        But the fact that the money remains in the country, and is not withdrawn abroad, has a cumulative effect in terms of economic development. Because money has to work. And where should they be invested, if not in the development of their own business, and, consequently, in Russia? It is already dangerous to invest in Western stocks / bonds, in Russian - I'd better keep silent. How else can you make money work? By reinvesting in business expansion, which means job creation.
  8. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 23 August 2022 22: 49
    Let them sell to Europe. She is right next to her, unlike Russia. And the fact that the Europeans will send them in three letters is just an incentive to do "modernizations and innovations" in the technology of digging the field)
  9. etsaaaa .... eat your pamedoras yourself, mamalyzhniki!
  10. Ivanovich 1960 Offline Ivanovich 1960
    Ivanovich 1960 26 August 2022 09: 16
    Don't you think, compatriot and that we pay too much attention to these hungry Romanians? I personally don’t feel itchy anywhere whether there are apples and other agricultural crap in the store or not. And what the skinny Sandra said (in a hungry year, and for a bucket of borscht, she would not have looked at her), I also don’t give a damn. Regarding Transnistria, I know for sure that we have a lot of generals like the late Lebed.
  11. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 28 August 2022 21: 09
    They are rushing to the Eurokolkhoz "40 years without a harvest", and agricultural products with bactericides are for us, no, they are also handed over to the collective farm, soon there will be a pan-European hunger with freezing of the heels here this product will fit for prugreva!