Various paths examined
Bellegprom Concern looking at possibility of liaising with foreign companies
By Lilia Krapova
In January 2013, representatives of six Bellegprom companies visited Bangladesh — from Marko, Belwest, Polesie, Alesya, Brest Hosiery Factory and Romgiltex. The delegation toured knitwear, leather and footwear factories. “There are three possible areas of collaboration: direct supplies of Bangladesh yarn to Belarus; orders from Bangladesh for our knitwear items; and our purchase of their leather goods,” notes Alexey Anfimov, chief specialist for foreign economic ties at Bellegprom Concern.
Mr. Anfimov notes that negotiations are at a preliminary stage, with aspects of the Bangladeshi proposal being of concern: delivery schedules and minimum order quotas. Samples of Bangladesh products are being studied, and Minsk is set to host a delegation of Bangladesh partners in early March, to continue talks. He hopes that the placement of orders for Belarusian light industry goods to Bangladesh will promote our competitiveness, with future co-operation going from strength to strength.