17 January 2018, Wednesday, 2:12

Belarusian Trade Ministry: Imported beer to return to shop counters


The Ministry of Trade has started to issue licences for importing beer.

On May 1 Belarusian authorities imposed licencing of beer import.

On May 1 Belarusian authorities imposed licencing of imported alcoholic drink from outside the Customs Union. According to the decree of the government, now its imports are carried out on one-time licences. The Ministry of Trade is entitled to issue them upon consultation with Belgospischeprom state food industry concern. It should be noted that the World Championship, for the period of which imported beer sale was banned by Minsk regional executive committee, is over. However, the prior range of beer has not returned to the counters.

Charter97.org website has learnt how the situation with issuing licences for amber drink deliveries to Belarus stands.

“A licence is to be issued by the Ministry of Trade, and we simply sign the agreement with a producer organization. But when there is an agreement, a licence is likely to be issued. At the moment 27 agreements with producers from countries outside the former Soviet Union and from Ukraine, including Obolon, have been signed. That is, Belarusians will be able to drink Ukrainian and other imported beer,” the spokesperson of the State food industry concern Alena Kravets assured.

The deputy head of the Licencing department of the Ministry of Trade Alena Bunets stated that licences for importing beer have been issued and are continued to be issued.

“There are issued licences already, and Belarusians will be able to drink beer from any country,” she said.