Belarus Allows Passengers To Buy Duty-Free Goods During Flights

Duty-free trade on board of planes of Belarusian airlines engaged in the international flights was given green light, the National Legal Internet Portal reports.

The corresponding decree No. 296 “On duty-free trading on board of aircraft,” was signed by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday, 5 August.

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The document establishes the order of duty-free trading on board of Belarusian airlines. This means that Belavia will be able to distribute duty-free goods during international flights.

It also allows the sale of alcoholic drinks and cigarettes on board of aircraft provided by duty-free shops and used as supplies out of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) customs territory.

For licenses of duty-free shops to extend to the sale of goods on board of aircraft, airlines will have to enter in cooperation agreements. The decree will enter into force after its official publication.

Earlier, the authorities approved in-flight duty-free shops at road checkpoints. The first shop was opened as an experiment at Byerastavitsa road checkpoint last June.

Passengers entering the territory of the EAEU could take advantage of the duty-free services. Recall, the EAEU Customs Code provides for the possibility to organize duty-free trade on board of a ship or aircraft.