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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

Why Customs Processes Matter to Moldova

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…