Belarus introduces temporary licensing of export of wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, buckwheat, millet, triticale, other cereals.

This is provided for by Council of Ministers Resolution No. 207 of March 24, 2023, which was officially published on March 28 on the National Legal Internet Portal, BelTA reported.

The list of goods subject to temporary export licensing includes crushed grain, processed wheat, rye, other herbs, rapeseed, and sunflower seeds.

As specified in the resolution, the export of the mentioned goods outside Belarus is carried out under one-time licenses issued by the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade in coordination with the regional executive committees and the Minsk City Executive Committee.

One-time licenses are issued in a manner similar to the rules for issuing licenses and permits for the export and (or) import of goods provided for in the annex to the protocol on non-tariff regulation measures regarding third countries.

The Main State Inspectorate for Seed Production, Quarantine and Plant Protection and its territorial organizations in the regions issue phytosanitary certificates for goods exported outside Belarus, specified in the document, in the presence of a license for their export.

The effect of the resolution does not apply to goods that are exported to the EAEU member states and non-EAEU member states for the provision of international humanitarian aid based on the decisions of the government of Belarus, as well as as stocks.

The document also does not apply to goods moved within the framework of international transit transportation, which begin and end outside the customs territory of the EAEU, and begin outside the customs territory of the EAEU and end in a member state of the EAEU, as well as those placed under customs procedures in the EAEU country and moved transit through Belarus.

The resolution enters into force from the day of its publication and is valid for six months.