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Belarus partially lifts its veto

Published Dec 15, 2022

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Belarus was one of the few non-EU markets that had a positive performance, with 5,602 tons exported in 2020, 28% more than the previous year. The Spanish export of fresh fruit and vegetables to Belarus also grew in value in 2020, 47% more than in 2019, totaling 4.26 million euros.

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Until September 2021, sales to Belarus maintained similar levels, according to data from the Customs and Excise Department processed by Fepex. A situation that changed at the beginning of 2022. the veto On January 1, 2022, the Belarusian embargo on fresh produce from the European Union and other countries came into force in response to international sanctions imposed on this country. The veto, which initially had a duration of 6 months, was extended until the end of the year according to Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 412 of June 27, 2022. This document extended from June 30 to December 31, 2022, both inclusive, the effect of clauses 1 and 3-5 of Government Decree No. 700 of December 6, 2021 "on the application of special measures against certain types of of merchandise”, which regulates the imposition of a food embargo on a wide range of products —including fruits, vegetables, and nuts— from different Western countries, according to the official Belarusian agency, ...
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