Link Trading v. Moldova Link-Trading Joint Stock Company v. Department for Customs Control of the Republic of Moldova
Moldova, Republic of
United States of America
U.S.-Moldovan joint venture company engaged in the import of consumer products into the Free Economic Zone of Chisinau and resale to retail customers.
Claims arising out of changes in the rates of duties and VAT exemptions introduced by the 1998 Moldovan Law on the Budget which allegedly destroyed the economic viability of claimant's business.
Tertiary: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
None (no administering institution)
Hertzfeld, J. M.
Buruiana, I. V.
Zykin, I. S.
Decided in favour of State
3.50 mln USD
Data not available
Indirect expropriation
None - all claims dismissed at the merits stage