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Business in Belarus, Minsk

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

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

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

  1. To analyse the Belarusian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in Belarus
  3. To explore the Belarusian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Belarusian free trade agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Belarusian companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Belarusian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Belarusbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Courses: Business in Eastern Europe, Russia

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Belarusian Online Students, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Belarusian Students

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English (Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Bielorrusia Study, Master in International Business in French Belarus).

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

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

Transport Corridors related to Belarus
  1. Pan-European Corridor IX (Finland-Russia-Greece)
  2. Access to the
    1. Eurasian Land Transport Initiative
    2. China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
    3. Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor
    4. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
    5. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
    6. Pan-European Corridor II (Russia-Belarus-Poland-Germany)
    7. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
    8. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor

Belarusian free trade agreements and market access:

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

Ukraine is an observer country

  1. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) - Succeeded by the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
  2. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  3. Association of Caribbean States (AEC)
  4. Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
  5. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO) (in process of accession)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE)
  4. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways
  5. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  6. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  7. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC)
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  8. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)
  9. Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR, UN)
  10. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors (Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Italy)

European Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  2. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  3. European Investment Bank

Global Organisations

  1. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
    4. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  2. World Bank (WB)
  3. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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 the independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.
  7. Belarusian Area: 207,600 square kilometres

Pan-European Corridor II (Russia-Belarus-Poland-Germany), master

Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor (Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Italy)

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

Belarus belongs to the Orthodox Economic Area.

China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor, Road Transportation Course

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 the 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 the 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 the 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

International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia) Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan...

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

  1. The main economic activities of Minsk are industry (20% of the 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 are Russia, Ukraine, Baltic States, Poland, Germany, Pakistan, and Kazakhstan
  5. Access to the Eurasian Land Transport Initiative

Community of Independent States CIS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan



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