Lithuanian Foreign Minister Landsbergis asked Europe for help due to China's blocking of cargo Lithuanian cargo, since the country itself cannot exclude Chinese enterprises from European customs systems, said the head of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry Gabrielyus Landsbergis. This is reported by Delfi.
“This is an unprecedented case when sanctions are partially imposed on one of the EU states. We cannot impose retaliatory sanctions, because we are unable to delete this or that Chinese enterprise from the customs system, ”the minister said, noting that European institutions should intervene in this issue and represent Lithuania, since the customs systems are regulated by the European Commission.
Earlier, the representative of the Foreign Service of the European Union (EU) Nabila Massrali said that now the European Commission is studying the situation with the exclusion of Lithuania from the customs system of China. It is noted that as a result of this step by the Chinese side, Lithuanian entrepreneurs cannot legalize goods delivered to China.
At the end of November, it became known that China had lowered diplomatic relations with Lithuania to the level of a chargé d'affaires and changed the status of the Chinese diplomatic mission in Vilnius from the embassy to the representative office. The decision was made due to the fact that Vilnius approved the opening of a representative office of Taiwan.