Belarus extends import permit for certain tobacco products

Belarus extends import permit for certain tobacco products
Belarus extends import permit for certain tobacco products including IQOS and e-cigarette liquids.

The Belarusian government has extended the import license for certain tobacco products. The corresponding decree was published on the national legal portal on December 8th.

According to a document, Belarus will import goods with the product code 2404 11 000 from member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union under exclusive license. This includes products containing "homogeneous" or "reconstituted" tobacco, as well as products for electronic smoking systems, non-nicotine tobacco products (pouches, patches), and tobacco products for heating consumption (sticks similar to IQOS and Glo).

Similar requirements have been imposed on tobacco products from other countries.

The import monopoly license for the tobacco products mentioned above was issued by the Ministry of Commerce's antitrust regulatory department. This requirement does not apply to goods that transit through Belarus.

The tobacco product import permit was implemented in June and six months later, they decided to extend it.

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