ST. PETERSBURG, January 28. Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has informed that has signed the government Directive on approving the programme of support for transport engineering in 2016. “The program is aimed at developing integrated development across the industry, we intend to support investment projects on modernization and expansion of capacities for production of large car castings, as well as joint projects with foreign manufacturers of railway equipment,” – said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers at the Commission meeting on import substitution.
In his view, these actions “will improve the safety of railway traffic, primarily freight, will be optimized the production capacity of enterprises, updated Park of the train”.
In addition, according to the Chairman of the government of Russia “will be able to promote products transport machinery for export”. “There is already established a good lead – in the first 10 months of last year export industry grew by nearly 53 percent, this is a good result” – said Medvedev. However, he believes that “we need to improve this indicator.”
“At the next branch meeting will discuss the progress of the programme development of the transport sector as a whole”, – said the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said that in 2016 on support of manufacturers of agricultural machinery will be allocated 10 billion rubles.
“I want to inform that I have decided to release in 2016 for more money to subsidize producers of agricultural equipment in the amount of 10 billion plus that we had,” said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers at the Commission meeting on import substitution. According to him, “another 500 million will be allocated this year on updating of Park of equipment in higher educational institutions, which podvedomstvenno the Ministry of agriculture”, – said the Prime Minister.
Subsidies to the participants of industrial clusters
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev also announced that he had signed a government resolution approving the rules of granting from the Federal budget of grants to participants in the industrial clusters.
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“The grant will go towards the reimbursement of expenses in the implementation of joint projects on industrial production in import substitution”, – said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers at the Commission meeting on import substitution. In his words, “these money will develop industrial cooperation, create new high-performance workplaces, to increase the competitiveness of our products.”
“As a result we could reach those targets that are defined in the state programs of industrial development, development of industrial infrastructure,” – said Medvedev.
The share of products in the markets of the EAEU countries
Dmitry Medvedev called for Russian producers “to occupy the active position, to increase the share of its products in the markets of the EEU countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan). At the Commission meeting on import substitution, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers proposed to discuss the implementation of import substitution positions in the EEU.
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“The States that comprise the Union, there is ample opportunity, we need to increase cooperation with partners in General and with individual companies,” said the Prime Minister. The increase in the common market of the Eurasian Union in the proportion of products of joint production he called a priority.
“For Russia allocated 20 industries and 15 sectors of scientific – technical and innovative sphere, we need to move on to practical work, it is obvious that the Russian side need to occupy the active position, to offer specific products and services that we could produce, as well as the mechanisms of possible co-financing of programs of import substitution”, – said Medvedev.
According to him, “today the Eurasian Union remains a number of barriers in government procurement, technical regulation, intellectual property, tax sphere”. He therefore thought necessary to discuss, what decisions from the government of the Russian Federation will need to address these issues.
The import of technology and not services
Dmitry Medvedev believes that in the current environment of sanctions Russia needs to buy overseas technology, but not services.
“In conditions of sanctions, including limit transfers of us technologies, is particularly important to avoid current practice of purchase of technologies and complex services”, – said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers at the Commission meeting on import substitution.
He said that such packages “are different industries, including in oil”. “For example, when drilling of a well ordered international company that brings their equipment, she explores, she conducts drilling and installs pipe. What then do we do? We are left with only pipe and absolutely zero technology for exploration and drilling,” he quoted the example of Medvedev. In his view, “this is absolutely wrong”.
The export of domestic agricultural machinery
As stated by the Prime Minister, he is satisfied with the growth of export of domestic agricultural machinery. In addition, Dmitry Medvedev called for in this regard, the weakening of the ruble, to develop the industry.
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“From January to November last year exports of Russian-made agricultural equipment increased by about 70% compared to the same period of 2014 and amounted to about 11.5 billion rubles,” he said. According to him, “your contribution (to the indicators) made the devaluation of the ruble”.
“But we must use all the factors, including those associated with the weakening of the national currency”, – said the head of the Cabinet. He called the increased exports “a good indicator that demonstrates the efficiency of import substitution in this area.”
At the Commission meeting on import substitution, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers drew attention to the fact that in previous years “system of support (producers) was the other.” “As a result, much of the money that was allocated in 2009, went to the purchase of foreign equipment,” – said Medvedev.
According to him, in 2015 the performance of Russian manufacturers grew. “So, you’ve chosen the right forms of support,” – said the Prime Minister.
“At the same time our farmers are deficient in some types of machinery and equipment of Russian production still”, – stated the Prime Minister. He invited the Commission members to consider what measures should be taken to this deficit has been met through domestic production.