Since 15 January 2014, banks are prohibited from providing loans to Belarusian enterprises in foreign currency for settlement with residents of the country (Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of 4 January 2014 No. 3).

Foreign currency loans may be transferred only to Gazprom Transgaz Belarus to pay for natural gas supplied.

However, the prohibition does not apply to attracting foreign currency loans by residents from non-residents. It also does not affect loans provided by banks from non-residents’ resources, connected with these loans in terms, amounts and currencies.