On September 5, 2022, a meeting of the Coordinating Council of RSPP branches in the Far Eastern Federal District was held as part of the Eastern Economic Forum with the participation of the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin.
The parties discussed, in particular, the problems of business development in the Far East, proposals for expanding the effect of preferential regimes, the possibility of adjusting tax preferences, measures of state support for enterprises of the Far Eastern Federal District.
The meeting was attended by Sergey Zhuravlev, Chairman of the Coordinating Council of RSPP branches in the Far Eastern Federal District, Roman Alisenov, Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the Far Eastern Federal District, Gadzhimagomed Huseynov, First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, General Director of the Corporation Development of the Far East and the Arctic Nikolay Zapryagaev, President of the ROR "Congress Primorye" Roman Titkov, Chairman of the ROR EAO "Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs" Efim Shmain, President of the ROR "Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Buryatia" Vladimir Luchnikov and others. p>
Opening the meeting, RSPP President Alexander Shokhin noted that today the achievement of national goals is being adjusted taking into account new circumstances, changes in the global economy.
“The globalist concept is collapsing, regional groupings are lining up. The projects "One Belt - One Road" and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization are filled with new content. New states are ready to join the BRICS and the SCO, these are not only political associations, but also the economic need of many countries to oppose something to the US monopoly, the collective West",
— said Alexander Shokhin.
Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the RSPP branches in the Far Eastern Federal District Sergey Zhuravlev among the systemic issues of concern to the RSPP branches, called the adjustment of the northern benefits mechanism in order to reduce the tax burden on business; the expediency of entering into the composition of the branches of the RSPP of large companies; questions of application of preferential regimes in FEFD.
"We have prepared appeals to the Ministry of Development of the Far East and Arctic, Ministry of Labor of Russia with a request to review the mechanism of northern benefits and identify priority industries, which will be subject to other conditions for the application of this mechanism. Such an institution has the right to exist in relation to budgetary organizations, but for commercial companies, which are based on free relations between the employer and employee, this seems to be an additional burden -companies overpay significant funds",
— said Sergey Zhuravlev.
Roman Titkov, President of the Congress Primorye RRP, noted that this year there were fewer inspections of regional businesses, but the business is still concerned about the problems of Far Eastern allowances, as well as the outflow of qualified personnel, and the reduction of state defense orders. There is an acute issue of extending tax preferences for residents, which should allow businesses not to go into the shadows.
Alexander Shokhin recalled the possibility of forming educational and industrial clusters.
"It is necessary to find out in which regions and industries the formation of clusters can lead to appearance of competitive advantages, will allow to avoid growing behind lags from our partners and competitors"
— noted by Alexander Shokhin.
According to the results of the meeting, it was decided to formalize the proposals and start work on them at the level of RSPP and Coordinating Council of the RSPP branches in FEFD.