Belarus: producers to upgrade quality management systems

Belarusian manufacturers must upgrade their quality management systems to comply with the new standard STB ISO 9001-2015 by September 15, 2018, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization Viktor Nazarenko reported. Viktor Nazarenko recalled that a new version of the national standard for quality management system STB ISO 9001-2015, identical to the international standard, was…

Belarus interested in Polish fruit and vegetable processing technologies

Belarus is interested in assimilating Poland’s innovative technologies for processing fruit and vegetables. Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun made the statement during negotiations with a Polish delegation in Minsk on November 8. The meeting was held to discuss the development of bilateral cooperation. The official said that Belarusian companies took an interest…

Belarus: trade with Pakistan on the rise

The trade between Belarus and Pakistan has been recently gaining momentum, the Embassy of Belarus in Pakistan reported. In January-September the trade between Belarus and Pakistan totaled $38.6 million, with Belarus exporting $30 million worth of products to Pakistan. The deliveries of Belarusian tractors increased by 7.8%, tractor parts by 55.4%. The deliveries of Belarusian…

Belarus: imports of rapeseed low

In 2016 Belarus demonstrated the lowest index of rapeseed production during 8 recent years. But since the beginning of the current season, the oilseed import volumes were estimated as quite moderate, due to the higher offer prices of imported rapeseed in comparison with the Belarusian oilseed, as well as price environment of the rapeseed oil…

Belarus: hundreds of state-owned farms subject to pre-trial financial readjustment

As many as 323 partially or fully state-owned agribusiness companies in Belarus are subject to pre-trial financial readjustment, while another 102 farms face bankruptcy, in accordance with the government’s resolution No. 889 dated October 31. As previously reported, Belarus authorities gave the green light to selling or leasing insolvent state-owned farms and agricultural companies. Belarus’…

Belarus and Indonesia planning infrastructure projects in transport sector

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Indonesia Vladimir Lopato-Zagorsky met with Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus reported. The meeting was also attended by representatives of ZAO Belzarubezhstroy. “Agreements were reached to explore the areas of interaction between ZAO Belzarubezhstroy and Indonesian counterparts…

Belarus: Belagroprombank offers special credits to SME

Belarus’ Belagroprombank has announced a special offer (valid from till February 28, 2017) with credits for small business development available at 19% (Belarusian rubles) and 9% per annum (dollar and euro). Belagroprombank’s SME credit offer targets finically stable self-employed businessmen and privately-owned companies with annual proceeds under $5 million and a positive credit history. OAO…

Belarus reports $2.397 billion commodity trade deficit in January-September 2016

Belarus’ foreign trade deficit stood at $2.397 billion in January-September to compare with a $1.844 billion deficit in January-September 2015, according to the National Statistics Committee (Belstat). Commodity exports decreased by 15.7% YoY, to $17.245 billion, while imports decreased by 11.9%, to $19.642 billion. Exports from Belarus included $10.422 billion worth of supplies to the…

Belarus expects flow of Russian oil to resume

Belarus expects oil delivery from Russia to resume, Igor Lyashenko, Chairman of the Belarusian petrochemical concern Belneftekhim, reported. According to the source, the Belarusian petrochemical concern Belneftekhim is in “standby mode” now. The Belneftekhim head also stated that they were considering the possibility of buying not only oil from Russia taking into account the accomplished…

Belarus to construct road from Kazakhstan to Bryansk

Belarusian specialists might participate in the construction of the “Meridian” road route from Kazakhstan to Bryansk, which will be 2 thousand km long. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin reported after the meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak in Moscow. According to Anatoly Kalinin, the arrangement between Belavtodor and Russian contract giver…

Belarus and Poland to step up cooperation in investment and privatization

Belarus and Poland intend to step up cooperation in matters concerning investments and privatization, the press service of the State Property Committee of Belarus reported. On October 25, the Committee’s Chairman Andrei Gayev met with Deputy Development Minister of Poland Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki. The Deputy Development Minister of Poland emphasized the importance of smooth cooperation between…

Belarus: Minsk to host meat industry forum

Minsk will play host to the meat industry forum on October 27-28. Such information is posted on the website of Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Ministry. Experts will discuss topical issues of the industry and the ways to improve the quality of meat products and expand exports. The forum, which will be held on the initiative…

Belarus: trade turnover with Poland up in January-August 2016

Belarus’ trade turnover with Poland grew by 10% in January-August, the Belarusian government said in a press-release following the latest meeting of the Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and Poland’s Vice Premier Mateusz Morawiecki. While meeting with the Polish vice premier, Kobyakov suggested that the parties should go further than just expanding export/import transactions and…