MINSK, 28 Sep – Sputnik. The main task of the sanctions imposed on Belarus is the ousting of domestic enterprises from the EU market, a statement made by Deputy Industry Minister Dmitry Kharitonchik during the Belarusian Industrial and Innovation Forum in Minsk.
He notes that in this situation, import substitution in the Belarus-Russia format is reaching a new level.
“Belarus has faced sanctions before, we see that Russian enterprises are also under pressure from sanctions. And all this imposes conditions for the revision of the policy.
According to him, Belarus and Russia should unite their efforts in this direction. In particular, to deepen industrial cooperation.
“The level of cooperation is already high, Belarusian enterprises have from 30 to 60 percent of Russian-made products in their products. But this is not the limit, we need to jointly enter the markets of third countries in order to jointly find ways out of the situation, ”Kharitonchik said.
And he added that Belarus and Russia are now working on the creation of joint new products in the industry.
“There is already an agreement on microelectronics, there is an agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia on the creation of a joint industry in this part, in the plans for implementation within the framework of the future union program,” he added.
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In turn, the trade representative of the Russian Federation in the region of Belarus Yuri Zolotarev drew attention to the fact that there is still no specifics in the development of industrial policy, since the road maps of the Union State have not been disclosed.
“The programs will come into force after being approved by the Supreme State Council. This will happen in the coming months, ”Zolotarev said.
The trade representative will present that reaching a unified policy following the adoption of roadmaps will solve the main problems in the industry.
“Tasks such as stimulating joint ventures, import substitution, equal participation in public procurement of the two countries,” said the trade representative of the Russian Federation in Belarus.
And he added that it is the formation of a union program for industry that will make an excellent example for deepening integration processes. Including in the EAEU.