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125 Construction Products manufactured in Russia and Belarus are suspended in Lithuania

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2022 03 07

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Construction Production Certification Center (CPCC) suspended certificates for all construction products manufactured in Russia and Belarus from 4 March 2022. As a result, it will no longer be possible to import construction products manufactured in Russia or Belarus that are subject to CPCC certification from 9 March 2022.

125 certificates issued by the CPCC for products manufactured in Russia or Belarus were suspended on 4 March. You can find the list here. The list includes construction products made from wood, cement, iron, steel and other products related to the construction sector. The aim is to ensure that Russia and Belarus are not financed, either directly or indirectly, by Lithuanian and EU construction market participants.

“The production of construction products is almost always a state-owned business or a highly state-owned business, so we cannot finance a dictator with our own money. I understand that the suspension of construction product certificates complicates the projects of some Lithuanian construction and real estate developers, but I strongly encourage other certification bodies to follow the example,” – commented Minister of the Environment Simonas Gentvilas.

The Minister of the Environment Simonas Gentvilas also addressed other certification bodies: Kiwa Inspecta, Inspekta, VIAMATIKA Certification Center and Fire Research Center, inviting to follow the example of CPCC and stop the validity of certificates issued for construction products manufactured in Russia and Belarus.

Certification bodies are asked to submit their decision by 4 March 2022. The Ministry of Environment will inform about the decision of the above-mentioned institutions.