Why outsource to Moldova? Top reasons for nearshore outsourcing to Moldova

Top Reasons to Outsource to Moldova. Hire software developers in Moldova.

Major factors that increase the popularity of nearshore outsourcing to Moldova are:

  • Educated and skilled workforce, excellent technical skills and familiarity with industry best practices: SCRUM, PRINCE2 and ITIL
  • Proficiency in languages (Moldovan, Russian, English and often German and French)
  • One of the lowest cost nearshoring location in Central and Eastern Europe (cost advantage over Ukraine and Belarus). The monthly salaries of Moldovan software developers have experienced steady growth
  • The Technical University of Moldova and The State University of Moldova prepare 2000 IT graduates every year
  • Legislation with EU norms
  • Tax and customs framework similar to that of EU
  • European culture and business similarity


Even more reasons why companies should consider nearshore outsourcing to Moldova

  • Geographical proximity with European countries, bordered by the EU (Romania) to the West and CIS (Ukraine) to the East
  • The Chisinau airport provide connections with most major European cities within 3 hours flight
  • Time Zone GMT+2
  • EU Schengen visa which allows a stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period in the EU Schengen area
  • Member of the United Nations, Council of Europe, the OSCE, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
  • The only country with autonomous trade agreements with the EU and free trade agreements with the CIS
  • Ranked as the 5th country in world with lowest exposure to the current financial crisis (The Banker)
  • Ranked 78th out of 189 economies for ease of doing business (World Bank’s Doing Business 2014 Report)
  • Attractive corporate income tax of 12%
  • Income tax of 7 to 18% with exemptions for foreign personnel
  • VAT at 20% and VAT reimbursement on export activities

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