Directive №2662-r of 15 October 2020
The standards for Russian exports will be adjusted based on the proposals of the business community. Thus, Mikhail Mishustin has approved the roadmap on transforming the business climate (TBC) in goods and services exports.
The document includes changes aimed at updating state support measures, alleviating currency regulation requirements, removing barriers to important imports from abroad, digitising export procedures and many other initiatives.
Thus, Government bodies have been instructed to draft proposals on reducing duties on the foreign equipment and raw materials required for the manufacture of export-oriented products. In parallel, the changes will improve regulations on the transport of goods, in part, to reduce the period for obtaining permits on the movement of oversized cargo.
The plan provides for expanding e-document exchanges at sea checkpoints. It will also encourage the adoption of regulations for launching a single-window digital ecosystem. The goal is to provide businesses with online access to government services on export support. At the same time, the plan envisages measures on upgrading the mechanism for implementing corporate programmes on enhancing competitiveness (CPEC).
Regulatory acts are being prepared for each area. Some will be approved by the end of this year.
Implementation of the roadmap will reduce the costs of export-oriented businesses and will make it easier for Russian goods and services to enter foreign markets.
The TBC mechanism that served as a foundation for the plan makes it possible to accumulate initiatives on removing barriers for businesses. Expert groups provide direct contact between government bodies, entrepreneurs and branch specialists to jointly oversee these systematic changes in the business environment.