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Moldova. 2010 ‘Brokering.’ National Report of Moldova on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 8, pp. 17-20. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Moldova to the United Nations. 1 January

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8. Brokering

Brokering is regulated by Chapter 25 of the Customs Code of the Republic of Moldova (Act No. 1149 of 20 July 2000), which sets out the main elements of brokering, that is: a definition of customs broker (a customs broker is a legal person registered according to the law and in possession of a licence issued by the Licensing Board for customs broker activities and who carries out in the name and on behalf of third parties the declaration of goods, submission of goods for customs clearance and other customs operations); the rights, duties and responsibility of the customs broker and also the licensing procedure…

Brokering is also regulated by Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova No. 1290 of 9 December 2005 on the adoption of regulations on the activities of a customs broker and customs clearance expert. These regulations… set out the procedure for issuing licences for customs brokering activities and mechanisms and processes…

Customs brokers carry out their activities in accordance with the Constitution and the Customs Code of the Republic of Moldova, international agreements to which the Republic of Moldova is a party and other regulatory acts. Any legal person, irrespective of status, can be a customs broker if they have obtained a
customs broker's licence from the Customs Service in accordance with the established procedure…

Customs brokering activities are licensed in accordance with the Act on licensing regulation of business activities and the Customs Code. In order to obtain a licence as a customs broker, a legal entity must: have on its staff at least one customs clearance specialist; have sufficient physical infrastructure to operate as a customs broker; to have the sum of 8 million lei in the form of a deposit in the account of a customs body or in the form of a bank guarantee issued to the customs authority in order to cover liability for customs duties; and to meet other requirements as set out by law.

The Licensing Board keeps a registry of licensed customs brokers and ensures its periodic publication in accordance with the law.

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