The National Centre for Marketing hosted a seminar-conference «Export of Belneftekhim Concern products to the EU »
On April 23, the National Centre for Marketing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, together with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the EU, held a sectoral seminar-conference «Export of Belneftekhim Concern products to the EU».
The event was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Belgium, Permanent Representative of Belarus to the EU Alexander Mikhnevich, Counselor for Trade and Economic Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Belgium Kirill Petrovsky, Head of the Pan-European Cooperation Department of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Roman Romanovsky, representatives of enterprises of the Concern «Belneftekhim», Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus, consulting companies.
In his welcoming speech, the Director of the National Centre for Marketing Valery Sadokho noted the high demand of the European market and its importance for Belarusian producers of petroleum products.
In his speech Alexander Mikhnevich clarified that the structure of Belarusian exports is now close to the ratio “one third - one third” in the direction of the EU, the EAEU and other foreign countries.
During the seminar participants discussed the features of working in the European market. For Belarusian suppliers there are restrictive measures of tariff and non-tariff regulations, in particular the need to obtain numerous certificates, sometimes for each country individually, as well as difficulties in unifying the codes of HS codes, phytosanitary requirements for wooden pallets in which the products are delivered. But, despite all these obstacles, the work continues: the Concern's enterprises are developing new sales markets, concluding long-term contracts, and developing cooperation with foreign partners.
At the end of the event, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Roman Romanovsky reminded that a productive dialogue with the EU in many areas was conducted within the framework of the Belarus-EU Coordination Group, and asked the participants to send their questions and proposals for the development of cooperation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.