ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Mar 2020

On 14 March 2020, the Serbian government introduced an export ban on several types of goods, in connection with the coronavirus disease. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Government of Serbia. Одлука о привременој забрани извоза основних производа битних за становништво (Decision on Temporary Export Prohibition on Essential Products), N28-2020 dated 14.03.2020, http://www.pravno-informacioni-sistem.rs/SlGlasnikPortal/viewdoc?uuid=&actid=951598&doctype=og&abc=cba

Termination of export ban: Government of Serbia, УРЕДБУ о мерама за спречавање и сузбијање заразне болести COVID-19 ("Службени гласник РС", број 66 од 7. маја 2020), http://www.pravno-informacioni-sistem.rs/SlGlasnikPortal/eli/rep/sgrs/vlada/uredba/2020/66/1/reg/

Inception date: 15 Mar 2020 | Removal date: 07 May 2020

Export ban

On 14 March 2020, the Serbian government announced an export ban on several types of goods deemed "essential" for the public. The ban concerns staple foods, protective medical gear and hygienic products. The stated purpose of the ban is to prevent interruptions in supply due to increased public demand. Entering into force on 15 March 2020, the ban is effective 30 days. 

On March 19, the government cancelled the export ban on wheat flour and on March 21 - on sugar. On 27 March 2020, the authorities further clarified that the export ban doesn't apply to wet wipes for babies falling under tariff lines 3401 11 00 00, 3401 20 90 00 and 3401 30 00 00.

On 7 May, the government ordered the export ban to be terminated.