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Inception date: 15 Jun 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Export licensing requirement

Decree No. 207 of 15 June 2016 introduces measures that increase the opportunities of state-trading enterprises in the exports of fruit and vegetables, classified in Groups 07--08 and under code 1202 of the Common Customs Tariff of the Eurasian Economic Union ("the CCT of the EEU").

The state enterprises that benefit under Decree No. 207 are those specified in Presidential Decrees -2515 of 7 April 2016 and -2520 of 12 April 2016. They belong to the structures of the specialised in the area of export trade state company "Uzagroexport". Article 2 of Decree No. 207 enumerates the most important interventions with respect to the state enterprises:

(1) fruit and vegetables, classified at 2-digit level of the CCT of the EEU in Groups 07--08, can be exported by all means of transportation. A comparison between Decree No. 207 and the previous state interventions (attached GTA reports 11392, 11393, 11404) reveals that the new measure gives more freedom and flexibility to the state enterprises because it allows them to export the goods via "all transportation means possible"(Article 2, paragraph 1). The previous measures, although either gradually allowing more means of transportation or expanding the benefiting juridical persons, do not allow transportation via all possible means. Hence, a conclusion can be drawn that under the new measure the juridical persons, which are not the state entities, are worse off.

(2) The legal document contains a list of 152 agricultural goods, specified at 10-digit level code of CCT of EEU that the state entities export. For some of these goods, concrete allowed export periods on a monthly basis are specified. For example, tomatoes,classified under code 0702 00 000 1 can be exported in the period 1 January--31 March; tomatoes, classified under code 0702 00 000 2 can be exported in the period 1 April--31 April; garlic, classified under code 0703 20 000 0 can be exported throughout the whole year, etc. Such temporal restrictions with respect to exports did not exist in the previous legal acts, presented as part of GTA reports 11392, 11393, 11404. Hence, although the restrictions under Decree No. 207 may well imply better planning for the state entities, they can be also classified as more restrictive with respect to exports of the mentioned goods.




012 Vegetables
0702 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
070200 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
0703 Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070310 Onions and shallots
0704 Cabbages, cauliflowers, kohlrabi, kale and similar edible brassicas, fresh or chilled.
070490 Other
0706 Carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, fresh or chilled.
070610 Carrots and turnips
070690 Other
0707 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
070700 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
0709 Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070930 Aubergines (eggplants)
070960 Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta
070999 Other
013 Fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080231 In shell
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080610 Fresh
0808 Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.
080810 Apples
0809 Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and sloes, fresh.
080910 Apricots
080929 Other
080930 Peaches, including nectarines
080940 Plums and sloes
0810 Other fruit, fresh.
081070 Persimmons
081090 Other
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
1202 Groundnuts, not roasted or otherwise cooked, whether or not shelled or broken.
120241 In shell
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080232 Shelled
0805 Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
080550 Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia)
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080620 Dried
1202 Groundnuts, not roasted or otherwise cooked, whether or not shelled or broken.
120242 Shelled, whether or not broken

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