Seminar "Latin American Countries. Export Prospects"

Date: 28 November 2018

The seminar "Latin American Countries. Export Prospects" has been organized within the large-scale project of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry "School of Export".

Participating in the event were Vladimir Ulakhovich, the BelCCI Chairman, Evgeny Shestakov, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Rodrigo Jose Nieto Maturana, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Chile to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Belarus, Jose Joaquin Boggiano Pericci, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Republic of Belarus, Rolando Hugo Pokovi, Plenipotentiary Minister of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in the Russian Federation, Saturnino Juan de la Grana Enriquez , Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in the Republic of Belarus, Jaime Eduardo Juarez Arias, Director of the Trade and Investment Department "ProMexico", Yuri Morozov, Honorary Consul of the United Mexican States in the Republic of Belarus, Victor Atroshchik, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ecuador in the Republic of Belarus, representatives of more than 100 Belarusian enterprises.

Vladimir Ulakhovich highlighted the great potential for cooperation with the Latin America countries. The marketing analysis carried out by the BelCCI indicates the region's potential demand for electrical and petrochemical products (polymers, plastics), measuring instruments, and power equipment. Latin American countries are also interested in the supply of medicines, fertilizers and plant growing and animal husbandry technologies.

According to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Evgeny Shestakov, the seminar on prospects of export to Latin American countries was beneficial for Belarusian exporters. "It is important for the companies, which are learning to operate on remote markets. The problems they may encounter are mostly subjective. Our exporters are afraid of long distances. They shouldn't. They should study the conditions and seek reliable partners in Latin America. A majority of companies from all over the world work well on this market," noted the official.

The Belarusian companies were given an opportunity to get some practical information they need to penetrate this market. Presentations of Latin America countries were also part of the program

The seminar was followed by B2D negotiations on further promotion of the Belarusian products to this region.

Based on BelTA