VILNIUS – Lithuanian businesses have recently been unable to custom-clear their goods in China as the latter removed Lithuania from its custom systems as of December.
A Lithuanian businessman exporting wood to China told the 15min.lt news website, and the Foreign Ministry confirmed information about possible disruptions for Lithuanian products' entry to China to BNS on Thursday.
The ministry says it wants the European Union's reaction to China's move.
"The ministry is informed about possible disruptions to Lithuanian products' entry to China. We are in touch with Lithuanian businesses and we are collecting all possible information from the Chinese side regarding the restrictions being introduced, and we are also in contact with the European Commission regarding a EU-level response," the ministry told BNS.
Speaking with 15min.lt, Vidmantas Janulevicius, president of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, also confirmed this information.
"Lithuania has been removed from the custom systems. It seems that such a country is non-existent on China's custom system. It create additional problems for exporters," he told the news website.