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The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to introduce quotas for the purchase of the Russian telecom software and data storage systems by state-owned companies

August 19, 2020, 14:47 (UTC+3)|

The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposes to oblige companies with state participation over 50% and their subsidiaries to purchase goods from the register of Russian and Eurasian industrial products in accordance with the time plan developed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. This information is reported by Kommersant with reference to the projects of three draft decrees of the government.

On August 8, the documents were sent for approval to the Ministry of Finance, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Federal Treasury.

According to Sergei Sukhman, President of Zelix, who is familiar with the process of documents development, purchases based on quotas will be carried out in several key areas: telecommunications equipment, computation tools and data storage systems.

The interviewed participants of the market say that the decisions will have a big impact on large corporations, such as Rostelecom and Rostec, which will have to rebuild the infrastructure.

Russian companies are facing difficulties with entering government procurement markets, and the quotas will be an effective measure to support the domestic manufacturers, Rostec representatives explain.

According to Ivan Pokrovsky, Executive Director of Electronics Developers and Manufacturers Association, the quotas are still being established. They may probably be set at 30-50% of the purchase volume.

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