Moldova Import Restrictions

In order to enter Moldova, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Moldova government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Moldova, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Moldova.

Moldova Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Moldovan authorities before posting:


  • Animal products/skins
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cotton, cotton seed
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Grain samples
  • Medical/dental; supplies, equipment and samples
  • Military equipment
  • Oil products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Seeds and soil samples
  • Stone/mineral samples for analysis
  • Tobacco
  • Weapons.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods of a value more than $US 2,000 require an invoice and a Certificate of Origin.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Moldova prohibits:

  • Animal products
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Ivory
  • Money Orders
  • Obscene or immoral articles
  • Perishables
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Publications harmful to young people
  • Tobacco in unfermented leaves.

Moldova will not accept registered or insured mail or ordinary or insured parcels containing bank notes in circulation, securities (cheques) of any kind payable to bearer or foreign currency, and shall accept no liability in cases of loss of or damage to such items.