MINSK, 27 December (BelTA) – Duty free stores are to open at several checkpoints at the Belarusian border, namely Kotlovka (at the border with Lithuania), Novaya Rudnya and Mokrany (at the border with Ukraine) and Kozlovichi (at the border with Poland), the State Customs Committee told BelTA commenting on Decree No. 476 that amends the way duty free stores operate.
In line with the document, such stores will open at road checkpoints and will sell goods to individuals arriving in the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union. “People entering Belarus are already able to shop at duty free stores located at Minsk National Airport. A duty free store was also piloted at the Berestovitsa road checkpoint. More duty free outlets are to open in the checkpoints of Kotlovka, Novaya Rudnya, Kozlovichi and Mokrany.
Duty free stores will be located in the area preceding the customs clearance zone. Thus, the rules regulating the import of goods for personal use will apply to items purchased in such a store.
In line with the decree, duty free stores should be provided with cash register equipment that can block the sale of alcohol and tobacco products above the established limits of duty-free import by individuals. “In other words, it will not be possible to purchase more than 3 liters of alcohol and more than 200 cigarettes at duty free stores,” the State Customs Committee explained.