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Visit of representavives of Belarusian Forestry industry to the UK

On 11-14 August 2019, a group of representatives of the Belarusian forestry industry paid a visit to the UK. The delegation was led by Andrey Matskevich, Head of the Department for Production and Sales of the Ministry of Forestry, and it included representatives of the Bellesexport UE, the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange, and an international broker, accredited at BUTB.
During the visit Belarusian representatives held negotiations with major British importers of forest products. The delegation got acquainted with the local importers facilities, warehouses and port infrastructure in Ipswich and Tilbury. Belarusian officials learned practice and methods of acceptance of goods in terms of quality and quantity, applied in the UK, other features of the functioning of the wholesale timber market in the UK.
The main topic of the talks was the further improvement of interaction with importers in order to expand regular direct deliveries of Belarusian forest products of the required quality to the British market.