MINSK, 4 April (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia continue negotiations on matters of import substitution. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the relevant statement on the air of the TV channel Belarus One, BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko said: “Now the Industry Ministry, the Healthcare Ministry, and other agencies as well as the light industry are working very tightly with the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry. Negotiations continue in Moscow, the industry minister is in charge of them. We have to very promptly and precisely determine the areas for import substitution and the areas where parallel manufacturing must be ruled out. We are evaluating what can be replaced thanks to Belarusian shipments and Russian ones. We immediately connect commercial entities so that they could continue manufacturing.”
The prime minister mentioned the Belarusian heavy vehicle manufacturer BelAZ as an example. “Today they have a vehicle, which is already batch-produced and sold in Russia, powered by a transmission of Russian make. It is a specific example of manufacturing cooperation and import substitution,” he noted.