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Lithuania to enhance control over import of goods into Belarus and Russia

Lithuania to enhance control over import of goods into Belarus and Russia Illustrative photo ( policija)

Lithuania is going to strengthen control over the transit of goods to Belarus and Russia, according to the Lithuanian customs.

As it is reported, this is necessary to prevent sanctions circumvention.

"To prevent possible circumvention of sanctions, Lithuanian customs has been strengthening control over the import of sanctioned goods through Lithuania to Russia and Belarus since November," the article says.

Special attention will be given to the classification of exported goods. According to the customs data, there have been cases where exported goods were classified under unmarked commodity positions in an attempt to avoid sanctions.

"In the hope of understanding, we inform business representatives that due to increased control over exported goods, the customs clearance period for export procedures may be extended," the customs report.

Sanctions pressure from Lithuania on Russia

In September, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia banned the entry of vehicles with Russian license plates, following the recommendations of the European Commission on the application of sanctions.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda also stated that it is important for Georgia to synchronize its geopolitical course with the external priorities of the EU and consistently support the sanction policy against Russia.

It has recently been announced that Lithuania will impose a ban on the import of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) from November.