Vladimir Putin instructed the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Industry and Trade to work out the possibility of banning subsidies for the acquisition of foreign agricultural machinery by farmers, reports TASS.
“The WTO rules do not prohibit preferences for domestic producers,” the head of state stressed at a meeting of the State Council Presidium.
Denis Manturov answered that in order to resolve this issue, a decision will have to be made at the legislative level. He and Maxim Oreshkin promised to quickly work out this issue.
The chairman of the board of directors of Rostselmash Konstantin Babkin complained to the head of state that in many regions, farmers receive subsidies even when buying foreign-made equipment, as a result of which the Russian manufacturer loses about 19% of revenue.