ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Dec 2010In December 2010, the government of Russia announced a new commercial policy plan.
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Development Strategy for trade in the Russian Federation for 2010-2015 up to 2020 -
The Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation has prepared a draft development strategy for trade (retail and wholesale) in the Russian Federation for 2010-2015 up to 2020. .
The strategic document has the following main goals: (1) to increase the efficiency of the trade regulation inside Russia; (2) to develop infrastructure of trade; (3) to stimulate the creation of trade in small and remote villages; (4) to reduce the work deficit in trade field as well as to increase the level of the professional skills of the people working in the field of wholesale and retail trade; (5) to create a competitive environment; (6) to support small and medium enterprises; (7) to stimulate trade relations.
The strategy foresees three phases. The first one is the creation of the institutional base from 1 December 2010 to 31 December 2011. The second stage will bring the fast growth from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013. The last phase is further development from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2019.
Among the activities to achieve the goal of the strategy are the following: Law on trade regulation, the systematization of the legal basis for trade, the creation of regional and municipal programmes for trade development in Russia, the development of public-private partnership in the area of education, the development of infrastructure for small business as well as monitoring of competition levels.