Global cooperation, international relations development and export of medical services were part of the agenda of the IV annual International Forum BIOTECHMED (September 16-17, Gelendzhik, Russia), turning out the key topics of the Forum.
On September 17th, the plenary session "Global Cooperation and development of international relations" was held. It was attended by Sergey Tsyb, the First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, Irina Kashirina, Director for export support of pharmaceutical and medical industries of JSC "Russian export center".
“Thanks to development institutions, such as the Russian Export Center, the state actively supports business by giving out credits, subsidising, factoring, tender guarantees and also insurance mechanisms for receivables. Particular attention is paid to the application of the processing regime in the customs territory, which is the duty-free import of foreign products and without paying value-added tax. Also, it will be possible soon to subsidize the air transportation of pharmaceutical products for long-distance deliveries abroad", - said the representative of JSC "Russian export center" Irina Kashirina. At the end of 6 months, the export of pre-packaged medicines amounted to $ 225 million, showing an increase of 3%.
"We expect an increase in the volume of products supplied. The application of the processing procedure in the customs territory as part of an export project with the possibility of lending to a foreign buyer and insurance is a fairly effective mechanism. It is important to note that non-tariff regulation measures are also not applied, which is important for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. By 2024, it is planned to increase the volume of exports by 4 times,” - Irina Kashirina added.
The IV Annual International Forum BIOTECHMED was held in Gelendzhik on September 16-17 and was attended by about 1,600 delegates from 70 regions of Russia and 31 countries. In total, 30 open events and 2 closed meetings were held as part of the business program, in which more than 200 speakers took part.
The event was supported by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the State Corporation Rostec, and the Administration of the Krasnodar Territory. The general partner was the Russian Export Center. The strategic partner is JSC National Immunobiological Company.