MINSK, 11 November (BelTA) – In January-September 2020 Belarus increased its exports to Kamchatka Krai up 23% year-on-year, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade (MART) of Belarus.
“In January-September 2020, Belarus' exports of goods to Kamchatka Krai increased by 23% to $726,000, those to Chelyabinsk Oblast decreased by 1% to $62.3 million, those to Krasnodar Krai decreased by 8% to $155.3 million,” the press service said.
In November, MART held a meeting of the Belarusian part of the working group on cooperation between Belarus and Chelyabinsk Oblast and Kamchatka Krai of Russia. The meetings of the Minister of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade of Belarus Vladimir Koltovich with Deputy Head of Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar Krai Alexander Ruppel and Acting Deputy Prime Minister of Kamchatka Krai Yevgeny Chekin were also held online. “The parties considered ways to increase supplies of the Belarusian automobile, agricultural, road-building, utilities, forestry equipment, petrochemical, light industry, food products to the Russian regions, as well as the export of tourism and educational services,” the ministry said.
The main purpose of such intergovernmental associations is to assist enterprises, business representatives in solving issues that may arise in trade and economic cooperation between countries and regions, as well as removing barriers in trade. The agreements reached at this level are consolidated in bilateral documents, the execution of which is controlled by both the Belarusian and Russian parties.