Belarus has reportedly included Serbia and Liechtenstein in the list of countries subject to the food embargo, introduced by the official Minsk in response to Western sanctions, according to the Belarusian news agency Belta, reports Sputnik News.
The Belarusian government has reportedly decided this with the aim of “ensuring the protection of Belarus’ national interests.” The document was published on the National Legal Portal. On January 1 this year, Belarus imposed an embargo on the import of a wide range of food products from countries that “pursue a hostile policy towards it“.
According to the decree of the Minsk government on the implementation of special measures for certain types of goods, adopted in December 2021, the import ban applies to certain products from EU countries, the US, Canada, Norway, Albania, Iceland, North Macedonia, the UK, Montenegro, and Switzerland.
The list of foods whose import is banned includes meat products, salt, confectionery, milk and dairy products (with exceptions), nuts, fruits, vegetables, animal fats, and others. The embargo does not apply to baby food and other items. The provisions are valid for 6 months, and the list of banned products can be supplemented depending on how the situation with the sanctions will develop.
In late December 2021, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway joined the group of countries that implemented EU-led sanctions against Belarus, Sputnik News reports.
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