Export Ivanovo region in the Eurasian economic Union in 2018 exceeded imports by 1.5 times

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Export Ivanovo region in the countries of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) in the current year, one and a half times the imports, which demonstrates the competitiveness of the Ivanovo enterprises, Deputy Chairman of the government of the region Lyudmila Dmitrieva at the V all-Russian forum of light industry, which opened in Ivanovo.

«Last year the export and import of the Ivanovo region in the EEU countries was approximately equal and was about $ 55 million. In the current year, exports from the region in these countries one and a half times more than imports. This means that our businesses become more competitive,» — said Dmitriev at a meeting of the expert group on cooperation with the countries of the Eurasian Union.

She pointed out the importance of creating chains of production with countries such as Belarus and Uzbekistan, where the Ivanovo, the company supplied raw materials.

«The supply of raw materials from other countries entails certain risks associated with the price increase and confirmation of long-term contracts. This year the delegation from Ivanovo visited Uzbekistan, where the main dialogue was the question of creation of joint production chains. Hopefully, through negotiations, this issue will be resolved,» — said Dmitriev.

During the meeting, Dmitriev also said about how to solve human issue.

«Within the walls of the Ivanovo Polytechnic University with the support of the Ministry of industry and trade will be created the Centre of expertise in the textile industry, where will be trained not only for the Ivanovo region, but for the whole country. Thus, we will create personnel potential for light industry», she said.

V all-Russian forum of light industry, organized with the support of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation takes place in Ivanovo on November 29-30.
In its work participate representatives of Federal and regional authorities, leading enterprises, financial and banking institutions, as well as analysts and experts.

The main theme of the plenary session, which will take place November 30, will be the question of competitiveness. The meeting will be to discuss the performance of the industry, demonstrated by the successful cases in the use of programmes for financial support of the Russian light industry, the speakers will discuss the prospects of the industry in the current economic climate. Participants of discussion will be the Governor of the Ivanovo region Stanislav Voskresensky, Deputy head of the Ministry of industry and trade Viktor Evtukhov, as well as foreign partners and representatives of Russian and foreign companies.

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