The prospects for the Corporate Competitiveness Improvement Programme
(CCIP) were discussed at a business breakfast held as part of the Global Manufacturing
and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS 2019) with the support of the Russian Export
Centre. The event was attended by leading experts on international cooperation,
and representatives of relevant federal ministries and big companies.
The CCIP is a new tool for supporting export-orientated companies, which
was developed by the Government of the Russian Federation in order to implement
the International Cooperation and Export national project. State support for the
companies enrolled in the programme includes provision of access to
preferential lending mechanisms for establishing export-orientated production
in Russia and abroad, as well as post-export financing and international
«The Corporate Competitiveness Improvement Programme is a practical tool for
supporting international cooperation. In 2019, the goal was to select 250
companies to participate in the programme, yet 859 entities have already
applied. We hope this tool will be a regular one and will take into account the
specifics of financing export companies», said Andrey Slepnev, General Director
of the Russian Export Centre.
recognising the importance of financial support measures, the participants
stressed that the role of intangible instruments was equally vital.
missions are currently undergoing another stage of transformation. They are
working together with the REC, development institutions and regions to assess
the international markets Russian companies are entering. In order to
understand the working conditions and tactics, trade missions maintain a
register of barriers and tariff restrictions in the host countries, as well as
databases of reliable suppliers. I expect that this work will be well received
by companies and, through joint efforts, we will be able to achieve the
necessary results», said Alexei Gruzdev, Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade
of the Russian Federation.
«One of the important tasks facing the Eurasian Economic Commission is
to develop international trade and support exports. The mechanism for implementing
the CCIP, which is being created in Russia, is also being launched in all the
five countries of the Eurasian Economic Union», noted Alexander Subbotin,
member of the Board (Minister) of the Eurasian Economic Commission for Industry
and Agro-Industrial Complex.
The business breakfast also included an award ceremony
for the winners of the district stage in the Exporter of the Year award in the
Urals Federal District. The purpose of the award is to identify the best
exporting companies in the small and medium-sized business segment, as well as big
businesses. The award is organised by the Russian Export Centre.
The winners of the
district stage have an opportunity to reach the final, where they will compete
for the title of the best exporters in the country with the leaders from other
federal districts. The results of the all-Russia award will be announced in Moscow
on 14 November 2019 as part of the Made in Russia International Export Forum.