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01 April 2024, 09:00

Belarus imposes trade countermeasures against Lithuania

MINSK, 1 April (BelTA) - Belarus' trade countermeasures against Lithuania came into force on 1 April. The corresponding resolutions of the Council of Ministers were published on the National Legal Internet Portal, BelTA has learned.

Belarus decided to introduce the previously announced policies in response to the unfriendly actions of the Republic of Lithuania to close two border checkpoints in 2024. Thus, Resolution No.181 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 14 March 2024 established a ban on imports of certain goods from Lithuania, including food products, construction goods and household appliances, while Resolution No.182 of 14 March 2024 introduced a ban on imports of certain goods through the Belarusian-Lithuanian section of the state border.

According to Resolution No.181, the list of goods banned for import and sale in Belarus includes certain goods originating from the Republic of Lithuania: condensed milk and cream, fruit and nuts, coffee, fruit juices, water, vinegar, pantyhose, stockings, socks and other hosiery, certain construction products, refrigerators and freezers.

The ban on the import of certain goods through the Belarusian-Lithuanian section of the state border, approved by Resolution No.182, applies to the following products: water, beer, wine, grape must, vermouth, other fermented beverages, ethyl alcohol, vinegar, tires and pneumatic rubber covers, clothing and other used products, as well as used parts and accessories of vehicles. The document will stay valid through 1 October 2024.

The main provisions of the regulations took effect on 1 April 2024.
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