initiator made by the Industrial Union of the New Commonwealth, which owns the largest in the CIS kombaynovym Plant OAO Rostselmash, "- told IA REGNUM, the press service of OAO Rostselmash" .
At a meeting held on 24 June under the leadership of the head of the Department of tariff regulation Ministry Andrei Kushnirenko, it was decided to draft a partial change in nomenclature of foreign economic activity and customs tariff of Russia, which would meet the proposals kombaynostroiteley.
These customs statistics show that the importation of used combines European and American manufacturers is constantly growing and in 2002 it amounted to more than 15,5 million dollars
As noted in the "New Commonwealth", second-hand combines a negative impact on the level of technical equipment of the village and at the same time are in the same price niche with new kombaynami domestic producers.
According to the President of the "New Commonwealth" Konstantin Babkina, foreign companies are funding "plums" in the Russia of old technology, which quickly breaks down and requires a lengthy and costly repairs. In the case of increasing the reduction of import duties second-hand equipment will be offset by increased sales of domestic harvesters.
In recent years, the Russian Combine factories were sold large investment program aimed at upgrading the equipment, updating the range of machines and the introduction of modern technologies.
At Factory Rostselmash in 2000-2002. was implemented the first phase of the modernization program, the cost of which amounted to over 2 billion rubles.
The second phase is designed for 2003-2005 was, it provided 70 million dollars investment FS "new Commonwealth". However, the crisis of solvency of the Russian agribusiness firms import competition and threaten the development programs of national kombaynostroitelnoy industry. The situation is complicated by the fact that this year the slowdown in demand for processors in Russia amount to about 33% (last year - 15%).
At the beginning of the year PS "new commonwealth" appealed to the Government a proposal to raise fees and presented calculations showing the economic need for this step.
At the meeting, the idea of increasing the existing import duty (5%), supported by Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Agriculture.
At a regular meeting of the Working Group, to be held in a month, will consider the draft changes to the nomenclature of foreign economic activity and the customs tariff of Russia, to continue discussion on the amount of increase. According to experts of the New Commonwealth, a fee should be increased from a symbolic point to 5% to 35%.