MPs Veaceslav Ionita, Iurie Apostolachi, Valeriu Guma and Igor Dodon have proposed a legislative initiative to enable individuals to sell meat products based on patents.
The MPs said that the measure will support meat sellers that operate in special places.
“To date, only foodstuff prepared and packed by the producer can be sold based on patents, which impedes the owners of personal household farm plots to sell meat of poultry and cattle they grew. Citizens complain of costs on starting sole proprietorships and buying cash registers are too high. Besides, sellers do not know how to use cash registers”, the initiative authors said.
According to the legislators, trading in meat based on patents will lead to the collection of additional revenues to the state budget and will reduce corruption.
Infotag’s dossier: In 2008, the Parliament forbad to sell meat on the grounds of entrepreneurial patents, which caused dissatisfaction among sellers. In 2009, the Ministry of Economy began combating the illegal meat sale, trying to liberalize the market and reduce prices on products by 30% at least.