On June 15,Vincenzo Russo, representative of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) in Italy (Lombardy Region) and Switzerland (Canton Ticino), visited BUCE head office to get familiar with BUCE’s activities and discuss promising areas of cooperation.

During the talks, BCCI representative received comprehensive information about BUCE’s core operating principles as well as key advantages of using the exchange mechanism in Belarus-Italy bilateral trade. The sides also compiled a list of prospective Belarusian commodities that could be exported to Italy via BUCE. These are milk powder, rapeseed oil, beef, round timber, fuel pellets and scrap of non-ferrous metals, just to name a few. In addition, there are plans to arrange sales of petrochemical products to Italy at BUCE’s electronic trading platform of industrial and consumer goods.

According to Mr. Russo, the Italian business is interested in buying significant amounts of Belarusian produce, and BUCE’s trading platforms allow doing this without intermediaries – by closing deals directly with manufacturers. In this regard, Vincenzo Russo said that he is willing to assist BUCE with promotion of its services in Italy, which may include, among other things, efforts to convince more Italian companies start trading with Belarus via BUCE.