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29 September 2020, 09:37

BelCCI: National business councils help address business issues

Vladimir Ulakhovich. An archive photo
Vladimir Ulakhovich. An archive photo

MINSK, 29 September (BelTA) – National business councils help address problematic issues that business may face, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) Vladimir Ulakhovich said at a joint meeting of the business councils of Belarus and Russia, held via videoconferencing as part of the 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia, BelTA learned from the press service of the BelCCI.

According to the head of the chamber, joint meetings have proved efficient. For example, a number of issues were voiced at the meeting in St. Petersburg in 2019. So far they have already been resolved to simplify the joint work of business. “This year recommendations on such areas as removal of existing restrictions and barriers, recognition of electronic digital signatures, bank guarantees, participation in government procurement, digitalization of the economy, joint promotion of products in the markets of third countries and financial support for the operation of Belarusian and Russian companies in these markets will be prepared for submission to government agencies,” said Vladimir Ulakhovich.

The event was also attended by Chairperson of the Permanent Commission on Economy, Budget and Finance of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Tatyana Runets, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy of the Federal Assembly of Russia Andrei Kutepov Member of the Board (Minister) for Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Nazarenko, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia Sergei Katyrin, Chairman of the Belarusian-Russian Business Council, Director General of the Belarusian-German Santa Impex Brest Aleksandr Moshensky, Chairman of the Russia-Belarusian Business Council, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralkhim Dmitry Mazepin, heads of the regional chambers of commerce and industry of Belarus and Russia and about 70 business representatives of the two countries.

The participants of the meeting discussed the current state and prospects for further deepening of cooperation at the regional level, successful joint projects, issues of ensuring equal access of Russian and Belarusian trade and industrial structures to the markets of the two countries, mechanisms of technical and legal regulation affecting the expansion of business relations between enterprises and organizations, as well as other issues of systemic nature that may arise in mutual trade and export of products to third countries.

As part of the meeting, the Vitebsk and Gomel offices of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed cooperation agreements with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Samara Oblast.

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