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The Center of Export Support will open in Smolensk region

23.01.2017 The Center of Export Support will open in Smolensk region

The Center of Export Support will open in Smolensk region

Smolensk region has participated in a competition on granting a subsidy of the Ministry of Economic Development for creation and development of autonomous nonprofit organization “The Center of Coordination of Support of the Export Focused Subjects of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of Smolensk Region” (The CES). By results of the competitive selection in 2017 the region will receive 12,5 million rubles on these purposes.

Speaking at the international scientific and practical conference on import substitution in September of the last year, the Governor of Smolensk region Alexey Ostrovskiy has told about preparatory work on creation of the regional center of export support that will have ampler opportunities of assistance of export activity of the enterprises than the operating structures now. Its main task is development of the export potential of Smolensk region.

It is supposed that work of the Center for stimulation of the external economic capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises will promote increase in competitiveness and internationalization of business in the territory of the region, to development of infrastructure of the companies by means of improvement of measures and tools of state support.

Besides information and consulting work, the Center will organize participation of the Smolensk enterprises in the international and interregional business missions and exhibitions, and also will hold the training workshops, trainings, conferences. 

 “Taking into account that we are in 60 km from open border with the member of the Customs union - Belarus, the enterprises which will be constructed on the Smolensk earth by the investors will be able to work for the market of two states taking into account lack of customs border. And in this regard the best region for production of export of the focused production, than Smolensk region, I mean the route M1, logistics and a direct entry in the European Union, is not to find.

Meanwhile activity of the representatives of business community interested in implementation of export projects can be characterized as insufficiently high. In some measure it is explained by ignorance of tools and conditions of development of export activity, standards of the current legislation in this sphere, the requirements necessary for export and import of goods and services, including, when passing standardization, certification, obtaining other permissions and other reasons. Work of the Center of export support just also has to be focused on the organization of complex training of regional businessmen in rules of an exit and work in foreign market”, - Alexey Ostrovskiy has told.