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Belarus and Russia should come up with a better way to resolve their food trade disputes

Opinions 05.03.2018 | 18:32
Vadim Gigin Vadim Gigin Dean of the Philosophy and Social Sciences Faculty of the Belarusian State University

Belarus and Russia should come up with a better way to resolve their food trade disputes. The statement was made by Vadim Gigin, Dean of the Philosophy and Social Sciences Faculty of the Belarusian State University, during a video briefing hosted by the information and analysis website of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, BelTA has learned.

The expert remarked that a mechanism to resolve such differences of opinion at the level of the two governments is already in place. “It would be good to resolve these problems at the level of the Union State government, for instance, the Standing Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia,” believes Vadim Gigin. Apart from that, it is necessary to minimize the time required to resolve such disputes — 24 hours would be ideal.

Vadim Gigin went on saying that Belarus and Russia are connected by close bilateral relations, by the common information and cultural space while the Union State of Belarus and Russia is an example of integration in the ex-USSR space.

BelTA reported earlier that a Belarusian delegation resumed negotiations with Russian colleagues in Moscow on 5 March in order to find a solution to the problem of Russia's ban on Belarusian dairy imports. The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) has shifted the introduction of a ban on dairy import from Belarus from 6 March to 15 March. The number of products, which import to Russia will be banned, includes milk and pasteurized cream, sterilized and ultra-pasteurized milk and cream, milk powder, cream powder, concentrated, tinned, and condensed milk and cream, milk whey, concentrated milk protein, and other products.

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