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Retailers hope for changes in trade limitations in Latvia

The Ministry of Economics has proposed a new model of retail rules. Retailers are hoping they will be more lenient, Latvian Radio reported January 6.

It is intended that all retailers would be able to work and more categories of goods would be allowed to sell and buy.

“There are many different people, and each has their own needs. If the situation with these constraints is longer, it is becoming more and more difficult," said Minister of Economics Jānis Vitenbergs (“KPV LV”).

He said that additional criteria had been developed to make movement at retail locations safe, records of person count and additional disinfection would be carried out.

Henriks Danusēvičs, president of the Latvian Traders Association, said that the holiday season was over and he did not see any logic for trade bans anymore.

In his opinion, all restrictions on the assortment of goods should be removed during the working days, and the next step should be taken after it is proved that everything is happening without problems.

Minister of Economics Jānis Vitenbergs said that if the government decides to extend the restrictions on sales and services Thursday, appropriate support measures will have to be introduced in the country. Specifically, it is planned to introduce a new aid instrument: aid to cover rental charges for both retail companies and service providers, such as hairdressers and cafes.

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