Chapter CCI: Putin in the message to the Federal Assembly will affect measures of small business support

Chapter CCI: Putin in the message to the Federal Assembly will affect measures of small business support


The Russian leader in the message to the Federal Assembly will also deal with the situation around the system “Platon”, which earned in Russia from the 15th of November, and the issues of import substitution, expects the President Trading-industrial chamber of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin.

MOSCOW, 2 Dec. The President Trading-industrial chamber of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin expects that President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the message to the Federal Assembly will address the question of the extension of measures to support small businesses, as well as the situation around the system “Platon” and the issues of import substitution.

Putin on 3 December address to the Federal Assembly. In 2014, the President delivered his annual message to the Federal Assembly on December 4 in the Kremlin. Message from the President of the Russian Federation to the Federal Assembly software is a political and legal document that expresses the vision of the head of the state strategic directions of development of Russia on immediate prospects. Includes the political, economic, ideological nature, and concrete proposals for legislative work of the Parliament.

According to Katyrin, he expects Putin in his speech will cover a number of topics related to the Russian economy. “The third area (which expects the head of the chamber of Commerce, will be affected by Putin’s message — ed.) is to support small businesses through the purchase of state-owned companies,” — said Katyrin. Another issue that the President may touch upon in his speech, according to the head of the CCI, is the issue of import substitution.

“We expect that will rise questions of import substitution. Despite the success of import substitution in agriculture, our dependence in part of the machine tool industry, oil and gas equipment, engineering products, microelectronics and other industries is very great — in some sectors it reaches 80-90%”, — said Katyrin. He also believes that Putin “will mention about the substitution of services”.

In addition, the head of the CCI expects the Russian leader in speech will affect the situation around the system “Platon”, which launched in Russia on November 15. It will charge tolls to trucks carrying more than 12 tons. Now the trucks will pay 1.53 per ruble for each passed kilometre driven on Federal highways. It is planned that from 1 March 2016 the fee will amount to 3.06 rubles for 1 kilometer. The money should go to the road Fund in compensation for the destruction of traces of heavy cars. The system implementation was accompanied by complaints of technical difficulties.

“Now we have all heard and the situation with the system “Platon”. I hope that Vladimir Putin will address this issue”, — said Katyrin. The head of the CCI also noted that “last year for small and medium business was held in difficult conditions of economic crisis and sanctions restrictions.”