Manturov did not discuss additional tax hikes at a meeting with metallurgists

The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov held a meeting with representatives of metallurgical companies. The meeting did not discuss “additional tax exemptions,” the ministry’s press service said. On the eve of First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov said that the companies should return to the budget about 100 billion rubles. Received by raising prices in the domestic market.

Denis Manturov discussed with metallurgists, in particular, the possibility of introducing the practice of purchasing metal products in Rosrezerv. “The issues of additional tax exemptions from the industry were not touched upon during the meeting,” the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade says (quoted by TASS).

Which companies participated in the meeting is not specified. RBC wrote that the meeting will be attended by co-owner of Severstal Alexey Mordashov, co-owner of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin, founder of UC Rusal Oleg Deripaska, owner of Russian Copper Company Igor Altushkin, CEO of Metalloinvest Nazim Efendiev and CEO of USM holding (owns Metalloinvest “) Ivan Streshinsky.

Andrey Belousov said on May 31 that against the backdrop of a pandemic in 2020, Russian metallurgical companies increased their revenues “several times” and “pushed” the state by 100 billion rubles. After the words of the first deputy prime minister, the fortunes of Messrs. Mordashov and Potanin, according to Forbes, during the day decreased by $ 701 million and $ 590 million, respectively. NLMK owner Vladimir Lisin advised the authorities “not to fix what works”. The Kremlin said that in the situation with super-profits of Russian metallurgists, it makes no sense to look for the culprits, because this is “economic life.”

Read about the increase in tax payments of metallurgists in the material of “Kommersant” “Steel poured into the budget.”