December 2018

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan held a working meeting with Minister of Industry and Trade of the Udmurt Republic Viktor Lashkarev. Deputy Minister Almaz Khusainov spoke about the expertise of the Republic of Tatarstan in the implementation of national projects.

Today, the staff of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan heard a lecture on main areas of the government policies in the field of countering corruption.

The lecture was held by Robert Valitov, Senior Prosecutor of the Department for Supervision over Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Legislation at the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Tatarstan.

The event dealt with the prevention and settlement of conflicts of interests, the compliance with established restrictions and prohibitions, the need to notify the personnel department of the offers made to an employee that are associated with personal interest in the performance of official duties, other paid work, receiving gifts in connection with official duties, and other aspects.

“It is important to understand that non-observance of the anti-corruption measures can be followed by both administrative and criminal punishment”, the Senior Prosecutor said.

The tobacco product labelling experiment will be extended, and the introduction of mandatory labelling will be phased. This was announced by Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov during a meeting of the State Committee to Combat Illicit Trafficking in Industrial Products.

By 2020, the Russian product traceability system should include tobacco products, shoe products, a number of light industry products, perfumes, toilet water, tyres, as well as photographic cameras and flashes.

One of the important topics at the meeting was the licensing of aluminium wheel imports, effective from July 1, 2018. Against the background of the growing Russia’s output of aluminium wheels, it is necessary to protect the domestic market against unfair imports from China, which hinders the further development of both wheel manufacturers and related sectors.

In addition, Minister Manturov specified the timeframe for starting the experiment of labelling finished dairy products in Russia. “We expect that in the near future the Government will take the appropriate decision, and this will continue until the end of next year in a pilot mode”, said the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade.

Based on information by Press Service of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade

December 2018

As part of the cooperation agreement signed between the Association of Clusters and Technology Parks of Russia and the Rospatent Federal Service for Intellectual Property, a practical webinar on the topic of “Technology and Business Consulting Based on Patent Analytics” will take place on December 13, 2018.

The webinar will cover such issues as patent landscape analytics and practical application of analytics results in industry, as well as the management of intellectual property rights.

The upcoming event is of interest for all concerned organisations, such as management companies of technology parks, industrial clusters, special economic zones, as well as regional offices of innovators and developers, as well as other high-tech companies located in Tatarstan.

Participation in a practical webinar is free of charge.

The webinar programme and the link to participant registration are published on the official website of the Association at:

Contact person: Svyatoslav Amelin, Head of the Division for Public and Government Relations at the Association of Clusters and Technology Parks of Russia,, + 7-499-277-00-04, + 7-999-835-07-98.

Today, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan hosted the Leroy Merlin Supplier Day. The event was established to expand the capabilities of local commodity producers to sell their products to international chain stores.

The meeting was held by Deputy Minister Almaz Khusainov. During the meeting, representatives of potential partner enterprises presented their capabilities. The participants included manufacturers of polypropylene pipes, planting materials and ornamental plants, metal siding and galvanised products, spray paints and technical sprays, LED lamps for outdoor and indoor lighting, etc. Representative of Leroy Merlin Vostok for work with regional suppliers Ramil Mustafin spoke about the principles of selecting the suppliers and requirements for them, and answered questions from entrepreneurs.

The participants to the meeting noted that this meeting will contribute to the establishment and development of business ties between republic’s commodity producers and this major international trading company.

The French-headquartered Leroy Merlin is widely represented in Europe and the world with more than 400 stores. The first Leroy Merlin store opened in Russia in 2004. Today, the chain is represented by 90 stores in 4 cities of Russia.

Today, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan holds the All-Russian Citizens’ Reception Day at 4 Ostrovsky St, Kazan.

December 2018

A two-day Coordinating Council for Industry on the topic of “Developing Industrial Exports, Export Programmes” ended today in Nizhny Novgorod. The meeting was attended by Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the Volga Federal District Igor Komarov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov, other ministers of industry in Russia’s regions, and trade representatives of Russia abroad.

In his speech, Denis Manturov noted that the May’s Presidential Decree stated clear guidelines: “We face the task of increasing non-oil, non-energy exports by almost twofold, to $250 billion a year, by 2024”.

Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the VFD Igor Komarov said: “Recently, there has been a positive trend of a gradual decrease in the share of fuel and energy products in the structure of exports by regions in the District. Since 2015, it has decreased from 57% to 50%. However, 50% is still a fairly high figure for the District, which concentrates a number of developed industrial centres in the automotive, petrochemical, aeronautical, shipbuilding, aerospace and other sectors”.

Based on information by Press Service of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the Volga Federal District

Today, the Tatarstan ceremonial hall of the Kazanskaya Yarmarka Exhibition Centre hosted a round table discussion dedicated to the main trends and prospects for the development of nonwoven material production. The event, held as a dialogue, was attended by representatives of the Messe Frankfurt GmbH, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan, as well as participants from such enterprises and organisations as the Kazan National Research Technological University, Kamskie Polyany Industrial Park, Danaflex Group, and Tatvoylok. It is important to note that the main constituent of textile production in Tatarstan is nonwovens.

The event featured the presentation of the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles, Nonwovens and Protective Clothing “Techtextil Russia 2019”. During the meeting, the participants discussed issues of development and promotion of Tatarstan-made industrial textiles at the international level, issues of inventions and innovations, potential areas for application of technical textiles, nonwovens and functional textiles for clothing.

A significant number of enterprises in the industry are small businesses that produce a wide range of consumer, industrial and special-purpose goods: knitwear, school uniforms, overalls, sewn and textile articles, fur coats, hats, and other products.

December 2018

On December 7, 2018, the Kazanskaya Yarmarka hosted the closing ceremony for the third stage of the Tatarstan’s regional Young Professionals competition (WorldSkills Russia) in 2018-2019 in 5 skills (Welding, CNC Turning, CNC Milling, Electronics, and Visual Merchandising) assigned to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Almaz Khusainov took part in the award ceremony presenting letters of appreciation from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov to employees of partner enterprises for their active participation in organising the 2018-2019 regional WorldSkills Russia competition and for their contribution to the development of competitive WorldSkills movement in Tatarstan: Kazan Electro-Technical Plant, Tatneft Bugulma Mechanical Plant, Kazan Motor-Building Production Association, Radiopribor, and Irene Sewing Workshop.

Following the results of the past competitions, the final composition of the Tatarstan team will be formed; the competitions will continue with qualifying stages to determine the future participants of the national Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia) competition that will take place in Kazan in May 2019.

As part of their working visit to Kazan, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov and Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic Marta Nováková visited the 18th International Specialised Exhibition “Mechanical Engineering. Metalworking. Kazan on the premises of the Kazanskaya Yarmarka Exhibition Centre. During a tour of the exhibition, the guests were accompanied by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov.

Denis Manturov and Marta Nováková also met with participants of the WorldSkills Russia competition, which is taking place these days on the sidelines of the exhibition. Young professionals compete in four skills of WorldSkills and in two skills of WorldSkills Junior.

In addition, the ministers visited the display dedicated to the potential of the republic’s machine-building sector. Top executives of major Tatarstan production companies told the guests about the activities of their enterprises and interaction with Czech partners. Minister Nováková, in particular, was interested in the republic’s expertise of the natural gas engine technology development. She noted that in the Czech Republic, as in Europe in general, much attention is paid today to alternative fuels.

Tatarstan Presidential Press Service

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