Belarusian-Estonian Business Forum, February 7, 2018

On February 7, 2018, the Minsk Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with support of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Estonia and the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the Republic of Belarus organized and conducted the Belarusian-Estonian Business Forum and B2B negotiations.

The opening of the business forum was attended by:

Alexander Fedorchuk - Director General of the Unitary Enterprise "Minsk Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry";

Merike Kokayev - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Belarus;

Margus Ilmyarv - head of the Estonian delegation, head of the Jõhvi representation of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry;

Sven Suursaar - consultant to the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the Republic of Belarus.

The representatives of 49 Belarusian companies took part in the B2B negotiations with Estonian entrepreneurs. From Estonia - 13 companies.

During B2B negotiations the business representatives of Belarus and Estonia held talks in the following areas: production of mining equipment, medicines, food products; woodworking; transport and forwarding activity; gas and construction equipment.

A number of certain agreements have been reached during the talks. In particular:

Enefit Kaevandused in the course of negotiations with Belarusian companies MAZ, BELAZ and LMZ Universal, reached the preliminary agreements on the purchase of trucks and quarry equipment.

Est Agar held negotiations with JSC “Kommunarka” on mutually beneficial cooperation in the production of the furcellaran gelling agent.

Laomaailm in the course of negotiations with the companies Izmet LLC, Pilyako CJSC, Ecom LLC, Arlex LLC, and TRS LLC expressed their interest in the purchase of warehouse racks, metal cabinets and industrial furniture of Belarusian origin.

Nirgi Servis and Belarusian companies Polesie, Belimbimbo, Bobruysktrikotazh, Zhlobin Garment Factory OJSC held negotiations on placing the orders at Belarusian companies-producers.

MBR METALS and JSC "BMZ" have reached agreements in the field of export of wire and import of ferroalloys.

RUE "Belmedpreparaty" held negotiations with the Estonian company KEVELT on the transfer of technology. OOO Nika Pharmaceuticals agreed to further develop the issues of pharmaceuticals wholesale.

Also, on February, 7 of the current year a seminar was held for members of the Estonian delegation on running business in the Republic of Belarus. The seminar featured the following participants with the following presentations:

- Free Economic Zone "Minsk" on the topic: "Advantages of running business in the territory of the Free Economic Zone "Minsk";

- Agency for Strategic and Economic Development on the topic: "Review of Belarusian markets";

- Law firm "Cobalt" on the theme: "Business climate: trends 2017 and forecasts 2018".

On the 6th of February this year the Estonian delegation visited the OJSC "Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange".

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