The Moscow Arbitration Court upheld the claim by John Deere Rus against the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He decided to cancel the conclusion, depriving the producer of state subsidies. Moreover, such a decision of the ministry was declared illegal, writes Kommersant.
This is a decision according to which discounts are subsidized to consumers on Russian agricultural machinery. To obtain this support, the manufacturer must confirm the conformity of their products with the criteria established in the Russian Federation. The company "John Deere" submitted documents to the Ministry of Industry and Trade in June 2017, but the relevant department of the ministry concluded that the conditions were not met.
According to court materials, the Ministry of Industry and Trade considered that the company did not confirm the possession of the rights to the design and technological documentation in the required amount. However, representatives were ready to provide additional information. “John Deere” did not receive relevant requests from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, therefore, the refusal of a positive conclusion is illegal. The court found that the papers “lacked a reason for refusal and references to applicable law”. The Ministry of Industry and Trade did not say whether they would appeal.
The Kommersant publication notes that the closure of foreign companies' access to Russian benefits is becoming one of the state policy priorities in agricultural machinery. John Deere, which has two production sites in Russia - in Orenburg and Domodedovo, has already received state subsidies. In Orenburg, the company produces localized seeders, which for several years passed according to the requirements of the subsidy rules.
Note that some time ago a number of media outlets published information that the Orenburg office had difficulties, but this message has not been verified.
A source: http://vestirama.ru