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Last modified: November 26, 2002

Sometimes the general picture is being lost behind the everyday events. We have tried to take a general look at the Business environment in Belarus in Belarusian Business. View from our site. You might wish to check it out here.

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Pros: Useful collection of information about Belarusian economy. Reports, reviews, analysis.
Cons: Their analysis could have been deeper.
European Forum wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: One more comprehensive source of information about Belarus. Economics, Politics and a lot more.
Cons: Seems to be a bit outdated.
Belarusian Industry and Commerce Chamber wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Probably a good place to contact when searching for business opportunities in Belarus. Some information for investors. English version.
Cons: Could have been more useful and informative.
Junior Chamber wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Nice easy to use site. Good place to search for business contacts.
Cons: Looks as if they have more members then projects as yet.
Business Directory wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Comprehensive directory of Belarusian businesses
Cons: Not sure how up-to-date it is.
Brest region Business Portal wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Comprehensive directory of Brest region businesses.
Cons: Looks a bit dull, though I coulod be wrong.
International E-commerce center wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Comprehensive professionally engineered directory of Belarusian businesses. In four languages.
Cons: The entries could have been more descriptive.
US Commercial Service . Belarus Office wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)

Pros: It's nod bad to have this point of contact.
Cons: Not much information.
Money for nothing and chicks for free ?????
Pros: One more site of my.
Cons: One more site of my.
1999 INVESTMENT CLIMATE STATEMENT FOR BELARUS Just a single though large document. Must read. A small quotation "...BELARUS HAS A HIGHLY SKILLED AND WELL-EDUCATED WORK FORCE, DUE TO ITS EXCELLENT SYSTEM OF HIGHER AND SPECIALIZED EDUCATION.  WAGES ARE MUCH LOWER THAN IN WESTERN EUROPE, IN THE UNITED STATES AND EVEN RUSSIA..."
Free Economic Zone Gomel-Raton wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Very useful for those interested in investing in Belarus. Legislation, regulations, contacts etc. 
Cons: As everything official looks a bit too bureaucratic.
Companies
Belarusian Trucks wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Good Belarusian trucks, nice corporate site, has English version. 
Cons: Probably they could have chosen a better URL for the site, and user interaction means could have been better.
Minsk Wheeled Tractor Plant wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Nice and easy to navigate corporate site, good heavy tractors.
Cons: Limited English version.
Integral - Belarusian silicon valley wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Semiconductors' manufacturing. Just corporate representation site. Even in English.
Cons: They still have to find out that Internet is not only Public Relations
PST company, Scaled Models wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Great product. Model kits of soviet (Russian) armor vehicles in scale 1:72
Cons: The site could have been better for such a great product.
Minsk Bearing Plant wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Products, contacts, relatively fast, and even some bearing reference.
Cons: English version, design could have been better.
Svoy Krug - Media company wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Private broadcasting company in Belarus. Media services.
Cons: IMHO a bit too aggressive.
Belvar wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Wide range of Electrical measuring instruments, as well as electrical home appliances. Description, prices etc.
Cons: Only in Russian.
Minsk Tools Plant wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Metal cutting tools, description even in English.
Cons: Might be somebody finds some.
Minsk Watch Plant Luch wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: English version, some products, investments proposals.
Cons: Not very professional, mainly promotion.
MPOVT wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Used to be the biggest computer producer in the former USSR. Still has some interesting products.
Cons: Only in Russian.
Beltelecom wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes) Pros: The only telecom tier 1 service provider in Belarus. You will have to deal with them whether you like it or not. So be prepared.
Cons: I wish their services were like their site.
Minsk Metro (Subway) wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: A very substantial private effort. All kind of information about Metro (Subway) in Minsk, even photos (what is actually not allowed).
Cons: Only in Russian as yet, a bit difficult to read because of the background.
Belarusian Railways wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: All the information about Belarusian Railways from the first hands. Even history and even in English. 
Cons: Do not hope to book tickets online or something like this. No interactivity.
Areola - Knitwear wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Nice products, contacts, nice looking, easy to navigate, fast.
Cons: Some minor glitches.
Finances
Technobank wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes) Pros: At last something useful. And becomes better.
Cons: Services are still far behind from what you could expect from a normal bank.
PromStroyBank Home Site wpe14.jpg (732 bytes) Pros: Looks nice. Now you know that such a bank exists and how to get in touch with them..
Cons: Useless.
Prior Bank wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes) Pros: Looks nice. Now you know that such a bank exists and how to get in touch with them. Some of what they call services are listed. 
Cons: You pay them up front, then may be they will provide some of what they call services.
Vnesheconombank wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Now you know that such a bank exists and how to get in touch with them. What they call services are listed. 
Cons: Looks as if clients exist for them not they for clients.
Jobs
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Pros: Businesses - you can accomplish your projects really cheap. Freelancers of all the trades, that's your paradise.  
Cons: Not a Belarusian site. But Belarusians might benefit from it perhaps more then others.
eWork Exchange
eWork exchange
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Pros: Businesses - you can accomplish your projects really cheap. Freelancers of all the trades, that's a site for you.  
Cons: Not a Belarusian site. But Belarusians might benefit from it perhaps more then others.
Services    
AMF www.sendflowers.ru wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)wpe14.jpg (732 bytes)
Pros: Send flowers to your beloved. True Internet service. Available in Minsk, Brest and Gomel.  
Cons: What about beloved in other cities?

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