Speech by Vladimir Putin at SPIEF-2021. the main thing

  • The Russian economy and labor market “are already approaching pre-crisis levels,” although “unemployment has increased and real incomes have fallen.”
  • The laying of the first string of Nord Stream 2 has been completed: “Work on the second string continues. The whole line work, including the offshore section, is over. “
  • The preferential mortgage program has been extended until July 1, 2022 with a rate increase of up to 7%. For families with children born after January 1, 2018, the rate will be 6%, it will also be possible to refinance a loan already taken for housing.
  • Until the end of June, it is necessary to work out the possibility of paid vaccination for foreigners with Russian vaccines against COVID-19.
  • Catering companies with revenues of up to 2 billion rubles. starting next year, they will be exempt from VAT as part of a pilot project, if they work “in white”.
  • The approval of mergers and acquisitions with the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) is canceled if their amount does not exceed 800 million rubles, and the threshold for annual revenue at which companies are subject to FAS checks is increased from 400 million rubles. up to 800 million rubles.
  • An umbrella guarantee program for SMEs was announced: “The SME Corporation will issue guarantees for loans from partner banks, in fact, it will take on some of the risks of small and medium-sized businesses and make loans more affordable for them”.
  • The share of goods purchased from small and medium-sized entrepreneurs by state-owned companies should be increased to 25%. The deadline for settlements for delivered goods is reduced from 30 days to 15, for SMEs and socially oriented NGOs – to seven days.
  • All major banks must connect to the fast payment system (FPS) by July 1. Banks were also asked to reimburse SMEs for the SBP commission between the company and individuals in full by the end of this year.
  • From September 1, 2021, almost 4 thousand building codes and regulations will cease to be mandatory: “Taking into account this decision, out of more than 10 thousand previously existing mandatory standards, 3 thousand will remain in construction.”
  • By October 1, the government must develop a plan to reduce air emissions by 2050 to a level lower than in the EU.
  • By July 2022, the government should form a regulatory framework for the implementation of climate projects in the Russian Federation.

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