Since September 23, Belarus has introduced a temporary ban on the export of some industrial goods, including cars and smartphones, outside the country. In total, there are more than 250 commodity nomenclature codes on the list of goods prohibited for export.
The corresponding decree was signed by First Deputy Prime Minister of the country Nikolai Snopkov: “Establish a temporary ban on the export outside the Republic of Belarus to the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) of goods according to the list according to the annex, regardless of the country of origin.”
Also, a ban is imposed on the export of goods outside the customs territory of the EAEU from Belarus to states that are not member states of the EAEU, goods placed under the customs procedures for export, temporary export, processing outside the customs territory and re-export.
The list includes, in addition to cars, railway locomotives, wagons, tractors, motorcycles, bicycles, aircraft, medical devices, various tools and equipment, gas generators, heating equipment, nuclear reactors, fuel elements, engines and other power plants, refrigeration and freezing equipment, forklifts, bulldozers, equipment for agriculture and forestry, agricultural machinery, various types of machine tool products, computers, batteries, vacuum cleaners, telephones, including smartphones, electrical equipment, integrated circuits and some other types of products.
The ban does not apply to goods accompanied by a certificate of origin of goods or an act of examination of the origin of goods confirming their Belarusian or Russian origin. Also, the ban will not apply to goods exported outside of Belarus under one-time licenses issued by the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade. Goods “moved between parts of the territory of the Russian Federation in transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus”, as well as goods “exported from the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation within the framework of the Union State, including in transit through the territories of other states” will not be prohibited for export.
The decision will be valid for six months.