Directive No. 955-r of 15 April 2023
In 2023-2024, the one-stop information system in foreign trade will provide, among other things, for the drafting of a uniform catalogue of services and support measures in foreign trade, the creation of the registry of exporters and importers, and the creation of convenient terms for their interaction with the authorities. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a directive to this effect.
The document has been drafted in consideration of the internal and external challenges for the development of the country’s foreign trade. The main goal is to simplify the procedure for receiving services and make them more accessible for exporters and importers that will now be in a position to use the services of the platform as well.
The plan primarily provides for compiling a uniform and comprehensive list of services and support measures in foreign trade at the federal and regional levels and improving the operation of state information systems that are making such services accessible.
Second, the one-stop system is to be integrated with the information systems of government bodies and organisations. This will make it possible to promptly inform users about opportunities to receive services and support measures and send them information on the status and results of services rendered.
Third, the plan provides for the drafting of a legal and technological foundation for a prompt and convenient format of interaction between business people and departments including complaints and suggestions.
Fourth, the plan envisages the creation of a uniform registry of participants in foreign trade activity for developing the system further. This will allow government bodies to better support exporters, proceeding from specific business circumstances. In addition, the registry will allow departments to monitor the activity of companies, to form a high-quality personalised system of personal accounts for business people, and to send them current offers.
The Ministry of Economic Development and the Russian Export Centre will coordinate the development of the system. The latter is the system’s operator.
The one-stop information system was first developed in 2018 and launched via the My Exports platform in 2020. This comprehensive digital eco system provides companies with online access to government and other services to support entry into the market. Now, the system has over 80 functioning services, including measures on granting government support, receiving licenses and permits for the export of a number of goods. It also provides business services from the institutions for developing exports and commercial organisations (for instance, services for selecting e-trade platforms and receiving analytical and market research materials as well as logistics services).