Expert: the substitution of imported raw materials for perfume may take up to 10 years

© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Krivobokova fotobanka in the perfume Department. Archival photoExpert: the substitution of imported raw materials for perfume may take up to 10 years© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Krivobokova the image Bank

Import substitution of raw materials for the production of perfume and cosmetic components — correct, but low-realized idea, and in any case will take many years, told RIA Novosti Executive Director of the Association of independent retailers selling non-food goods of daily demand «Drogerie Union» Konstantin Pjankov.

As reported by RIA Novosti in the Ministry of industry, now the Ministry is studying the issue of creation of strategy of development of the cosmetic industry that will not only solve the issues of import substitution in the industry, but create the policies and determine the growth direction and improve the competitiveness of domestic products.

«At the same time, there is no problem to import all the perfumes, and it is about creating a competitive advantage in terms of raw materials and main components of cosmetics and packaging for cosmetic products,» — said the press service of the Ministry.

In turn Pyankov explained that «cosmetic ingredients is a very high-tech manufacturing, and statements about what we are going to replace it — maybe it’s just a vector, and then it’s right, of course, but it will take a year, 5 years, 10 years it will take to create a database».

He added that «someone’s gonna have to do some specific businesses that are in a highly competitive environment, given that we are in the WTO and under WTO rules we have constantly reduced import duties on imported goods, respectively, neither of which protection to domestic producers of question».

«When we are talking about what we are going to produce raw materials — well, great, something we can produce, natural fragrances, for example, but there is a question number, the question is complicated cosmetic compositions, compositions used in decorative cosmetics, nail polishes, and so forth, absolutely all the major Russian enterprises, which are famous in the market, they all use Western ingredients in one way or another,» — said the expert.