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Yuri Borisov at the plenary session of the All-Russian Forum-Exhibition “Goszakaz”

The main event of the business program of the Goszakaz forum and exhibition was dedicated to the new procurement rules under federal laws No. 44-FZ and No. 223-FZ. From January 1, 2021, mandatory minimum shares of purchases of goods and services of Russian production, or so-called quotas, have been established in government and corporate procurement (they are designed for groups of goods, there are more than 250 of them in total). The capacity of the domestic market for goods and services that are traded under these laws in 2020 amounted to 30 trillion rubles (8.9 trillion and 19.8 trillion rubles, respectively). Goods (excluding services) accounted for 8.5 trillion rubles, of which Russian – no more than a third, the rest – imports. The Government expects that the introduction of quotas will break the established schemes of purchasing from foreign suppliers and help Russian manufacturers expand and strengthen their presence in the domestic market.

“So far, the share of domestic goods excluding works and services in public procurement is 57%, which is 8% higher than in 2019,” Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said at the plenary session. “We expect that with the introduction of a quota mechanism in 2021, it will grow by another 5-7%.”

In order to “move” foreign competitors and expand its presence in the domestic market, Russian industry needs to understand new procurement mechanisms and rules, find ways to enter the long-term investment programs of consumers of its products, the Deputy Prime Minister recalled.

The discussion was moderated by Andrei Sharonov, President of the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. The plenary meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Vasily Osmakov, General Director of Rostec State Corporation Sergey Chemezov, General Director of Concern East Kazakhstan Region Almaz-Antey JSC Yan Novikov, General Director of Russian Post JSC Maxim Akimov, Chairman of Promsvyazbank PJSC Pyotr Fradkov, Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev, Deputy Head of the Federal Treasury Anna Katamadze, Vice Governor of the Tyumen Region Andrei Panteleev, who oversees the development of the Tyumen oil and gas cluster.

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