FSEA attended the meeting of the Consultative Committee at the Customs Service

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On July 12th, FSEA Executive Director, Liliana Busuioc attended the meeting of the Consultative Committee at the Customs Service. Among the most important topics on the agenda were: simplified procedures, customs value, and the customs declarations. The members of the committee had the opportunity to present for examination several difficult situations and suggest possible solutions One of the main complaints …

FSEA supporting the export of goods in small quantities

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On July 6th, FSEA attended the Prime Minister’s Economic Council meeting. The topic of the meeting was the export of goods in small quantities. This topic was discussed in the working group Cross Border trade facilitation. SME’s that sell their products online have difficulties to export of goods in small quantities. The process is very complicated due to costly customs …

FSEA comments to the amendments to the Law no. 200 of 16.07.2010 on the regime of foreign investors in Moldova

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On June 25th, FSEA presented to the Prime minister’s economic council its comments to the law no. 200 of 16.07.2010 that regulates the permit of residency for foreign investors in Moldova. FSEA supports some of the amendments that are encouraging the SMEs. Reducing the number of created jobs to 2 positions and the amount of investment to 30 medium salaries …

FSEA clarifies VAT quote for a variety of bakery products

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On June 3rd, FSEA has been notified by its members from baking industry regarding the interpretability of the tax provisions that apply to V.A.T. calculation method for bakery and pastry products. The bakery sector is growing in the national market, which is largely due to small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. This category of entrepreneurs requires clear and predictable tax legislation for …

FSEA advocacy committees updates

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On June 11th, FSEA advocacy committees have met to discuss the problem that was identified as a common and systemic problem for all FSEA members no matter of industry – misunderstanding of SME’s rights in controls processes and the attributions and obligations of Control Institutions. Following that FSEA summarized and documented members experiences and practices. As a result, FSEA started …

FSEA IS HIRING

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We are growing our team and we are looking for a talented person. Position / Title: Fundraising and Member Programs Director Report to: Executive Director Time: Part Time ~30 hrs / week The Organization About FSEA – FSEA was conceived by three American small business owners in Moldova as a way to band together to improve the “way business works” …

FSEA and MIEPO have signed a partnership agreement

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Following the Business Breakfast from May 17th, FSEA and MIEPO have signed a partnership agreement on May 22nd. The purpose of the agreement is to establish a successful partnership between both organizations in order to provide better support for FSEA members. The main areas of cooperation will be exchanging of information and opportunities, planning and implementation of joint activities, the …

FSEA formed Advocacy committees

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On May 21st FSEA hold a meeting with its members to form committees for Advocacy activity supported by the project “A stronger voice for Small Businesses” financed by the United States Department of State. FSEA executive team have registered all members constarings in doing business in Moldova. One of the areas of cosbtraigns raised by the members were related to …

FSEA members in dialogue with the Director of MIEPO Mr. Vitalie Zaharia

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On May 17th FSEA organized a Business Breakfast with the Director of Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organization(MIEPO) Mr. Vitalie Zaharia and FSEA members. Liliana Busuioc, FSEA Executive Director, presented FSEA activity and members. Mr. Zaharia presented MIEPO mission which is to contribute sustainably to the economic development of the Republic of Moldova, by strengthening the competitiveness of companies that …

FSEA members met with United States Congressmen William Hurd

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On April 4th FSEA members met with United States Congressmen William Hurd at @Smokehouse: BBQ, Beer, Community. in order to have an open conversation about the challenges in the Small Business Sector in Moldova, in particular, overbearing bureaucracy, lack of transparency and the continued problem of corruption. Through sharing experiences of our members we have helped to inform the United …