Belarus increases quotas for the production of tobacco products in 2011 by 0.55% to 29.39 billion; in 2010, the quotas for tobacco products were increased three times from 22.1 billion to 25.1 billion
December 21, 2011
– The Government of Belarus has increased quotas for the production of tobacco products in 2011 by 0.55% to 29.39 billion. Such a decision is contained in Resolution No. 1692 of the Council of Ministers as of 15 December. The document came into force on the day of issuing.
This document introduces changes into Resolution No. 1863 of the Council of Ministers of 21 December 2010, which provided for the quotas in the amount of 27.6 billion in 2011 (up 10% from 2010). Later the Council of Ministers issued resolution No. 1197 on 7 September this year to increase the quotas by another 6% to 29.23 billion.
Grodno Tobacco Factory Neman can produce 23.16 billion cigarettes this year against the annual forecast of 23 billion cigarettes (up 0.69%).
The Minsk City Hall and Belgospishcheprom have been tasked to monitor the fulfillment of new quotas by the companies.
The government approves cigarette quotas annually in line with the legal act on state regulation of production, sale and consumption of tobacco products and feedstock approved by Decree No. 28 of 17 December 2002. The government may also revise quotas during a year. Thus, in 2010 the quotas for tobacco products were increased three times from 22.1 billion to 25.1 billion. In 2009 and 2008 they were revised upward once.