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Dmitry Medvedev: The Growth Of Non-Energy Non-Oil Exports In 2017 Was About 20%

 On February 15, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met with representatives of Russian business circles on the theme: "Development of non-primary exports: tasks and tools." The event was attended by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.

In his speech, the Head of Government noted that Russia is under the influence of a number of objective and subjective factors, including decisions of a number of foreign states, but this does not prevent the country from following the path of development.

We as a result, including, our agreements with you have earned the Russian Export Center, have earned measures to support exports. Only by expert estimates, the growth of volumes of non-energy and non-primary exports, which is especially valuable for us, in 2017 amounted to about 20% and reached a figure of about $ 130 billion,

said Dmitry Medvedev.

The Head of Government said that at present the program for compensating interest rates on export credits is operating, there is an opportunity to reduce transportation costs, intellectual property is in the zone of special attention. He also noted the need to expand support for exports both at the level of big business, and at the level of small and medium-sized.

Dmitry Medvedev also stressed that the adopted decisions of the Council of Heads of Government of the Eurasian Union on the transition to traceability in almost all groups of goods will help to combat the import of counterfeit and contraband products.




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