The government proposed to Zara and H&M to move production to Russia

The Ministry invites foreign manufacturers of clothing Zara and H&M and manufacturer of products for the home IKEA to place orders in the sphere of light industry in Russian companies, according to TASS with reference to the statement by Deputy industry and trade Viktor evtuhova.

“They sell the products under its own brand, but we would be interested to order the production of any products placed on the Russian companies,” said Evtukhov.

The Ministry of industry and trade in agreement with Zara prepares a “presentation of possibilities of the Russian light industry”, said Advisor of the Department of internal trade, light industry and consumer market Department Svetlana Romanova. “The first step is done, they are ready to begin to consider our proposal,” she said.

According to Romanova, the interest in cooperation with Russian suppliers also expressed a French manufacturer of sport goods Decathlon and Russian retailer Sela, who produces clothes in China.

In December, the Ministry has proposed to prohibit the import into Russia of 70-80% of light industry products Turkey, to create favorable conditions for domestic producers. The newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to data of the Agency “INFOLine-Analytics” then wrote that the largest importer of readymade garments from Turkey to Russia is owned by Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega, the Inditex company, which manufactures and sells clothing under the brands Zara, Bershka, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, Oysho and Uterqüe. Agency RNS citing Turkish T24 TV channel reported that a brands Zara, Mango and H&M can transfer clothes from Turkey to other countries because of Russian sanctions. then failed to get comments on this issue from representatives of Mango, H&M and Inditex. As a result, in the Turkish list of products placed under embargo, the clothes are not got.