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5 Apr 2018

Belarus to participate in healthcare, food expos in Kyrgyzstan

MINSK, 5 April (BelTA) – Belarusian exporters will take part in MedExpo 2018 and FoodExpo Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek, BelTA learned from representatives of the National Center for Marketing and Price Studies of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

MedExpo is scheduled for 10-12 April. Products will be presented by the Applied Research Center for Neurology and Neurosurgery of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry and by the Belarusian companies Belsept, Gomselmash, Ekzon, and Arvitmedikl. The source noted that representatives of the Belarusian healthcare and pharmaceutical industries have great opportunities for penetrating the Kyrgyz market. In 2017 the country launched a government program on modernizing the national healthcare system. By autumn 2018 Kyrgyzstan intends to buy modern medical equipment and quality medications to the tune of $7 million. The establishment of bilateral cooperation in the sphere of medical tourism looks promising.

FoodExpo Kyrgyzstan is also interesting for Belarusian exporters. Their number includes Spartak, Agrokombinat Skidelsky, Oshmyany Meat Processing Plant, Brestmiasomolprom, Smorgon Dairy Products, Lida Milk Plant, and Pinsk Meat-Packing Plant.

In 2017 Belarus’ export to Kyrgyzstan rose by 2.5 times from 2016. In 2017 Belarus’ main exports to Kyrgyzstan included milk, condensed cream, cream powder, butter, cheese, and quark cheese. These Belarusian products were not shipped to Kyrgyzstan or shipped in insignificant amounts in 2016. As far as these products in the structure of Kyrgyzstan’s import are concerned, Belarus was ranked the top exporter in physical terms and cost terms.

The National Center for Marketing and Price Studies of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers a broad range of services designed to step up international trade efforts of companies, provide assistance with business development in Belarus and abroad. The company operates the Belarusian government’s public procurement website icetrade.by. The company also offers integrated services for organizing business missions, welcoming foreign delegations, participating in expos, forums, and other business events. The center also provides information support for export. It has developed and operates the Belarusian exports promotion website export.by.

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