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Belarus import boycott for fruit and vegetables from the EU as of 1 January

Importboycot Wit-Rusland voor onder meer groenten en fruit uit EU per 1 januari
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Dec 8, 2021
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Tholen - As of January 1, the Belarusian government will ban the import of certain foodstuffs, including fruit and vegetables from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Norway, Albania, Iceland, North Macedonia, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. According to the state news agency Belta, the measure is a response to sanctions imposed by Western countries on Belarus late last week.
Fruit and vegetables, nuts, but also pigs, meat products, dairy and salt may no longer be imported from the West. The intention is to import these products from 'friendly' states or to produce them ourselves, Belta reports. Residents of Belarus are allowed to import these products for their own use. Products such as baby food are also excluded from the boycott. The news came as a surprise to several Dutch and Belgian exporters. “That could be detrimental,” says Tony Derwael of Bel'export, which is active in the trade of pears, among other things, about the import boycott that Belarus has imposed on fruit and vegetables from, among others, the European Union. Tony said he was shocked by the news and, despite the unrest caused by the migrant flow in the region, had not foreseen an import boycott at all. He estimates that the volume of Belgian and Dutch pears going to Belarus is in the direction of 50,000 tons on an annual basis. “The loss of such volume could be detrimental to the ...
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