ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Slovakia plans 70% wheat import tariff

The Slovak government will impose a 70% tariff on wheat imports starting on November 2 and lasting for 200 days, the official Slovak news agency TASR reported on October 13. TASR said the government had decided to impose the tariff on all suppliers to settle a previous trade dispute with Hungary. Slovakia had formerly imposed the 70% tariff only on Hungary, citing government subsidies to Hungarian wheat producers. Hungary had described the tariff as a violation of Slovakia's World Trade Organisation commitments. The 70% tariff will, at current prices, amount to 2,540 Sk per tonne.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov