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16 / 07 / 2020

The CCI of the RF discussed the Strategy for the Timber Industry Development until 2030

The CCI of the RF discussed the Strategy for the Timber Industry Development until 2030

On July 14, 2020 the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a joint meeting of its Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Timber Industry and the Expert Advisory Council for the Timber Industry of the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management on the theme "Strategy for Timber Industry Development until 2030.

The meeting moderator was Nikolay Makarov, Chairman of the Russian CCI Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Timber Industry.

The event was devoted to the consideration of the provisions of the Strategy for the Timber Industry Development until 2030, discussion of tools to support Russian timber industry and forest exporters and amendments to the current forest legislation. The meeting was attended by over 30 experts from government agencies, industry associations of entrepreneurs, and public organisations.

While opening the meeting, Vice-President of the CCI of the RF Dmitry Kurochkin noted that the problems of forest use and restoration are becoming more diverse and complex: standards of forest management are changing, which must meet increased international, social, environmental and economic requirements. He also stressed that, at present, the contribution of the forest complex to Russia's economy is significantly lower than the estimated potential and corresponding indicator of other countries, similar to Russia in terms of timber reserves and logging. The realisation of export potential of the Russian timber industry is an important direction. Therefore, the development and adoption of the Strategy for the Timber Industry Development is the most important step in regulating the forestry and timber industry.

Tatyana Guigel, Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Head of the Expert and Advisory Council for the Timber Industry, said that the issues of the forest complex remain a priority for the Federation Council. Plenary sessions and round tables are held in the forest surplus regions, proposals of the professional community are collected. Tatyana Guigel reported on the main industry regulation directions of the nearest future: increasing of the timber industry contribution in the country's GDP, introduction of the state programme on stimulating the implementation of investment projects, development of forest infrastructure.

Nikolay Buduyev, Member of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislation and Law of the Russian CCI Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Timber Industry, noted a systematic approach to the development of the strategy. Special attention should be paid to the issues of personnel support of the industry, overcoming the crisis of forest science, intensification of reforestation in traditional for the industry regions Buryatia, Transbaikalia. According to the State Duma official, the adopted amendments to the Constitution and legislation of the Russian Federation will help to achieve the interests of the industry.

The discussion of the Strategy for the Timber Industry Development was also addressed by: Nikolay Makarov, Chairman of the Russian CCI Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Timber Industry, Yuri Lakhtikov, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Pulp and Paper Industry of the Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Timber Industry, Oleg Numerov, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Deep Mechanical Processing of Timber of the Russian CCI Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Timber Industry, members of the Expert Advisory Council for the Timber Industry of the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management Svetlana Krzhizhanovskaya, Igor Krysanov, Yevgeny Rozhentsev and Andrei Smirnov, General Director of the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia Timur Irtuganov, Vice-President of the Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia Valery Prilipov.

The presentations were followed by a lively debate among the participants.

At the end of the meeting, a joint report of the Expert and Advisory Council for the Timber Industry of the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management and the Russian CCI Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Timber Industry was drawn up for submission to the relevant state authorities.

Department for Work with Associations of Entrepreneurs, K. Samsonov

Source: https://tpprf.ru/