Ulyanovsk Region to Host Thematic Week of International Cooperation and Export National Project
Events will be organized in the region from 27 January to 2 February.
Governor Sergey Morozov and members of the Government are to visit export enterprises. Press tours to production facilities will be organized for media representatives. Particular attention will be paid to export development plans in the region, implementation of the national project in 2019, and achievements in this sphere.
On 27 January, Ulyanovsk Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry will hold an extended meeting of the specialized working group of the Governor's Entrepreneurship Council.
On January 28, Tochka Kipenya will host a training workshop on Changes in Laws Regulating Entrepreneurial Activity, which will present innovations in export legislation.
On 29 January, the Entrepreneur House is to hold meetings with residents of the trade and logistics hub, tour operators and export-oriented IT companies.
Meetings with businesses are supposed to take place in municipalities of the region, as well as thematic workshops for entrepreneurs and visits to enterprises. On 30 January, a meeting of the Local Entrepreneurs Council for Development of International Trade will be held in the creative space "Gorizont" in Dimitrovgrad.
“International Cooperation and Export national project includes specific examples and people, stories about development and successful export. Today our region has 140 enterprises that ship goods to 97 countries. According to results of the first ten months of 2019, the region's overall exports increased up to US $669.65 million. The growth made 14.7% compared to the same period last year. At the same time, the share of non-energy export reached 98.39%”, said Ruslan Gainetdinov, Chairman of the Board of Ulyanovsk Region Entrepreneurship Development Corporation.
According to experts of the Ministry of Agro-Industrial Complex and Rural Development, there is a task of ensure export to the agro-industrial complex by the end of 2024 in amount of US $72 million.
“It is difficult to reach the target indicator with the current production pattern, logistics and distribution. We have a lot of work to do to create new products, to develop our transport and logistics system, to remove tariff and non-tariff barriers in the target markets, and to promote our products abroad. We have an equally ambitious indicator to reach in 2020 - US $35 million. We see this task as a new stage for development of agriculture where export is a driving force for economic modernization. We also pay particular attention to increasing the volume of advanced processing, as well as final products with high added value. For example, OOO "Repyovsky Krupzavod" is planning to organize export supply of finished products. The enterprise considers processed peas as the main export driver. Its monthly sale is to reach one thousand tons. As an additional impetus for export development, the enterprise is to organize cross border sales of cereals, millet and oatmeal as part of the new product range. Development of this sphere will help with implementation of the regional project "Export of Ulyanovsk Region's Agricultural Complex" in the region”, said Mikhail Semyonkin, Deputy Chairman of the Government - Minister of Agro-Industrial Complex and Rural Development of the Ulyanovsk Region.
Four regional programmes are implemented within the International Cooperation and Export national project: Industrial Export, Export of Services, Export of Agricultural Products, and Systematic Measures for Development of the international cooperation and export. In 2019-2024, it is planned to allocate more than 956 billion rubles from the federal budget for implementation of the national project. It is expected to achieve the following indicators by 2024 - the number of exporters of Ulyanovsk products is to double; the increase in export of services by enterprises of the region must reach US $280 million; the export of non-energy industrial goods is supposed to provide US $750 million.
The detailed plan of events within the week of the national project can be found at http://openbusiness73.ru/.