Moldova–United States relations
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According to the 2000 census, there are 7,859 Moldovan-Americans residing in the United States.
The United States recognized the independence of Moldova on December 25, 1991 and opened the Embassy of the United States in Chişinău, in March 1992. The Republic of Moldova opened the Embassy of Moldova in Washington, D.C. in December 1993.
A trade agreement providing reciprocal most-favored-nation tariff treatment became effective in July 1992. An Overseas Private Investment Corporation agreement, which encourages U.S. private investment by providing direct loans and loan guarantees, was signed in June 1992. A bilateral investment treaty was signed in April 1993. Generalized system of preferences status was granted in August 1995, and some Eximbank coverage became available in November 1995.
In November 2006, the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation approved Moldova's $24.7 million Threshold Country Plan to combat corruption. The MCC also ruled that Moldova is eligible to apply for full compact assistance and the Moldovan Government is preparing its compact proposal.
Principal U.S. Embassy Officials include:
- Ambassador—JAMES D. PETTIT
- Deputy Chief of Mission—JULIE STUFFT
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