BREST, 9 November (BelTA) – In November-December 2018 Belarusian producers will take part in two trade fairs of St. Petersburg, BelTA learned from Assistant Director General of the Brest Office of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Denis Nepsha.
These will be the first fairs of Belarusian manufacturers in the northern capital of Russia after a three-year break. “A new law was passed in St. Petersburg in late 2015. Under it, only legal entities of Russia could act as organizers and participants of fairs and only Russian citizens could sell products. We dropped out of the process: we could not act as organizers, and our enterprises could not display products. This year the rules have changed a little, perhaps, thanks to the Forum of Regions. The possibilities for the participation of our enterprises were revised,” said Denis Nepsha.
One of the fairs featuring Belarusian producers will be held in Nevsky District. From 23 November to 2 December, products will be on display in the area of the Bolshevikov metro station. Then, the fair will be relocated to Vasileostrovsky District to stay open through 3-9 December. The event is organized by the Committee for the Entrepreneurship Development and Consumer Market of St. Petersburg.
About 30 business entities from various regions of Belarus have already announced their participation in the trade fairs of St. Petersburg. They will offer residents and guests of St. Petersburg meat products and confectionary, honey, footwear, knitwear, bed and table linen, hats, leather goods, flax goods, hosiery, and souvenirs. “Applications for the participation in the fairs are open through 15 November. It would be also great to see milk processing enterprises, bakery manufacturers, and artisans among the participants of the forthcoming fairs,” Denis Nepsha said.
He added that the participation of Belarusian companies in fairs of Russian regions in 2019 is currently under consideration. Talks are underway with Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan, Ryazan Oblast, Penza Oblast and other regions.More about Economy