A delegation of Russia's Sverdlovsk Oblast is in Belarus on a visit on 26 February — 1 March. Members of the delegation are expected to meet with representatives of the Belarusian government, the Energy Ministry, the Healthcare Ministry, the Industry Ministry, the Sports and Tourism Ministry, and the National Tourism Agency.
The export duty on crude oil will be increased from $89.5 to $91 per tonne. The duty on straight-run gasoline will be raised from $49.2 to $50 per tonne, with the export duty on commercial gasoline up from $26.8 to $27.3 per tonne.
The official said that by taking part in the expo the Belarusian delegation intended to see in what direction the world is moving and to assess the state and prospects of the Belarusian defense industry. “I think I can say with satisfaction that the Belarusian defense industry has rather serious prospects,” said Sergei Gurulev.
The parties discussed the bilateral cooperation in trade, economy and investment, opportunities for establishing logistics chains between Belarus and Belgian ports, prospects for cooperation in pharmaceutical industry and also in the field of production and distribution of diamond products, and exchange of visits of Belarusian and Belgian business delegations.
The law must be prepared in the course of this year and adopted in 2018. “There is no much time left. In accordance with the EEU Treaty, the single electricity market will be created by 1 July 2019,” Vladimir Semashko said.
As for our export to Pakistan, it went up by 38% in 2016. We sold $981,000 worth of products. We mostly supplied baby food manufactured by Bellakt. Belarus plans to increase its baby food exports to Pakistan to the level of $1.1 million in 2017, Aleksei Bogdanov noted.