MUNICH, February 13. The list of Russian-Turkish contracts that do not fall under the sanctions, submitted to the government. This was stated by Deputy Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Likhachev.
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According to him, in the list of hundreds of companies, including the application of the savings Bank.
“They’re in the government, in my opinion, already”, he said. Likhachev noticed that we are talking about hundreds of contracts. Among the largest he called the contracts of the savings Bank.
“Requests have been hundreds, let alone what the government decides,” said Likhachev.
Russia may lower some import duties on agricultural products that are not produced by Russian companies, also noted Likhachev.
“Iran has asked us, we have a number of duties, probably, will reduce, but not to Iran, actually”, he said.
“The economic development Ministry has prepared proposals, endorsed the sub-Commission on customs-tariff regulation concerning the reduction of customs duties on some agricultural products that are under-or not represented at all Russian producers,” he said.
The attack on the Russian su-24M and its consequences
November 24, fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria.
In response, the defense Ministry said the su-24M was in the skies over Syria and crossed the border by the Turkish aircraft. The crew of the downed bomber managed to eject, however, commander Oleg Peshkov was killed by ground fire. Navigator Konstantin Muratina saved the Russian military and taken to a Russian base. During the operation to evacuate the pilots of the su-24M was lost helicopter Mi-8. In the death of a marine-contract employee Alexander Pozynich.
Putin called the attack a Turkish air force aircraft of the Russian Federation, who participated in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, “the stab in the back” of Russia.
The Russian head of state on 28 November signed a decree on the temporary ban from 1 January 2016 to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. With the new year also suspends the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime. A ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain goods from Turkey (the list will be determined by the government). In addition, it is not recommended to tour operators to sell trips to Turkey. The government was instructed to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of Russia in order to ensure security.
The decline in turnover
According to Likhachev, the trade turnover of the Russian Federation in 2015 fell in dollar terms by 39.2%.
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“In dollar terms, the overall trade turnover fell by 32.9%, export – by 30.8%, imports minus 36.4 per cent”, he said.
“But in the physical volumes we have – plus 4.9% for export, and with the EU countries plus 6%,” – said the Deputy Minister.
The export from Russia in 2015 decreased by 30.8% in us dollar terms, in physical terms increased by 4.9%, noted Likhachev.