In the period of 2007-2008, the European Union has reformed the system of marketing standards for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Thus, the list of fresh products with specific marketing standards has been reduced to only ten, including apples. From 1 July 2009, for apples will be applied the marketing standards introduced by Regulation (EC) 1221/2008. It can be downloaded here.
In addition, Moldovan exporters must take into account that individual companies, particularly, supermarkets have their own standards and specifications which are more stringent than those of the European Union.