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Lithuania tightens control over exports of sanctioned goods

May 25, 2023

Starting June 5, Lithuania will tighten control over goods subject to export bans and restrictions that are exported to third countries through the territory of the Russian Federation and/or Belarus or transited through these countries.

This is reported by Evropeiska Pravda with reference to the press service of the Lithuanian customs.

The agency recommends that business representatives conduct a thorough inspection before exporting sanctioned goods, accepting them for transportation, providing logistics or customs declaration services, and making sure that the goods will be transported only in transit through the territory of Russia and/or Belarus and are not intended for use in these countries.


It is noted that in order to verify compliance with these requirements, customs will need additional evidence that: the goods will not be sold, their owners will not change after they are exported from the European Union; the transit of goods through Russia and/or Belarus is only part of the entire route of transportation of exported goods, which begins and ends outside these countries; during the transit of goods through the territory of these countries, the goods will not be resold, processed, warehoused, or transferred to another vehicle, in particular, when

Author - Olena Madiak, 25/05/2023

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