8 Feb 2023 12:50

Belarus lifts restrictions on food exports to neighboring EU states

MINSK. Feb 8 (Interfax) - Belarus has lifted restrictions on food exports to Poland, Lithuania and Latvia from every Belarusian region that put such restrictions in place in the past. The respective resolution of the Brest Regional Executive Committee has been published on the national website of legal information, following similar decisions of the Vitebsk and Grodno regional executive committees. The decisions took effect after their official publishing and would stay in force through 2023.

The resolutions say that the ban on exports of goods by individuals for personal use outside the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) customs territory under the list and in quantities specified in the appendix to Belarusian Government Resolution No. 224 dated April 12, 2022, did not apply to the goods purchased by individuals for exports to Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

In April 2022, Belarusian government resolution On Measures to Protect the Domestic Market restricted the exports of cereals, wheat flour, pasta, vegetable oil, sugar, salt and canned food.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said earlier that people in neighboring EU states were having problems with buying basic foodstuffs.