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10th January 2023
Belarus: Under a December 2022 amendment to the Tax Law, e-liquids will be taxed throughout 2023 at a rate of BYN0.77 (€0.29) per ml. The law also introduced a BYN2.72 (€1) tax on e-cigarette devices.
13th December 2022
Belarus: Finance minister Yury Seliverstov has announced planned increases in 2023 in excise duties on e-liquids, to bring them level with Russian rates, media reports. It is also planned to introduce a tax on e-cigarette devices at the same rate as in Russia.
29th September 2022
Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission decided last week to introduce traceability marking for e-cigarettes throughout the EAEU. The five member states – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia – will reportedly determine individually their own procedure and enforcement dates.
5th September 2022
Belarus: Following inspections in August of 118 retail outlets selling nicotine-containing e-liquids and disposable vapes, the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade has reported that in 77 instances products were found to be on open display, in violation of current legislation. Products were also found without certificates of conformity. All offending sellers were told to cease illegal activities.
1st April 2022
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