In August 2014, the government of Venezuela announced an altered export prohibition.



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

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.