On March 29, 2017 a round table “Supporting non-resource exports, promotion of Russian business interests at the international arena” was held at the Center for Strategic Research to streamline the work on the Development Strategy of the Russian Federation for the period of 2018-2024, as well as for the future period until 2035.
The representatives of business, government, as well as the representatives of the academic and expert community, including consultants of EDSG took part in the event.
The opportunities for the development of Russian exports in the current economic situation were discussed. The event was also focused the problems and achievements of Russian exports in mid-2010-s, the structure of total Russian exports of goods and services in 2016, current external constraints and key drivers for the Russian exports. It was noted that the potential of Russian exports of non-resource goods exports is quite high, and in 2016 it was 32.5%.
To this end the discussants have suggested the measures for implementing the export development strategy. They have identifies such directions, as:
- Development of a project approach in the activities of the Government of the Russian Federation to support non-resource exports through the coverage of promising technological and service sectors;
- Russian entrepreneurs’ access expansion to high-quality and reliable information necessary for foreign economic activity;
- Establishment of the institute of universal and specialized export trading houses;
- Development of practices of self-organization of export business, etc.