The newly created joint Belarus-Russia enterprise on potassium export will allow to increase direct supplies of this product to the EU market. Vladimir Semashko, first vice premiere of Belarus, told Belarus′ reporter about this
At the moment they are developing supply schemes for each country that imports Belarusian potash fertilizers. The new enterprise will need no intermediaries. Accordingly, customers "will be assured they have a reliable and steady partner that performs direct supplies of potassium and provides them with necessary products and raw materials for complex fertilizers." In this case the Belarusian party will have maximum gain and will not have to divide it between intermediary organizations like it was before.
Belarus has achieved an increase in quota on potassium supply to the EU market. This year our export will increase by 750 thousand tons as compared to last year. According to Vladimir Semashko, new European members expressed their interest to supplies of Belarusian potassium fertilizers during Belarus – EU negotiations. Poland, Lithuania, Serbia and other countries find it advantageous to buy potassium in Belarus as their transportation costs decrease to minimum in this case.