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Associate Robin Swearingen
Robin Swearingen is an associate on the USAID Moldova Business Regulatory, Investment, and Trade Environment (BRITE) project, implemented by Chemonics.
by Robin Swearingen
As a landlocked country of about 3.6 million, nestled between European Union (EU)-member Romania and Ukraine, Moldova has struggled economically. Since gaining its independence in 1991, Moldova’s gross domestic product (GDP) has actually declined from Soviet-era levels. Part of the reason is that the government has hampered Moldovan export sales with prohibitive customs requirements that…