Belarus bans food imports from Serbia

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Belarus has included Serbia and Liechtenstein on the list of countries subject to the embargo on food products, which Minsk introduced in response to Western sanctions.
The government made the decision with the goal of “ensuring the protection of the national interests of Belarus”. 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 government in Minsk entitled On the application of special measures for certain types of goods, adopted in December 2021, the import ban applies to a number of products from EU countries, USA, Canada, Norway, Albania, Iceland, Northern Macedonia, United Kingdom, Montenegro, Switzerland.
The list of foods whose import is prohibited includes meat products, salt, confectionery, milk and dairy products (with exceptions), nuts, fruits, vegetables, fats of animal origin and others. The embargo will not apply to baby food and other items. The provisions are valid for six months. In case of further negative dynamics of the relationship, the list of banned products can be supplemented, it is specified in the announcement.
At the end of December 2021, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, joined the fifth package of EU sanctions against Belarus, Politika reports.