23 Sep 2022 14:05

Peskov on ban on exporting over 250 types of industrial goods from Belarus: This is an issue that needs to be discussed

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax) - The Kremlin has no doubt there will be a constructive discussion of the ban on exports of over 250 types of industrial goods from Belarus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

"Indeed, this is a question we will need to discuss together, after all, this is the Union State. Obviously, the Union State does not cancel the sovereignty of either Russia or Belarus, but the foundation of our relations is strong enough to discuss all issues of the kind in a constructive manner," Peskov told reporters on Friday.

"I have no doubt that such discussions will be conducted," he said.

The Belarusian government imposed a temporary ban on exports of over 250 types of industrial goods from September 23.

In particular, the ban applies to cars, motorcycles, bicycles, aircraft, medical devices, railway locomotives, wagons, tractors, various tools and equipment, gas generators, heating equipment, nuclear reactors, fuel elements, engines and other power units, refrigeration and freezing equipment, forklifts, bulldozers, equipment for agriculture and forestry, agricultural machines, various types of machine tool products, computers, batteries, vacuum cleaners, telephones, including smartphones, electrical equipment, integrated circuits, etc.

The ban does not apply to goods with a certificate of origin or an act of examination of the origin of goods, which confirms their Belarusian or Russian origin, as well as goods exported under one-off licenses issued by the Belarusian Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade.

It is not prohibited to export goods "transited between parts of the Russian Federation via the territory of the Republic of Belarus" and goods "exported from the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation within the Union State framework, including in transit through third countries."