As was reported IA REGNUM, the meeting, which held a deputy head of administration of SB - minister of economy, trade, international and foreign economic relations Victor Deryabkin, was attended by representatives from customs, tax authorities, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Rostov Region, the leading enterprise exporting regional banks as well as the 1 st secretary of the Delegation of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in YUFO Yuri Zikeev, Consul General of Ukraine in YUFO Peter Andrienko.
According to the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Economic Relations of reactor, the production of the Rostov region is exported to 106 countries worldwide.
the first time in the past 10 years the field of foreign trade turnover amounted to 1 billion 771 million dollars.
positive balance of foreign trade - more than 405 million dollars in 2.7 times higher than the figure of 2001.
In 2002, as in previous years, the Rostov region ranked second in the Southern Federal District (after the Volgograd region) in terms of exports.
largest consumer countries of products the region are Ukraine, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Egypt for more than half of total exports of the area. The main suppliers of imports - Ukraine and Germany, while providing us with more than 56% of all imported goods.
main strategic partner of the Rostov region in 2002 remains Ukraine's foreign trade turnover which amounts to 417 million dollars - almost 24% of foreign trade area.
Over the past two years in connection with a large grain harvest was some change in the commodity composition of exports towards primary commodities (45%), however, the general trend of recent years in the structure of exports advanced.
In 2002, the first time since the territory of the Rostov region were exported grain over 5.7 million tons, representing 60% of the total grain exports from the Russian Federation.
In the past year have expanded the range of countries that import grain produced in the Rostov region. Local agro-industrial companies are opening their representative offices abroad, expand markets.
volume of imports of the previous year amounted to 98,4%.
, including from foreign countries - 374 million dollars (an increase of 116 million dollars), with the CIS countries - 309 million dollars (down by 127 million dollars). The main volume of imports have been implemented in Ukraine, Germany, Greece.
The meeting also discussed the prospects of Russia joining the World Trade Organization, to prevent and eliminate its negative effects on the initial stage.