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Inception date: 22 Aug 2014 | Removal date: open ended
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Export ban

On 22 August 2014, the Venezuelan government, announced its decision to prohibit theexport or extraction of items and products of the basic food basket, supplies, medicines, and other imported goods or products to be consumed by the people. The list of the products whose export was announced to be banned are:

  1. Food: oil (corn, soy, sunflower, palm), food for animals, rice, beans, tuna and sardines, sugar, coffee, meat, cattle, flour (corn, soy, wheat, sunflower), milk, white and yellow corn, butter and margarine, pasta, chicken eggs, mayonnaise and ketchup, bologna, salt, potatoes, and tomato.
  2. Personal hygiene: disposable diapers, toilet paper, sanitary pads, shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste, laundry bar soap, detergents, cleansers, razors, and hair dye.
  3. Health: medicines, surgical material, medical replacements, dental supplies, raw material, and other supplies.
  4. Education and housing: text books, uniforms, and school supplies, cement, steel bars, and blocks.
  5. Finished products: aluminum, iron, steel, cardboard, and paper.




042 Fish live, fresh or chilled for human consumption
0302 Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030232 Yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares)
030234 Bigeye tunas (Thunnus obesus)
030259 Other
030289 Other
216 Vegetable oils
1511 Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151110 Crude oil
235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170199 Other
352 Pharmaceutical products
3004 Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packin
300490 Other
369 Other plastics products
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392690 Other
374 Plaster, lime & cement
2523 Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
252310 Cement clinkers
252329 Other
393 Metal wastes or scraps
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
720410 Waste and scrap of cast iron
720449 Other
411 Basic iron & steel
7202 Ferroalloys.
720221 Containing by weight more than 55 % of silicon
720230 Ferrosilicomanganese
720260 Ferronickel
7203 Ferrous products obtained by direct reduction of iron ore and other spongy ferrous products, in lumps, pellets or similar forms; iron having a minimum purity by weight of 99.94 %, in lumps, pellets or similar forms.
720310 Ferrous products obtained by direct reduction of iron ore
720390 Other
7206 Iron and nonalloy steel in ingots or other primary forms (excluding iron of heading 72.03).
720690 Other
412 Products of iron or steel
7208 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hotrolled, not clad, plated or coated.
720810 In coils, not further worked than hotrolled, with patterns in relief
720837 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720838 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720839 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720853 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
7210 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
721012 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
721049 Other
721090 Other
7217 Wire of iron or nonalloy steel.
721720 Plated or coated with zinc

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