The EFTA States signed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation with Moldova in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24 November 2017.

The EFTA States met for the first round of FTA negotiations with Moldova from 23 to 25 March 2021.



The Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) addresses cooperation on trade-related issues such as exchange of information on trade in goods and services, customs and origin matters, technical barriers to trade, intellectual property rights, public procurement markets, competition, and trade and sustainable development. 

Furthermore, the Joint Declaration on Cooperation aims to promote private sector trade and investment cooperation. 

A Joint Committee is established which provides the EFTA States and Moldova with a forum and a practical framework to review their cooperation, discuss any other issue of mutual interest and formulate appropriate recommendations. 

The Joint Declaration on Cooperation provides that the EFTA States and Moldova shall, when conditions permit, jointly examine actions to be taken in view of establishing a free trade area between them.


In December 2020, EFTA and Moldova have agreed to begin negotiations towards a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement. Negotiations started in March 2021 and are currently ongoing.



Joint Declaration on Cooperation

For EFTA-Moldova trade statistics, see EFTA Trade Statistics Tool 

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