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Business in Belarus, Minsk, Brest, Vitebsk

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Syllabus of the Subject

Foreign Trade of Belarus. Economic Profile. Union State with Russia

  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 of Belarus
    1. The Union State (Russia and Belarus)
    2. EU-Belarus Trade Relations
  5. 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 “International Trade and Business in Belarus” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Belarusian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in Belarus
  3. To explore the Belarusian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know the Belarusian Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Belarusian companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Belarusian Market

E-learning Course Master, International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Belarus” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Foreign Trade and Business in Russia

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English (Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Bielorrusia Study Doctorate in International Business in French Belarus).

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Belarus”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Мастер в Международном Бизнесе.

Masters adapted to Belarusian Online Students, Masters, International Business Trade Belarusian Students.

Foreign Trade and Business in the Eastern Europe Countries and Turkey

International Trade and Business in Belarus.

Trans-European Transport Corridors

Transport Corridors related to Belarus
  1. Pan-European Corridor IX (Finland-Greece)

Pan-European Corridor IX (Russia, Finland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece)

Market Access - Trade Agreements

Belarusian Trade Agreements and market access:

  1. Belarus and the Orthodox Economic Area
  2. Commonwealth of Independent States
    1. Free-Trade Area (CISFTA)
  3. Eurasian Economic Union
    1. EAEU-Vietnam Agreement
  4. Central European Initiative
  5. Belarus-Kazakhstan-Russia-Ukraine Common Economic Space
  6. Trade Agreement between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan
  7. Belarus-Russia-Ukraine Agreement
  8. Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union
  9. Ukraine-Belarus Agreement
  10. EU-Belarus
    1. EU Eastern Partnership
    2. European Neighborhood Policy

Ukraine is an observer country

  1. SCO
  2. AEC
  3. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  4. ALADI

Ukraine was an observer country at the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) - Succeeded by the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO (in process of accession)
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. Organization for Cooperation between Railways
  5. BIC (Containers)
  6. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  7. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  8. Customs Convention on Containers
  9. CMR Convention
  10. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

Globalization and International Organizations

European Organizations:

  1. OSCE
  2. UNECE
  3. European Investment Bank

Global Organizations:

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF

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

  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 km²

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

Orthodox Christianity, Ethics and Global Business

Belarus belongs to the Orthodox Economic Area.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Belarusian Economy.

  1. The Republic of Belarus has benefited a strong economic growth since its independence in 1992
  2. The EU 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, Poland, Venezuela, the UK, Latvia, and Italy
  5. Potash fertilizer and flax fiber production are the largest export products of Belarus
  6. The majority of the foreign direct investment came from the EU (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 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

International Trade and Business in Belarus:
International Trade and Business in Belarus Minsk

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