MINSK, 10 October (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko demanded to get rid of mediation in the sale of Belarusian products as he hosted a meeting on security matters in Minsk on 10 October, BelTA has learned.
“I would like to reiterate that there should be no mediators in the export of Belarusian products. We need only direct sales. Thus, we will save a lot ,” the president said. In this regard, he mentioned MTZ, MAZ, BelAZ and other companies that use mediators to export their products.
“We have seen where these dealers lead to. This is why I advise all heads of enterprises (large, small, medium-sized, private and state-owned) to stop using the services of dealers. You should market your products yourselves. Well, if you still decide to use the services of some private companies to sell your products, then the minister should approve this decision,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
As for imports, the government is set to keep the pricing process under strict control, the president said. “We will check why the price sometimes go up 5-10 times here. If it is justified, so be it. If not (we count well|) you will be held responsible,” the Belarusian leader said.