How the State Council divided the “exit fee” of foreigners from the market

For financial support of industrial enterprises, it is proposed to de facto continue state investments – to capitalize regional industrial development funds by 100 billion rubles. (currently 62 billion rubles) from the National Welfare Fund – Vladimir Putin agreed with the idea, instructing the government to work it out – and also send the “exit fee” for foreign companies from the Russian market to the industrial sector (see Kommersant on March 29).

Now, as Denis Manturov noted, a decision has already been made to increase the share of the federal industrial development fund in joint programs with the regions from 70% to 90% and to double the loan ceiling – up to 200 million rubles.

However, the Deputy Prime Minister has a broader view of the “exit fee” – according to him, it can be used not only to “additionally finance” regional funds, but also to increase spending on R&D and “reverse engineering” (attempts to produce their own products according to Western samples).

However, the issue will require coordination with the Ministry of Finance – speaking of “additional finance”, its head Anton Siluanov recalled that 700 billion rubles have already been allocated in the budget to support industry. per year and there is an “opportunity to maneuver.”

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