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29 June 2022, 09:29

Belarus extends embargo on Western food imports till year end

MINSK, 29 June (BelTA) - Belarus has extended the embargo on food products from Western countries until the end of the year, according to Belarus' Council of Ministers Resolution No.412 of 27 June 2022, BelTA has learned.

Under the document, paragraphs 1 and 3-5 of government's resolution No.700 “On the application of special measures against certain types of goods” as of 6 December 2021 will stay in force from 30 June to 31 December 2022 inclusively. The document regulates the introduction of embargo on a broad list of goods produced in countries that carry out discriminatory policies and unfriendly actions against Belarus. The import ban applies to a number of goods from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Norway, Albania, Iceland, North Macedonia, the UK, Montenegro, and Switzerland. The ban was supposed to last for six months, but Resolution No.412 extends this period until the end of the year.

The list of banned goods includes pigs, cattle meat, pork, some by-products, salted brined, dried or smoked meat, food flour from meat or meat by-products, milk and dairy products (with some exceptions), vegetables, other than those intended for sowing, fruits and nuts, pig, poultry, cattle, sheep or goat fat, lard stearine and other animal oils, sausages and similar products, confectionery, salt and other goods.

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