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01 April 2020, 14:43

Belarus bans export of some staple foods

MINSK, 1 April (BelTA) - Belarus has introduced a temporary ban on the export of certain types of staple foods. The decision is laid down in Council of Ministers' decree No.185 of 31 March 2020, BelTA learned from the National Legal Internet Portal.

The list of goods subject to a temporary ban includes buckwheat, buckwheat groats, set onion, garden onion and garlic. These goods are prohibited to be exported regardless of their country of origin, including when placed under customs procedures for export, temporary export, processing outside the customs territory and re-export.

The prohibition also applies to goods that have been placed under customs procedures prior to the entry into force of this regulation and whose actual export from the territory of Belarus is carried out in line with the customs procedures after the document takes effect.

The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been instructed to inform the Eurasian Economic Commission on the ban and submit to it a proposal on the application of similar measures by other EAEU member states.

The main provisions of the resolution comes into force after its official publication and are valid within the next three months.

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