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13 June 2022, 16:33

Belarus, Russia to exchange best practices in e-commerce

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MINSK, 13 June (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia will exchange best practices and technologies in the field of electronic commerce, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE).

Possible interaction options in import substitution between BUCE and RTS Tender, one of the major trading platforms in Russia, were discussed during the visit of the head of the RTS Tender corporate business department Viktor Smirnov to the BUCE headquarters.

BUCE and RTS Tender platforms deal with similar tasks and are complementary. However, each platform has its own target audience, their own strengths and technical know-how that may be of mutual interest. “After studying the operation and features of your platform, I see two areas where we can cooperate. Firstly, this is mutual access to information about orders for sale and purchase, as well as to the databases of bidders. It will make it easier for Belarusian enterprises to purchase import-substituting goods in Russia and to supply their own products to Russian business entities. The same way Russian companies will be able to use our trading solutions. The second promising avenue of cooperation is the exchange of best practices and technologies. For example, we have well-developed screening services that provide us with the most detailed information about potential business partners, including manufacturers of import-substituting goods. Such data will certainly be useful for your customers. In addition, many regions of Russia have so-called procurement windows helping small and medium-sized businesses to place their goods using municipal procurement procedures. We are ready to share our best practices in this area,” Viktor Smirnov said.

Aleksandr Osmolovsky, Chairman of the Board of BUCE, thanked his Russian colleague for the offer. He noted that even at the stage of developing the import substitution platform, there were plans to make it useful for the both markets - Belarusian and Russian. “In today's situation, import substitution has taken on new significance for Belarus and Russia. In this regard, I want to emphasize that we are open to cooperation and are ready to join forces. The main thing is to choose such a format of interaction that will allow us to achieve tangible results, improve our software products and be useful for economic entities of the both countries,” the BUCE chief noted.

The parties agreed to study in detail the functional and technological capabilities of the Belarusian and Russian trade platforms in order to identify a mutually acceptable cooperation option that will help meet the demand for import-substituting goods and at the same time create conditions for realizing the export potential of the both countries.

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