Export is one of the main priorities of Belarusian economy. Traditionally, exports account for more than half the Gross Domestic Product. That’s why it's the main source of sustainable economic growth of the country.
As Belarus advanced economically, a governmental system of encouraging and supporting exports was formed, building on international best practices. This system is constantly developing and improving. There are conditions for introducing new and effective mechanisms.
In the wake of the world financial downturn, the foreign trade of Belarus changed structurally. Today the country adopted a trade policy to increase the share of high-tech products in exports and diversify supplies to foreign markets.
The Republic of Belarus traditionally implements a multi-vector foreign trade policy, supports trade contacts with foreign countries, actively participates in international integration processes.
Major events that significantly affect the conditions of export activities are Belarus' participation in the Customs Union with Russia and Kazakhstan, the build-up of a unified economic zone and forthcoming accession to the WTO.