THE BEST LOCATION ON THE BORDER BETWEEN THE EU AND THE EEU
Where the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union meet, the “Brest” Free Economic Zone unites their strong points within the territory of various unique business advantages.
There is a reason why Brest is called the EEU “Western Gates”. Here, the EU border runs through the city area. Further to the East, you can find ten time zones and an economic area of more than 20 million square kilometres with a population of 183 million people. The EEU countries are open to unimpeded imports of products if such products are produced within the territory of Belarus.
As a result of its advantageous geographical location and well-developed infrastructure, Brest is one of the most dynamic logistics centres in Belarus. That is why the city on the Bug River is included into the New Silk Road Global Project which will connect more than 60 European, Asian and African countries by new economic corridors and trade routes on the basis of the “One Belt, One Road” conception.
Brest is a large transport hub which includes all types of communication routes:
An extensive roadway network, including the M1 motorway. It is the main traffic road in Belarus which forms part of the E30 European route and Berlin – Warsaw – Brest – Minsk – Moscow Pan-European transport corridor.
Railway lines connect Brest with Minsk, Warsaw, Berlin, Kiev, Moscow, Paris, Prague. 17 international and more than 50 regional and interregional railway lines run through Brest. Passenger traffic exceeds 3 million people per year.
An international airport with a runway which can receive heavy aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of 400 tonnes.
A waterway which connects the Brest river port with the Black Sea through the Dnieper-Bug Canal.
Distances from Brest to:
Warsaw - 220 km
Minsk - 350 km
Vilnius - 380 km
Kiev - 580 km
Riga - 660 km
Budapest - 775 km
Berlin – 780 km
Vienna - 920 km
Moscow - 1050 km