Contractual and legal basis of bilateral relations

The legal framework of bilateral cooperation between Belarus and China is well developed. Currently, over 80 bilateral international treaties and agreements, including about 40 interstate and intergovernmental ones, remain in force. The existing bilateral agreements with China cover a wide range of issues comprising establishment of diplomatic relations, trade and economic cooperation, double taxation avoidance, investment protection, cooperation in science and technology, art and culture, education, tourism, air traffic, public health, military and technical cooperation, legal assistance in civil and criminal cases, intellectual property rights protection, visa-free travel, and others. Apart from this there also can be marked out the agreements on granting Chinese loans to Belarus, as well as free aid agreements.

 
 
 Summary

Date of signature

Effective date

78

In effect

 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Trade and Economic Cooperation

20.01.1992
20.01.1992
 
 

Treaty between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China on Establishment of Diplomatic Relations

20.01.1992
20.01.1992
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Scientific and Technical Cooperation

24.04.1992
24.04.1992
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Cultural Cooperation

25.11.1992
25.11.1992
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Visa-Free Travels for Tourist Groups on Mutual Basis

11.01.1993
01.03.1993
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Visa-Free Business Travels on Mutual Basis

11.01.1993
01.03.1993
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Promotion and Protection of Investments

11.01.1993
14.01.1995
 
 

Treaty between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters

11.01.1993
29.11.1993
 
 

Consular Convention between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China

11.01.1993
31.03.1994
 
 

Agreement between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Sciences

28.03.1994
28.03.1994
 
 

Agreement between the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Communications of People's Republic of China on Cooperation in the Field of Postal Communications and Telecommunication

30.06.1994
30.06.1994
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People's Republic of Chinaon Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Tax Evasion for Income and Assets Taxes

17.01.1995
03.10.1996
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Air Traffic

17.01.1995
15.04.1997
 
 

Treaty between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China on Extradition

22.06.1995
07.05.1998
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Ensuring the Import and Export Goods Quality

04.12.1996
04.12.1996
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Education

28.10.1998
28.10.1998
 
 

Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus and the State Development and Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China

25.11.1999
25.11.1999
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Academic Degrees

26.07.2000
26.07.2000
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

23.04.2001
25.10.2001
 
 

Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China

23.04.2001
23.04.2001
 
 

Agreement on Cooperation between the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Bank of China

23.04.2001
23.04.2001
 
 

Agreement on Cooperation between the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China

25.07.2002
25.07.2002
 
 

Memorandum of Understanding between the State Committee for Science and Technologies under the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China in the Field of Innovation

08.11.2002
08.11.2002
 
 

Agreement on Cooperation between the Sports and Tourism Ministry of the Republic of Belarus and the State General Administration of Sport of the People’s Republic of China in the Field of Physical Culture and Sport

22.08.2003
22.08.2003
 
 

Memorandum on Cooperation between the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Supervision of the People’s Republic of China

30.05.2005
30.05.2005
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Principles of Cooperation between Local Executive and Administrative Authorities of the Republic of Belarus and Local Governments of the People’s Republic of China

05.12.2005
17.04.2006
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in the Sphere of Tourism

05.12.2005
21.02.2008
 
 

Protocol between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China on Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the World Trade Organization

05.12.2005
05.12.2005
 
 

Memorandum of Understanding on the Results of Negotiations on Market Access between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China

05.12.2005
05.12.2005
 
 

Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus and the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China in the Field of Information and Press

05.12.2005
05.12.2005
 
 

Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China

05.12.2005
05.12.2005
 
 

Agreement between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China on Economic Cooperation

05.12.2005
05.12.2005
 
 

Agreement between the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Scientific and Technical Cooperation

05.12.2005
05.12.2005
 
 

Memorandum of Understanding between the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Bank of China on Cooperation in the Field of Exchange of Financial Information Related to the Legalization (Laundering) of Illegally Acquired Proceeds and Terrorism Financing

21.09.2006
21.09.2006
 
 

Memorandum between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China on the Development of Cooperation in the Sphere of Business Information Exchange

18.01.2007
18.01.2007
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Providing Assistance to the Government of the Republic of Belarus by Financing Design, Installation and Construction Works on the Project “Reconstruction and Expansion of the Surgery Department of the State Healthcare Institution “Gomel Regional Clinical Cardiology Dispensary” and on Supplying Medical Equipment to the Facility

05.11.2007
05.11.2007
 
 

Agreement between the Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus and the National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China on Collaboration in the Field of Statistics

28.12.2007
28.12.2007
 
 

Memorandum of Understanding between the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in the Exchange of Bilateral Trade Statistics

17.04.2008
17.04.2008
 
 

Agreement between the National Center of Intellectual Property of the Republic of Belarus and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China on Exchange of Patent Information and Documentation

23.06.2008
23.06.2008
 
 

Exchange of Notes between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Opening of the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in Shanghai

05.08.2008
05.08.2008
 
 

