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Belarus government okays this year's merchandise export growth targets

Economy 21.02.2019 | 19:59
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MINSK, 21 February (BelTA) – Hitting this year's merchandise export growth targets is a key indicator of effectiveness of the work done by heads of Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad. The stipulation is part of the Council of Ministers' resolution No.110 of 21 February 2019, the press service of the Belarusian government told BelTA.

Heads of Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad, officials assigned to specific countries have been instructed to increase the volume of merchandise export (except for oil, oil products, petroleum gas, other kinds of gaseous hydrocarbons, potash and nitrogen fertilizers) every month in percentage as against the respective periods of 2018. The increases have to be on par or above the specified growth targets.

In line with the document Belarus' merchandise export to Venezuela is supposed to increase by at least 60%, export to Nigeria – by 45%, to Ukraine and Argentina – by 30%.

The growth rate of Belarus' merchandise export to Uzbekistan will have to be at least 108%, to Russia – 107%, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan – 105%.

As far as European countries are concerned, export to Spain is expected to increase by 12%.

Belarus' merchandise export to Vietnam is supposed to grow by 15%, to China and South Africa – by 10%.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been entrusted with overseeing the fulfillment of this resolution. Information about progress in hitting the merchandise export growth targets will be forwarded to the Council of Ministers on a quarterly basis.

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