MINSK, 15 November (BelTA) – Belarus' export of meat and dairy products is projected to increase by at least 5% in 2019 over last year, Belarus Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo told the media, BelTA has learned.
“We are poised to meet the 5% growth target this year. We have everything for that. Now we are actively working to make sure we meet all other targets by the end of the year," the deputy minister said.
Belarus is optimistic about export as Russia had decided to lift its restrictions on the import of Belarusian bone-in beef. “The decision in principle has been made. Work is now underway on some technicalities. Of course, this will generate an increase in our export, and this increase will be a big one,” Igor Brylo said.
Asked about the export plans for 2020, he said: "Our export will expand, that's for sure. But I do not want to get ahead and voice some grandiose plans. The increase is projected both in terms of meat products and also dairy. “We are working with many countries. This year we have already crossed the threshold of 100 export markets. We seek to gain access to new markets and to expand the range of our export offering. In addition to the traditional positions, we study customer preferences in other countries and tailor our product lineup for individual markets,” he said.More about Economy