The ban on export of flour that was introduced because of the state of emergency will be lifted, the Economy Ministry decided Friday after meeting with representatives of the milling and baking industry.
Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi said that the decision was made after it was determined that the milling industry is functioning well at the moment, there are stocks in both private flour mills and commodity reserves, and the wheat import is allowed in the whole region.
According to Bekteshi, the decision to lift ban on export of flour is already being reviewed and it is expected government to pass it at the next session.
“Data shows that the milling industry is functioning well right now. There is room to change the decision and lift ban on flour exports that was introduced because of the state of emergency,” Bekteshi said.
“There are no problems with flour supplies or increase in flour prices. We have protected households,” he underlined.