Memorandum on Cooperation between the Supreme Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus and the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China

15.12.2008
15.12.2008
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy

16.12.2008
11.05.2009
 
 

Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in the Field of Road Transport, Inland Water Transport and Construction of Corresponding Infrastructure

29.04.2009
29.04.2009
 
 

Agreement between the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in the Field of Professional Training, Refresher Courses, Training and Retraining of Personnel, Exchange of Specialists

08.09.2009
08.09.2009
 
 

Protocol on Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

20.01.2010
20.01.2010
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Supply of a Mobile (Easily Set Up) Cargo Inspection System for the Customs Service of the Republic of Belarus

24.03.2010
24.03.2010
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Mutual Provision of Buildings and Land Plots for Embassies

24.03.2010
08.11.2010
 
 

Framework Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Boosting the Bilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation

24.03.2010
24.03.2010
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Technical and Economic Cooperation

24.03.2010
24.03.2010
 
 

Agreement between the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Bank of China on Organization of Settlements

24.03.2010
24.03.2010
 
 

Framework Agreement between the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus and the China Development Bank on Financial Cooperation

24.03.2010
24.03.2010
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Mutual Provision of Buildings and Land Plots for Embassies

24.03.2010
08.11.2010
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Supply of a Mobile (Easily Set Up) Cargo Inspection System for the Customs Service of the Republic of Belarus (by exchange of letters)

24.03.2010
24.03.2010
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Technical and Economic Cooperation

18.09.2011
18.09.2011
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park

18.09.2011
30.01.2012
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Establishment of the Belarusian-Chinese Commission on Cooperation in the Sphere of High Technologies

21.05.2012
21.05.2012
 
 

Protocol on Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for 2012-2016

26.11.2012
26.11.2012
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China On Technical and Economic Cooperation

09.01.2013
09.01.2013
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Implementation of the Project for the Construction of a 23,000m2 Student Dormitory (by exchange of letters)

16.07.2013
03.01.2014
 
 

Agreement on Cooperation between The General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Belarus and the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China

16.07.2013
16.07.2013
 
 

General Agreement on Cooperation in Implementation of Joint Investment Projects between the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus and CITIC Construction Co., Ltd. (PRC)

16.07.2013
16.07.2013
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China On Technical and Economic Cooperation

16.07.2013
16.07.2013
 
 

Cooperation Agreement with Guangdong Province on the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park

16.07.2013
16.07.2013
 
 

Agreement on the Establishment of the Harbin Subpark on the Territory of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park

16.07.2013
16.07.2013
 
 

Joint Declaration of the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China on the Establishment of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

16.07.2013
16.07.2013
 
 

Agreement between the City of Minsk of the Republic of Belarus and the City of Shenzhen of the People’s Republic of China on the establishment of Friendly Exchanges and Cooperation

16.07.2013
16.07.2013
 
 

Agreement between the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd. on the Serial Production of Passenger Cars on the Territory of the Republic of Belarus

16.07.2013
16.07.2013
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Bilateral Cooperation Mechanisms to Provide Technical and Economic Assistance

20.01.2014
09.01.2015
 
 

Memorandum between the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the China National Space Administration on the Key Areas of Cooperation in Space

20.01.2014
20.01.2014
 
 

Protocol between the State Committee for Science and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in the Field of Intelligent Monitoring Technologies for Logistics Flows

20.01.2014
20.01.2014
    Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus and China Securities Regulatory Commission on Securities and Futures Regulatory Cooperation 20.01.2014 20.01.2014
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Establishment of the Belarusian-Chinese Intergovernmental Committee on Cooperation

04.09.2014
04.09.2014
 
 

Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China

27.09.2014
27.09.2014
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Technical and Economic Assistance

27.09.2014
27.09.2014
 
 

Protocol between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China on the Establishment of the Working Group on Interregional Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Belarusian-Chinese Intergovernmental Committee on Cooperation

27.09.2014
27.09.2014
 
 

Protocol between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China on the Establishment of the Working Group on Interregional Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Belarusian-Chinese Intergovernmental Committee on Cooperation

27.09.2014
27.09.2014
 
 

Joint Declaration of the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China on the Further Development and Deepening of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

10.05.2015
10.05.2015
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Implementing a Project for Construction and Delivery of a Railway Cargo Inspection System for the Customs Service of the Republic of Belarus

09.06.2015
09.06.2015

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Signed but not yet in effect
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters

10.05.2015
 
 
 

Agreement between the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in Education

10.05.2015
 
 
 

Preferential Buyer Credit Loan Agreement on the Implementation of the Project“The Construction of the NPP in the Republic of Belarus. Power Plant Output and Connection with the Power Network”

16.07.2013
 
 
 

Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China

10.05.2015
 
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Mutual Establishment of Cultural Centers

10.05.2015
 
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China on the Construction of an Electrification System at the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park

27.03.2015
 
 
 

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in Education

10.05.2015
 






 

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