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Belarus extends embargo on Western food imports till 30 June 2023

MINSK ( BelTA) – Belarus has extended the embargo on food products from Western countries for another six months. This decision was formalized in the Council of Ministers' Resolution No. 865 as of 14 December 2022. The document was published on the National Legal Internet Portal, BelTA informs.

Under the document, paragraphs 1 and 3-5 of Government Resolution No.700 “On the application of special measures against certain types of goods” as of 6 December 2021 will stay in force till 30 June 2023 inclusively. The document regulates the introduction of embargo on a broad list of goods produced in countries that pursue discriminatory policies and unfriendly actions against Belarus. The import ban applies to a number of goods from the European Union, the United States of America, Canada, Norway, Albania, Iceland, North Macedonia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Montenegro, Switzerland.

The list of banned goods includes pigs, cattle meat, pork, some by-products, salted, brined, dried or smoked meat, food flour from meat or meat by-products, milk and dairy products (with some exceptions), potatoes, onions, carrots , beets, cabbage, apples, nuts, pork fat and poultry fat, cattle, sheep or goat fat, lard-stearin and other animal oils, sausages and similar products, confectionery, salt and other products.