In November 2021, The Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Kenya Mr.Pavel Vziatkin paid a courtesy visit to The Chamber 1st Vice President Dr. Erick Rutto and discussed how to support and enhance trade between Kenya and Belarus.

This morning the two heads had a meeting on linking the counties with the international market, which is a follow up from the presentation on the economic and export potential of the Republic of Belarus which was made by The ambassador during the KNCCI National Governing Council meeting that was held on the 20th December 2021.

In a bid to link the counties to international trade, particularly in Belarus; Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) in collaboration with the KNCCI County chapters will be able to map various businesses in the following sectors; Fish Industry, Tea, Coffee, Agro-Processing, Chilly Production, Medical Sector, Fresh Produce, and Horticulture. The businesses will be linked to counterparts in Belarus and therefore enhance exports between the two countries. As at February 2022, Kenya Exports to Belarus was US$408.13 Thousand during 2020, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade. It was agreed KNCCI will share a list of the potential and serious exporters (Fish Industry, Avocado, Tea, Coffee, Agro-Processing, Chilies and Macadamia) to the Belarus Market through the Belarussian Embassy and Belarussian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus gave an overview of some of the products that are produced in Belarus and would be beneficial to the Kenyan market such as rubber product that is used in the manufacturing of tyres . Belarus’ leading export markets for natural rubber are Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria, and Russia. Collaboration with local companies in Kenya would be a boost, the rubber is of high quality and durable. A catalogue of the different costings will be shared with those who are interested in the product.