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Wine declared food product in Moldova

14:52 | 17.03.2017 Category: Economic

Chisinau, 17 March /MOLDPRES/ - Wine was declared as food product and could be sold after 22:00, according to legislative amendments adopted by the parliament in final reading today.  

Under the amendments, the wine is a food product got exclusively by full or partial alcoholic fermentation of fresh or frozen grapes, which are pressed or not, or of fresh must of grapes.  

At the same time, the new provisions will allow also the advertizing of the vine and wine products. “Unlike most other alcoholic drinks, the food shops will be able to sell wine after 22:00. Also, the wines will not fall under the action of article on the limiting of the advertising of alcoholic drinks at the TV and in the written press,” the author of the draft, MP Ion Balan said.    

Also, according to the law, the amendments will create premises for developing the wine-making sector in Moldova. 

Data by the National Statistics Bureau shows that about 134 million litres of wine were produced in Moldova in 2015.

(Reporter A. Plitoc, editor L. Alcaza)