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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Ministry has determined that it is impossible to buy abroad: ATMs, lamps, laptops


Electronic note books, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, ATMs and cameras from now on, officials will have to buy only from domestic producers. Thus, according to the authorities, will be able not just to support Russian business, but also to prevent information leaks abroad.


photo: Kirill Iskoldsky

As it became known “MK”, the Ministry has developed a draft document that has already sparked debate among politicians and economists. Speech on the restriction of admission of the foreign electronic products to the Russian market. First, it is assumed that it will not be able to purchase for state and municipal needs. The Ministry has prepared a list of such products, which included more than fifty names. So, in the list almost all kinds of gadgets, portable computers, communication devices, antenna and light panel, etc. the list includes also lamps, chandeliers, lights and lanterns.

EXPERT OPINION

Review doctor of economic Sciences, Professor Nikita KRICHEVSKY:

“A fair share of rationality in the idea of import substitution is present, although in places there are excesses. In this case, the Ministry of industry and trade of the rights to all hundred percent. Those foreign ATMs even with the established Russian software can transmit information overseas. Not to mention cell phones and computers. On the other hand, if the procurement will purchase only domestic radio equipment, its manufacturers will have to raise involuntarily the quality. After all, they understand that a scandal would break when, for example, is made in their factories lights suddenly go out. So a new document will benefit all”.

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