President Alexander Lukashenko has held a working meeting with Chairman of the State Customs Committee Yuri Senko. The focus of the Head of State was on the trends that influence the work of the Belarusian customs. The Customs Service is a reliable shield against smuggling and a convenient guide for legitimate trade flows. In addition, the Head of State inquired about the situation on the border due to the embargo, which Russia imposed against a number of countries.<br>Chairman of State Military-Industrial Committee Sergey Gurulyov has reported to the President on economic activities and prospects of the country"s defense industry. Over the past 5 years, the volume of exports has almost doubled. Last year alone, the return on sales amounted to almost 19%, and the volume of industrial production increased by 50%.