Developing cooperation with India

Developing cooperation with India

A meeting between the Economic Development Agency of the Leningrad Region and the Indian Business Alliance took place. Director of the Agency - Anastasia Mikhalchenko presented the investment potential of the Leningrad region, spoke about the existing advantages of the region and opportunities for the development of foreign companies. Together with the President of the Indian Business Alliance, Sammi Kotwani, we discussed cooperation and outlined promising areas, and were also invited to the key business event in the Leningrad Region - the Baltic Regional Investment Forum. Reference: The Indian Business Alliance (IBA) is the main organization for all Indian companies in Russia and has over 150 members. The Alliance's activity is to create a platform that would help Indian businessmen move part of their enterprises to Russia. Alliance members cover the main production areas: pharmaceuticals, design, textile industry, chemical industry, metal mining, sugar production, plastics, tourism, various service industries, etc.
July 20, 2022
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The region supports import substitution projects

The region supports import substitution projects

Thanks to the Quick Start program, new import-substituting enterprises are able to compensate up to 50% of the cost of renting production premises from the budget. The Quick Start program includes a set of two support measures: a subsidy for reimbursement of part of the cost of paying rent for premises and a preferential rent - 1 ruble - for newly concluded land lease agreements when they are leased without bidding. The conditions for receiving support measures are determined by the decrees of the government of the Leningrad Region No. 389 and No. 436. “The Quick Start program allows you to create import-substituting production “here and now” with the support of the region. Up to 50% of the cost of renting industrial premises can be compensated from the budget. Such a support measure will help, first of all, small and medium businesses to quickly start producing the necessary products,” said Dmitry Yalov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Leningrad Region, Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development and Investment Activities. Subsidies for reimbursement of part of the cost of paying rent for premises, buildings or structures for the implementation of investment projects for the production of import-substituting products are provided for no more than six months in 2022 under contracts concluded from January 1 to July 1, 2022. The leased production area must be at least 500 square meters. A new support measure has also been introduced with the establishment of a preferential rent for newly concluded land lease agreements when they are leased without bidding for companies registered in the Leningrad Region. These criteria are suitable for investment projects with a planned investment of more than 200 million rubles, for remote areas - from 30 million rubles. The preferential rent is fixed for one year. The list of products and industries for import substitution is determined by the relevant orders of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and decrees of the Government of the Leningrad Region. Among the industries for which the import substitution action plan has been approved are the automotive, light industry, timber industry, machine building for the food and processing industries, the medical and pharmaceutical industries, shipbuilding and others - there are only 24 industries. Support for investment projects as a "single window" of the regional administration is carried out by the Economic Development Agency of the Leningrad Region. The agency's specialists assist in the selection of industrial sites and advise on support measures for business.
July 20, 2022
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The region opened a single digital window for investors

The region opened a single digital window for investors

A convenient digital service for investors has been launched in the Leningrad Region – a personal account on the investment portal. Now the appeal of business to a single window for working with investors - the Economic Development Agency of the Leningrad Region - is carried out through an application in a personal account on the investment portal. Thanks to the online service, the investor receives a clear route for supporting the implementation of his project and can track the path of the application in real time. To simplify the registration process in your personal account, a video instruction has been prepared. The Single Digital Window is part of a large interdepartmental Green Corridor project that brings together committees, business support institutions and municipal authorities. “The Green Corridor project for investors was launched last year to speed up the processing of applications and obtain all necessary support measures for investment projects at all levels. There are already real results when investment projects were promptly assisted at various stages of implementation - from obtaining permits and connecting engineering infrastructure to export, ”commented Anastasia Mikhalchenko, director of the Economic Development Agency of the Leningrad Region. The Green Corridor priority project for the investor was approved at a meeting of the Organizational Headquarters for Project Management of the Leningrad Region in September 2021. Its implementation will increase the efficiency of interdepartmental interaction when working with investors, including reducing the response time to typical business requests. The introduction of digital services for investors is part of the comprehensive work to introduce a regional investment standard - this work is carried out by the Leningrad Region among the pilot subjects of the Russian Federation. The regional investment standard was developed by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and is designed to simplify business scaling by creating a single client path, regardless of the region. The work on its formation is supervised by the First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov.
July 13, 2022
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Lean technologies are available for enterprises of all industries

