Belarus introduces temporary licensing for the export of a number of cereals, as well as rapeseed and sunflower seeds. This is provided by the decree № 207 of the Council of Ministers of March 24, 2023, published on March 28 on the National Legal Internet Portal.
The decision regulates the sale abroad of the following crops: buckwheat, wheat, rye, corn, oats, millet, triticale, barley, rapeseed, sunflower and some other items.
“Export of the above-mentioned goods outside Belarus is carried out under one-time licenses issued by the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade in coordination with regional executive committees and the Minsk City Executive Committee. One-time licenses are issued following the procedure similar to the rules for issuing licenses and permits for export and (or) import of goods provided by the Annex to the Protocol on non-tariff regulation measures in relation to third countries (Annex No. 7 to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union of May 29, 2014),” the document says.
The decree is valid for six months from March 29.
The document prescribes the procedure for approval and issuance of licenses for the export of grain and oilseeds, the grounds for refusal of its issuance, as well as established exceptions. In particular, the resolution does not apply to goods exported as international humanitarian aid, moved in international transit traffic.