MINSK, 12 May (BelTA) - Belarus is imposing temporary licensing on certain types of timber imports. Corresponding resolution No.300 of the Council of Ministers of 10 May 2023 has been published on the National Legal Internet Portal, BelTA has learned.
The list of goods subject to temporary import licensing includes particle boards and oriented stand chipboards (OSB), fiberboards and multilayer paper and cardboard with all bleached layers.
The measure will be valid for six months after the official publication of the resolution.
As the document indicates, the import of these goods will be possible under one-time licenses issued by the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation (MART) in agreement with the Bellesbumprom timber industry concern in a manner similar to that established by the rules for issuing licenses and permits for export and (or) import of goods provided for in the annex to the protocol on non-tariff regulation measures in relation to third countries (Annex No. 7 to the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty of 29 May 2014).
The resolution does not apply to goods transported within the framework of international transit traffic starting and ending outside the customs territory of the EAEU and the goods transported within the framework of international transit traffic starting outside the customs territory of the EAEU and ending in the EAEU member state. The document does not apply to goods placed under customs procedures in an EAEU member state other than Belarus, transited through Belarus; originating in the EAEU member states, subject to confirmation of their origin with a certificate of origin in the form ST-1.
The temporary measure does not apply to goods, the value of which, in accordance with one transport document, does not exceed the equivalent of €200.