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28 March 2023, 09:00

Belarus introduces export licenses for grain crops

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MINSK, 28 March (BelTA) – On 24 March 2023 the Council of Ministers of Belarus passed Resolution No. 207 to introduce temporary licensing for the export of wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, buckwheat, millet, triticale and other cereals. The document was officially published on the National Legal Internet Portal on 28 March, BelTA informs.

The list of goods subject to temporary export licensing also includes crushed grain, processed wheat, rye, other cereals, colza seeds, sunflower seeds.

In line with the resolution, these goods will be exported under one-time licenses issued by the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade in agreement with regional executive committees, the Minsk City Executive Committee. One-time licenses will be issued using the same procedures as licenses and permits for the export and (or) import of goods. These procedures are laid out in the addendum to the protocol on non-tariff regulation in relation to third countries (Addendum No. 7 to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union of 29 May 2014).

The Main State Inspectorate for Seed Production, Quarantine and Plant Protection and its branches in the regions will issue phytosanitary certificates for the goods listed in the document provided an exporter has already obtained an export license for these goods.

The decree does not apply to goods exported to the EAEU member states as well as to non-EAEU member states in the form of international humanitarian aid upon decisions of the Belarusian government, as well as in the form of supplies. The document does not apply to goods that go in transit that starts and ends outside the customs territory of the EAEU, and starts outside the customs territory of the EAEU and ends in a EAEU member state, as well as goods that are placed under customs procedures in a EAEU country and are transported in transit through Belarus.

The document comes into force on the day of its publication and is valid for six months.

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