The government for two years has banned government purchases of foreign furniture
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree limiting the state purchases of furniture and wooden products. He said this on Tuesday, September 12, at the meeting of the government Commission on import substitution, reports TASS.
The measure, according to the head of the Cabinet, does not affect the countries of the Eurasian economic Union (in addition to Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan). Restrictions are imposed for a period of two years.
The Prime Minister said that in the whole country import substitution “is developing and developing quite well”, adding that “in the critical areas” could be ahead of plan.
“But a lot more needs to be done to increase the share of Russian suppliers in the production chains, improving competitiveness, and overall improve the reputation of goods produced in Russia, and therefore, the organization of the chains of their sales”, — quotes its words “Interfax”.
In the spring of 2014, a number of countries, including the USA and member States of the EU established restrictive measures against Moscow, linking them with joining of Crimea to Russia, and then the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. In response, Russia imposed an embargo on the import of certain products from those countries. It is valid until 31 December 2017 and may be extended.