Belarus to export to Russia 390,000 tons of meat products in 2015

Belarus to export to Russia 390,000 tons of meat products in 2015

At a joint meeting, the Ministries of Agriculture of Russia and Belarus have agreed on the so-called trade balances. The Russian Federation insisted on increasing the supply of the majority of Belarus' agricultural products, primarily meat and milk.

In 2015, Belarus will export to Russia 390,000 tons of meat, including pork, beef and chicken. This should bring Belarus more than $1 billion.

Leonid Zayats, Agriculture and Food Minister of Belarus:
We need to look at the reasons that prevented our products from getting into the Russian Federation. Requirements of veterinarians are mandatory for enterprises of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. Therefore, we, as well as the Russian Federation, should improve the quality of our food products to attract our customers thanks to quality and low prices.