Ukraine looking for alternative markets for businesses affected by Belarusian restrictions

Ukraine looking for alternative markets for businesses affected by Belarusian restrictions

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will help Ukrainian businesses enter alternative markets if Belarus takes unjustified restrictive measures.

Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (CDTO) Dmytro Senik said this at a meeting of the Export and Investment Support Committee of the Kyiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ukrinform reports with reference to the ministry’s press service.

During the discussion, Senik reminded that Minister for Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba had earlier advised Ukrainian companies to contact the Ministry if they suffer from Belarusian sanctions.

"Together with the Economy Ministry of Ukraine, we are already taking efforts to find alternative markets for our companies to sell their goods," Senik said.

The diplomat assured entrepreneurs of full support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and called on business representatives to contact the Ministry’s Council of Exporters and Investors to support the entry of domestic goods and services into foreign markets, attract investment to Ukraine and develop inbound tourism.

As reported, on May 26, Belarus approved a resolution introducing an individual licensing regime for the import of certain Ukrainian goods: confectionery, chocolate, juice, beer, chipboard and fiberboard, wallpaper, toilet paper and packaging, bricks, ceramic tiles, glass ampoules, agricultural machinery for sowing, washing machines and furniture.


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