The Committee for Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers of the Rosspetsmash Association in Moscow discussed important issues for the industry. The meeting was attended by the leadership of the Rosspetsmash Association, the heads of companies for the production of agricultural machinery, representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation and the Russian Export Center.

 

Experts of the Rosspetsmash Association told about the manufacture of agricultural machinery in Russia in 2018. Farmers in the first quarter could not get preferential loans through the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia. This negatively affected manufacture. Program № 1432 helped to avoid a more serious reduction in the output of machinery.

From the beginning of 2018 the output of combine harvesters, harrows, plows decreased. The plants began to manufacture more all-wheel drive agricultural tractors, forage harvesters, mowers, self-propelled sprayers, spreaders, balers and forklifts.

Market players should actively participate in the soft loan program, which this year was launched by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation. Then it will be possible to correct the situation.

According to Vadim Smirnov, the chairman of the committee, the general director of Eurotechnica, one of the main tasks of the committee is active participation in the development of state support mechanisms. It is necessary to extend measures that have proved highly effective.

In total, the agenda of the meeting included more than 20 issues. Proposals will be prepared for all of them. These proposals will be submitted to the government for consideration.