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Experts discussed state support measures for the textile and garment industry

14 / 03 / 2022

Today EXPOCENTRE AO and Souzlegprom – the Russian Union of Textile Industry Enterprises held a number of events within the Inlegmash 2022 International Exhibition and the 2nd Inlegmash International Industry Conference.

Open dialogue: Instruments of state support: practice in the application was held. The moderator, Oleg Kascheev, Assistant Rector of Research at the Kosygin Russian State University, spoke in detail about the state support measures that are provided to textile and garment industry enterprises at the federal level. Most of these measures are cross-sectoral and are of a general economic nature.

State support and regulation measures include: 

- provision of a subsidy to finance leasing costs, reimbursement of part of the interest costs for the implementation of new investment projects;

- subsidies to compensate interest on loans for off-season stocks for the production of light industry goods, for the establishment of laboratories for testing light industry products, a set of measures for the purchase of domestic products for federal and municipal needs, and confirmation of the Russian origin of goods;

- subsidies for the creation and modernisation of industrial parks, industrial technoparks, special economic zones, the development of cooperation between Russian educational institutions of higher education, state scientific institutions and a number of others.

Dmitry Kurochkin, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who participated in the open dialogue, elaborated on the system-wide measures that were being prepared together with Souzlegprom. "The challenges we are facing have no precedent in history. No other country in the world has faced such sanctions," said the representative of the Chamber. Part of the state support measures in response to the anti-Russian sanctions, according to the speaker, have already been adopted and will be implemented in the near future, while some measures are under governmental consideration. The proposed measures include allowing a simplified taxation system for textile and garment industry enterprises, as well as an import substitution programme based on the analysis and forecast of the development of the range of foreign ready-made garments, footwear, leather and footwear products, raw materials and equipment.

Dmitry Kurochkin separately referred to the implementation of investment projects, many of which go through the Industrial Development Fund, which operates in the former mode and maintains the former rates. For example, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been using the investment infrastructure on the basis of regional and municipal chambers of commerce and industry to support small and medium-sized enterprises for more than 10 years.

The discussion continued at the Business Dialogue 'Building production facilities: a new look at equipment' with professionals in nonwovens and composites from Smart-A Consult, representatives of European machine building companies Andriz Laroche, Graute, Schott & Meissner and others.

Industry experts touched on important topics such as the use of natural fibres in the production of thermally bonded nonwovens, 3D weaving technology, bast fibres, spinning and weaving equipment, cord, rope and yarn production and knitting machines.

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The Inlegmash International Industry Conference today hosted a meeting on 'Designing textile industry products'. Representatives of Assol, Yamato and Assyst spoke about the advantages of Russian design automation systems (CAD), plotters and cutting equipment, virtual fitting room, as well as the experience of implementing CAD in various productions.

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Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO