MINSK, 30 March (BelTA) – Belarus has temporarily banned the export of rice, pasta and flour. This decision was formalized by the Council of Ministers' Resolution No.187 “On the introduction of a temporary ban on the export of certain types of goods” as of 28 March 2022, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade.
The decree banned the export of rice, cereals and wholemeal flour from rye or barley, processed cereals, pasta. This move seeks to prevent the shortage of these products and to boost the food security of the country.
The document does not extend to the products shipped to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states. 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 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 exception also applies to the movement of goods in international transit that starts outside the EAEU customs territory and ends in one of the EAEU member states.
The decree comes into force after its official publication and is valid for three months.