Lean technologies are available for enterprises of all industries

The Government of the Russian Federation expanded the national project "Labor Productivity". Now enterprises will be able to participate in it, regardless of sectors of the economy. The relevant proposals were supported by Andrey Belousov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. All backbone companies of the federal list and enterprises with revenues of more than 400 million rubles, regardless of the type of activity, can apply for targeted support in a special manner. Previously, a company that operates in the field of transport, construction, trade, agriculture or is engaged in manufacturing could receive targeted support under the national project. The share of foreign participation could not exceed 50%. A special order removes these restrictions. However, the region will have to justify the inclusion of the company in the national project on special terms. To do this, the socio-economic effect of targeted support is predicted and targets are determined; if they are not achieved, the region will compensate the federal budget for the costs. “The expansion of the national project will allow increasing the volume of output and saturating the market. It will be possible to include enterprises of the same production chain in order to increase labor productivity at all stages of the creation of the final product,” Andrey Belousov said. The need to change the selection criteria for the national project at the beginning of the year was voiced by the Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko, who heads the subcommittee of the State Council of the Russian Federation on labor productivity. “We see a real economic effect for the enterprises of the Leningrad Region implementing the national project, therefore, from the very beginning, we advocated softening the selection criteria. We are already implementing the project at the expense of the regional budget at several of our large enterprises that do not meet the criteria. The new special procedure allows the regions to make their own choices - this is important, since the specifics are different for everyone, and only locally know which industry or city-forming enterprise requires additional support for further development,” commented Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of the Leningrad Region. Recall that the national project "Labor Productivity" helps enterprises multiply the volume of output. Experts help companies implement lean manufacturing, improve management, logistics and product sales. 51 enterprises of the Leningrad region have already joined the national project.
July 11, 2022
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Leningrad region is among the industrial leaders of Russia

Leningrad region is among the industrial leaders of Russia

The region took first place in the block "Economic development of the region" in the rating of the effectiveness of the implementation of industrial policy in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The results of the rating for 2021 were presented today by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia as part of the INNOPROM International Industrial Exhibition in Yekaterinburg. “The high appraisal of the relevant ministry indicates that we are making effective decisions to support industry and exports. A database of industrial parks has been created in the Leningrad Region, where exporting industrial enterprises are located. All possible types of tax support work in the region, including our largest exporters receive specific subsidies for trading activities. From the very beginning, in our work on the development of exports of our small and medium-sized enterprises, we focused on friendly countries in Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Africa. Today, our building materials, chemistry and food products are in demand there, and we continue business missions and exhibitions focused on these sectors and countries,” commented Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of the Leningrad Region. At the end of 2021, the industrial production index of the Leningrad Region amounted to 107.6%. The volume of shipped goods for all main types of industrial activity is 1,699 billion rubles. In terms of export deliveries, the region consistently ranks among the top 15 exporters among all subjects of the Russian Federation. In 2021, with the help of the Export Support Center of the Leningrad Region, 78 entrepreneurs entered the export market - the total volume of supported exports amounted to USD 44.9 million. In the overall rating of the rating, the Leningrad Region ranks 11th, in 2021 the region ranked 14th. Reference The rating of the effectiveness of the implementation of industrial policy in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation was first presented in 2021. It was developed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia to analyze the implementation of regional industrial policy, determine the effectiveness of the state support tools used and determine best practices.
July 4, 2022
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Leningrad region in Uzbekistan

Leningrad region in Uzbekistan

Seven potential contracts, 60 meetings, acquaintance with industrial technoparks and a trade mission - these are the first results of the business mission of Leningrad region enterprises to Uzbekistan
April 29, 2022
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The region strengthened export support

The region strengthened export support

For exporters of the Leningrad Region from among SMEs, opportunities to receive export subsidies and issue microloans are expanding
April 29, 2022
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NATIONAL PROJECTS: packaging manufacturers implement lean technologies

NATIONAL PROJECTS: packaging manufacturers implement lean technologies

The regional enterprise for the production of corrugated cardboard packaging increased the number of orders delivered just in time to 91.8% in three months
April 28, 2022
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Leningrad region will strengthen work with investors

Leningrad region will strengthen work with investors

The investment declaration has been approved in the region, the investor's navigator has been updated, and the training of the regional business team continues
April 27, 2022
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Simplified urban planning procedures

Simplified urban planning procedures

Simplification of the procedure for urban planning will affect the speed of implementation of investment projects
April 25, 2022
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