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Belarus set to make breakthrough in food exports to China in 2018

Economy 06.03.2018 | 19:10
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MINSK, 6 March (BelTA) – This year, Belarus should make a breakthrough in food supplies to China's market, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to China Kirill Rudy told journalists following the presentation of his book “Because We Decided So: Behavioral Economics of Belarus” on 6 March, BelTA has learned.

“We have not made a false start so far. However, we are close to ‘getting off' in terms of food supplies to the Chinese market. The deals have been sealed. It is necessary to stick to them now. This means great responsibility,” Kirill Rudy remarked.

In late 2017, Belarus signed contracts worth $114 million to deliver dairy and meat products to China, he recalled. “These supplies were worth $15 million in 2017 and $5 million in 2016. If we sell $114 million worth of products, this will be a breakthrough,” the ambassador noted.

In his words, famous Belarusian brands have started exporting woodworking products to China. “This is a good example for our Bellesbumprom Concern to boost the exports to this market,” the diplomat believes.

The work is also underway to attract investors to the Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone, Kirill Rudy added.

The presentation of Kirill Rudy's “Because We Decided So: Behavioral Economics of Belarus” was held in Minsk on 6 March. This book is a follow-up to the monograph “Financial Diet: State Capitalism Reforms” released in 2016.

The book was published by the Zvyazda publishing house with financial support from the UN Office in Belarus in partnership with the UK Embassy in Belarus and Belarusky Narodny Bank.

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