It is important for Belarus and China to continue strengthening trade and economic ties. The statement was made during the online conference “Cooperation with China as Belarus' Business Growth Driver”
Russia remains Belarus' key partner in agribusiness. In 2019 Belarus exported $5.5 billion worth of agricultural products, with Russia's share at $4.4 billion. “But we are intent on export diversification. We are opening new countries. More products are being exported to CIS markets and remote ones,” the agriculture and food minister added
The scope of Chinese-Belarusian cooperation in various sectors has been steadily expanding, with the exchange becoming more frequent. The Chinese side welcomes achievements in the bilateral contacts
Cooperation between Belarus and China in trade, economy, military technology, science, education, and other spheres as well as within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative had reached an unprecedentedly high level.
All six Belarusian regions and the city of Minsk have established twinning relations with Chinese provinces and cities
The diplomat also expressed confidence that the new ambassador of China to Belarus would continue advancing the Chinese-Belarusian relations.
The project involves the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Academy of Sciences of Guangdong Province, and the Foshan Institute of Industry Technology (PRC). The center will be based at the innovation center to commercialize R&D in the park.
Major items were fertilizers, chemicals, machinery and equipment, hardware goods, forestry products, paper and consumer goods. In January-August, the container shipment of Belarusian products to China has doubled to 14,000 twenty-foot containers (TEU).
The center is designed to become a comprehensive platform for nurturing startups. The center is slated to come online by the end of 2020 and to go into full operation in 2021.
The China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone is a special economic zone with a special legal regime. It is located 25km away from Minsk. Companies from 15 countries are registered in the park.
Companies affiliated with Belgospishcheprom export beetroot pulp, rapeseed oil, alcohol and confectionery to China. Thus, confectionery products go mainly to the north of China, Chinese consumers prefer products with little or no sugar
Today, the most important thing for a client is to have a full range of door-to-door services. The fewer intermediaries there are, the more interesting it is for any company to work with our products
On 17 September, the People's Bank of China held a meeting to discuss ways to use the Chinese yuan in the Great Stones more.
Belarusian Railways and interested companies are busy creating conditions for new projects and for developing existing projects to deliver Belarusian cargoes to China by container trains. Belarusian pulp, sugar, sawn timber, meat and dairy products have been shipped to China.
In the current conditions of minimizing personal contacts, railway logistics shows a systematic growth and popularity among participants of international supply chains along the route China-EAEU-EU due to the reduction of time for delivery of goods and the cost of such transportation
In his words, global cooperation in the post-global period is becoming more and more important and necessary.
In the course of implementing interaction between the two countries it is important to work out new mechanisms of regional economic cooperation for the sake of providing useful experience and one's own contribution to a better existing world economic system
The session was arranged by the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research (BISR) jointly with Chinese partners and took place in the form of a videoconference
Belarusian companies presented their export potential on the international market of logistic services during the Belarusian-Chinese seminar “New capabilities of supply chains along the Belt and Road route”. The event was held during a China International Services Expo
The Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone is a special economic zone with a special legal regime, located some 25km away from Minsk.