Government Commission may prohibit the export of Russian birch logs. Thus, it is planned to protect the domestic plywood producers from Chinese rivals, writes Life. Earlier such support were addressed by the producers themselves.
The publication notes that in Russia the acute shortage of birch raw material. Because of this, several large enterprises were on the verge of closing. At the same time the volume of export of material to China has increased dramatically.
A source in the Ministry said that the Ministry has no information about the lack of wood on the market. The official representative of the Ministry of economy explained that “the matter will be considered at a future meeting of the customs tariff Commission”.
For five months of current year exports of birch increased by 11.5 percent, and 90 percent of supply comes from China and Finland.
Earlier, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia’s economy is recovering from the sanctions. He noted the growth of investment in fixed capital, increase of turnover and exports, says “national news service”.