Professional holiday — Customs Worker Day — all Moldovan customs officers celebrate annually on September 4. It was established by decree of the country's president in 1995 to mark the anniversary of the creation of this department in independent Moldova in 1991.
The history of the customs system of the Republic of Moldova begins immediately after the declaration of independence of the state — September 4, 1991, since the entry into force of the Decree of the President of Moldova № 189 of September 3, 1991 « On the subordination of customs institutions in the territory of the Republic of Moldova ».
This Decree provided for the transition of all customs structures located on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, consisting at that time of the Unghen, Leushen customs and internal customs of Chisinau, under the leadership of the Government of the Republic.
The Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova is the central administrative body that ensures the economic security of the state, implements customs policy and directly directs customs activities in the Republic of Moldova.
The goals of the customs service include ensuring, in accordance with international standards, the economic security of the state, simplifying trade procedures in cooperation with civil society and the business community, with the aim of developing international trade and creating a climate, favorable for attracting investment.
The customs mission is to implement customs policy, in order to ensure the economic security of the state, by ensuring the safety of international trade, compliance with customs rules, levying import and export customs payments, and combating customs offenses, development of a professional and transport administration that implements international standards to simplify customs procedures and protect society, applying impartially customs legislation.
Since October 1994, the Republic of Moldova has become a full member of the World Customs Organization. From the moment of creation of customs authorities to the present day, their constant and stable development is observed, which is reflected in the development of modern technologies used in international practice.