During the meeting of the City Duma permanent Commission on economic development, investment, industry and energy, the deputies were discussing the issue "On the measures of the City Administration to stimulate the production of import-substituting consumer and industrial products at the city enterprises."
The Director of the Department of Economics, Svetlana Kambulova, who made a report to the deputies, has noted that the stimulation of the production of import-substituting products at Rostov-on-Don enterprises is carried out within the framework of the regional plan for import substitution in the Rostov Region and the municipal program "Economic Activity Stimulation, Entrepreneurship Promotion in the City." At the same time, a key role is played by production cooperation, the system of which the City Administration jointly with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Rostov Region (CCI RO) has been actively developing for two years. Created in 2015, the Subcontracting Center of CCI RO helps enterprises to build effective interaction schemes. The mechanism for placing production orders is the subcontracting exchange, which allows the customer to save up to 30% of the order value. In 2017, two such exchanges were held; three of them are planned for 2018.
Svetlana Kambulova has noted that the innovative activity in small and medium-sized enterprises of the city is not yet developed sufficiently, although it has great potential. In this regard, it is planned to introduce one more mechanism to stimulate the production of import-substituting products in the coming year – the organization of targeted business missions for enterprises in Rostov-on-Don.