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QUARTERLY REPORT OCTOBER 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2016

Moldova Competitiveness Project

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QUARTERLY REPORT YEAR 2 QUARTER 1 (FY2017 Q1) OCTOBER 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2016

JANUARY 16, 2017

Prime Contractor: Chemonics International Inc. www.chemonics.com/ Partners: J. E. Austin Associates, Inc. www.jeaustin.com Bhavana World Project www.bhavanaworldproject.com Contract No.: AID-117-C-15-00001

DISCLAIMER The report was prepared by the Moldova Competitiveness Project. The contents are the responsibility of creator and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the United States Government or Sida and the Government of Sweden

PHOTO CAPTION: USAID and Sweden Cooperation Agreement signing event, December 19, 2016 PHOTO CREDIT: MCP

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ACRONYM LIST ................................................................................................................................................ 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..................................................................................................................................... 7 SECTION I ....................................................................................................................................................... 11 PROJECT TECHNICAL INTERVENTIONS DURING FY17 Q1 ............................................................. 11 A. ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SCHEDULES, AND PROBLEMS ............................................................................... 11 A1. Wine and Tourism ................................................................................................................................. 11 Objective 1: Increased Productivity and Quality (Better Workforce and Adopted Innovation) ................... 11 Activity 1: Support Development of the Stauceni Viticulture and Winemaking Excellence Center (WEC) .. 11 Activity 2: Design Wine of Moldova (WoM) Academy ................................................................................ 11 Activity 3: Assist upgrade of wine quality ................................................................................................... 11 Activity 4: Support Moldovan Tourism Product Development .................................................................... 14 Activity 5. Better Trained Workforce and Modern Skills in the Tourism Industry ....................................... 18 Objective 2: Expanded Market Linkages ..................................................................................................... 19 Activity 1: Build Wine of Moldova Brand Equity and Increase Awareness about Moldovan Wines ........... 19 Activity 2: Foster Business Linkages and Expand Wine of Moldova Exports ............................................... 20 Activity 3: Export Support Program (ESP): increased wine sales on target markets ................................... 24 Activity 4: Develop domestic wine market and enhance wine culture ........................................................ 27 Activity 5: Enhance awareness about Moldova as a Tourism Destination .................................................. 29 Objective 3: Improved Sector-Enabling Environment and Increased Capacity ............................................ 33 Activity 1: Support continued policy upgrading and legal regulatory reforms in the wine industry ........... 33 Activity 2: Strengthen the role of ONVV as the main professional organization of the wine industry ........ 34 Activity 3: Develop and strengthen the PGI wine associations ................................................................... 36 Activity 4: Upgrade Tourism Sector Policies and Reform Regulatory Framework ....................................... 36 Activity 5: Strengthen ANTRIM’s Role in the Tourism Sector ...................................................................... 37 A2. Light Industry ...............................................................................................................................