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15 April 2021, 17:30

Belarus suspends export of grain

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MINSK, 15 April (BelTA) – Belarus has introduced a temporary ban on the export of wheat, meslin, rye, barley, oats, corn, buckwheat, millet, triticale, and other types of grain. The decision was formalized by the Council of Ministers' Resolution No. 221 as of 14 April 2021, BelTA learned from the National Legal Internet Portal.

The temporary ban will apply to the export of these goods to the EAEU member states, regardless of their country of origin, as well as to the export outside the EAEU customs territory when these goods are placed under the customs procedures of export, temporary export, processing outside the customs territory and re-export.

The temporary ban will not apply when these products are exported as international humanitarian aid on the basis of government decisions and as food reserves. The exception also applies to international transit when the starting point and the destination are outside the EAEU customs territory. The exception also applies to the movement of goods between the EAEU member states through third countries. The temporary ban does not apply when these goods are placed under customs procedures in other members of the EAEU and go in transit through the territory of Belarus.

The main provisions of the decree come into force after its official publication and are valid for three months.

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