Doing Business in Belarus (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Belarus Minsk.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Belarus (Europe)
  2. Belarusian Economy
  3. International Trade of Belarus
  4. Doing Business in Minsk
  5. Economic Profile of Belarusian regions: Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno, Mogilev.
  6. Case Study:
    1. Gomselmash Company
    2. Spartak
  7. The Union State (Russia and Belarus)
  8. European Union-Belarus Trade relations
  9. Access to the Belarusian Market
  10. Business Plan for Belarus

The objectives of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Belarus” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Belarusian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Belarus
  3. To explore Belarusian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Belarusian free trade agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Belarusian companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Belarusian Market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Belarus” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Europe, Foreign Trade
  2. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Europe
  3. Courses: Business in Eastern Europe, Russia

Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to Belarusian Students

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English (Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Bielorrusia Study, Master in International Business in French Belarus).

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Belarus”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Online Students, Master in International Business

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Description of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Belarus.

The Republic of Belarus:

  1. Belarus share frontiers with Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, and Ukraine
  2. The capital of Belarus is Minsk (3 million inhabitants)
  3. Belarusian population: 9.6 million people
  4. The spoken languages in Belarus are Belarusian and Russian
  5. Government Type: Presidential Republic
  6. Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.
  7. Belarusian Area: 207,600 square kilometres

The Belarusian main religion is Orthodox Christianity. There are 1.7 million Catholics

Belarus belongs to the Economic Area of Orthodox Civilisation.

Belarusian Economy.

  1. The Republic of Belarus has benefited a strong economic growth since its independence in 1992
  2. The European Union has suspended the economic partnership with Belarus until political and civil conditions improve
  3. The Union State (Russia and Belarus). The Strategic Partnership with the Russian Federation stems from their location, historical and cultural links between Russia and Belarus, economic ties and cooperation between Belarusian and Russian companies
  4. The main trade partners of Belarus are Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Germany, China, Poland, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Latvia, and Italy
  5. Potash fertilizer and flax fibre production are the largest export products of Belarus
  6. The majority of foreign direct investment came from the European Union (43%) and Russia (33%)
  7. The largest foreign direct investment sources were Russia (82%), Switzerland, Cyprus, and Germany

Minsk is the capital and industrial centre of the Republic of Belarus.

  1. The main economic activities of Minsk are industry (20% of total industrial production volume of Belarus), construction, science and scientific services, food production, light and motor industry, tractor manufacturing, machine tool, construction, metal working, instrument making and radio engineering and electronic equipment manufacturing
  2. Minsk export 60% of his production
  3. The main industrial export products are tractors, lorries, metal-working machine tools, refrigerators, TV sets, motor-cycles, and bicycles
  4. The main export market destination is Russia, Ukraine, Baltic States, Poland, Germany, Pakistan, and Kazakhstan
  5. Access to the Eurasian Land Transport Initiative

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Belarus' free trade agreements:

  1. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) - Free-Trade Area (CISFTA)
  2. Free trade agreement (FTA) between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan
  3. Belarus-Russia-Ukraine Free trade agreement (FTA)
  4. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)
  5. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
  6. Central European Initiative (CEI)
  7. EU Eastern Partnership
  8. European Neighbourhood Policy

Regional Economic Organisations

  1. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  2. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  3. Convention relating to Temporary Admission
  4. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  5. European Investment Bank
  6. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways

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