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IMF RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE SAYS FURTHER ASSISTANCE
DEPENDS ON TERMS AND CONTENT OF FUTURE LAW ON PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION

Chisinau-28.02.2003/10:14:50/(BASA-economic) The resident
representative of the International Monetary Fund in Moldova,
Edgardo Ruggiero, stated at a meeting with Prime Minister Vasile
Tarlev on Thursday that further assistance from the IMF depends on
when the Chisinau parliament adopts the law on preshipment
inspection and what this document contains.

The Fund officially informed the Moldovan government weeks ago that
it insisted on adoption of this law and that a single company
should be in charge with this service. IMF officials say that
allowing more than one company to inspect the imports would make
the customs control and accurate recording problematical.

On Wednesday, however, the parliamentary commission for economy
postponed again examination of the draft law on preshipment
inspection on the ground that the cabinet had not been notified
about the IMF's stance in this issue.

Governmental sources have confirmed that an IMF mission is expected
to arrive in Moldova in the second half of March. The conclusions
of the new mission will be crucial in deliberations in the Fund_s
Managing Board whether to continue or not financial programmes in
the ex-Soviet state.

Premier Tarlev said during the meeting with Ruggiero that the
Moldovan government "is aware of the importance of the new IMF
mission" and "will meet all the obligations toward the
international lender until the arrival of the mission."

Ruggiero was quoted as saying in a governmental press release that
the success of the future mission "will depend on the terms of
adoption and the content of the preshipment inspection law."

This legislation was passed in the first lecture on December 13,
2002. Adoption of this framework is one of the main conditions of
the IMF for its financial assistance, which was halted last
December.

The preshipment inspection service was disrupted in September 2002
when the Constitutional Court invalidated two governmental
decisions regarding the inspection and the agreement with the Swiss
company Societe Generale de Surveillance.


 REZIDENTUL FMI SUSTINE CA FONDUL VA RELUA FINANTAREA MOLDOVEI IN FUNCTIE DE TERMENUL ADOPTARII SI CONTINUTUL LEGII PRIVIND INSPECTIA INAINTE DE EXPEDITIE

Chisinau-28.02.2003/10:14:50/(BASA-economic) reprezentantul permanent
al FMI la Chisinau, Edgardo Ruggiero, a declarat joi in cadrul unei
intrevederi cu primul ministru Vasile Tarlev ca Fondul va relua
finantarea Republicii Moldova in functie de termenul adoptarii si
continutul legii cu privire la inspectia inainte de expeditie, se
arata intr-un comunicat de presa al Guvernului.

FMI a informat oficial, acum cateva saptamani, Guvernul moldovean ca
insista asupra legiferarii inspectiei marfurilor importate si
considera ca acest serviciu trebuie sa fie prestat de o singura
companie. Fondul sustine ca in cazul in care inspectia va fi
efectuata de mai multe companii, imbunatatirea controlului vamal si
obtinerea unei informatii veridice si depline privind marfurile
importate va fi problematica.

Miercuri, insa, Comisia pentru economie a Parlamentului a amanat din
nou examinarea proiectului Legii cu privire la inspectia inainte de
expeditie pe motiv ca Guvernul nu a fost informat despre pozitia
FMI in aceasta problema.

Surse din Guvern comunica ca pentru a doua jumatate a lunii martie
este programata vizita la Chisinau a unei misiuni a FMI. In functie
de concluziile la care va ajunge misiunea, Consiliul de directori
va decide daca va examina sau nu problema deblocarii finantarii
Republicii Moldova.

Premierul Tarlev a declarat in cadrul intalnirii cu rezidentul FMI
ca "Guvernul atribuie o importanta deosebita misiunii FMI" si si-a
exprimat certitudinea ca "pana la sosirea ei la Chisinau partea
moldoveneasca isi va onora toate obligatiunile luate fata de
aceasta institutie financiara".

Potrivit Serviciului de presa al Guvernului, Ruggiero a spus ca
succesul viitoarei misiuni va depinde de "termenul si versiunea in
care Parlamentul Moldovei va adopta Legea cu privire la inspectia
inainte de expeditie a marfurilor importate".

Legea respectiva a fost votata in prima lectura la 13 decembrie
2002. Adoptarea ei este una din conditiile principale a reluarii
finantarii Republicii Moldova de catre FMI, stopata in decembrie
anul trecut.

Inspectia inainte de expeditie a fost stopata dupa ce in septembrie
2002 Curtea Constitutionala a declarat neconstitutionale doua
hotarari de Guvern cu privire la inspectia inainte de expeditie a
marfurilor importate si aprobarea Acordului cu firma SGS privind
prestarea serviciilor de inspectie.