Made in Russia: The forum on how to support the development of the glass industry has come to an end at Glass Moscow Russia 2023.
Alexey Ivanov, Head of International Policy Department of Komsomolskaya Pravda Media Group, delivered a welcome speech on behalf of Komsomolskaya Pravda Publishing House and EXPOCENTRE AO, the organizers of the event.
In Mr. Ivanov's opening speech, he pointed out that the glass industry is not only the economic potential of the country, but also a pillar industry for many cities and regions. Therefore, the authorities must do everything possible to maintain and increase the potential of the glass industry.
Natalya Popkova, Vice President of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, opened the discussion. She cites statistics showing an 8% drop in glass production in the Russian market by the end of 2022, a situation linked to glassmakers exporting as much as 30% of their shipments, with exports constrained. "
Natalya Popkova mentioned the example of state support for the domestic glass industry, the amount of compensation for the previous year was determined in the form of subsidies from the export delivery budget, amounting to almost 700 million rubles. This year, government support for glass exports totaled nearly 1.6 billion rubles. The amount of compensation has been greatly increased, the subsidy rate has been increased to 25%, and now glass manufacturers have received fairly good support from the state in terms of compensation for export logistics costs. "
Ms Popkova said that due to the implementation of ambitious plans by the Ministry of Construction of Russia to increase the construction industry. Glass consumption in the domestic market will rise sooner or later, and it is also important to expand exports by redirecting them to new markets. The Russian glass industry is very competitive.
Sergey Sekin, executive director of the Glass Alliance, gave forum attendees a detailed overview of the glass industry's largest association event. He also highlighted the importance of coordinating the positions of individual industry players to maintain sustainable development of the industry as a whole, and the urgent need for government support programs for the glass industry and the export of its products to foreign markets.
pictureMaxim Chapov, Director of Export Support for Construction Materials, Textile Industry and Consumer Goods at the Russian Export Center, emphasized that since the establishment of the Russian Export Center we have been working closely with companies in the industry in all areas of export projects. Today, companies in the Russian glass industry actively use the services of information and analysis portals for finding partners abroad, about trade barriers and restrictions, as well as advice and information support on certification and intellectual property protection, Mr. Chapov said. In addition, customs, logistical and legal support is required, as well as assistance in getting Russian companies to participate in major international trade exhibitions and forums. The REC Export School also provides information and educational support to export-oriented businesses to achieve international trade levels and improve the efficiency of export deliveries.
At the same time, the Russian Export Credit and Investment Insurance Agency has added new insurance products for importers, mainly providing advance payment and bank loan insurance for imported products, which is equally important to ensure the stable operation of my country's glass production.
Dmitry Pereverzev, Executive Director of the Association of Manufacturers of Construction Materials, Equipment and Raw Materials of the Eurasian Economic Union, Pavel Lyotov, Development Director of YTA, Member of the Committee of Experts of the Russian State Duma Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises, Vladislav Rymsha, Director General of Vipkomplekt, and other discussion participants discussed Various aspects of the glass industry in the process of adapting to the new environment.
All participants of the forum “Made in Russia: How to support the development of the glass industry” emphasized in various ways the need to make all possible efforts, including timely and effective state support, to preserve the potential of the Russian glass industry. This, agreed by industry leaders and experts, is key to the rapid recovery of the country's glass industry and the continued revival of domestic demand for its products.
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