MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The government has decided to abolish export quotas for softwood from January 1, 2022. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko at a meeting with the subjects of the Far East and Siberia. “As practice has shown, the quota was not an effective measure: companies that worked outside the quota increased more capacity for deep processing of timber,” she said.
Siberia and the Far East remain the leaders in illegal timber harvesting. The Cabinet of Ministers connects great hopes for the suppression of forest poaching with the launch of the LesEGAIS system, which should work in full force on July 1. At the same time, the state will begin to levy an export duty of 10% on timber from valuable deciduous and coniferous species with a moisture content of more than 22%. The number of checkpoints through which she can get abroad will be limited.
In addition, the regions will be allocated 2.8 billion rubles this year from the government’s reserve fund to fight forest fires. Within the framework of the national project “Ecology”, the regions receive support measures for the purchase of fire fighting equipment and the necessary equipment. “In two years we have updated the material and technical base of forest fire organizations. We have purchased about 4 thousand units of special equipment and 22 thousand units of equipment. This year, another 520 units of forest fire equipment and about 6 thousand units of equipment will be purchased in the regions. New equipment helps not only to extinguish forest fires, but also to reduce the risks of their occurrence, “the Deputy Prime Minister said. First of all, the most flammable regions of Siberia and the Far East will be provided with machinery and equipment.
A source: Russian newspaper
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