Exports of SMEs in the Sverdlovsk Region more than tripled in three quarters of 2020
More than 200 export contracts for the supply of products have been concluded
EKATERINBURG, November 9. / TASS /. Small and medium-sized enterprises of the Sverdlovsk region for three quarters of 2020 signed export contracts for 21.5 million US dollars under the national project "Small and Medium Enterprises and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives" with the assistance of the Export Support Center of the Sverdlovsk Region, operating on the basis of the Sverdlovsk Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship Support (SOFPP). For the same period last year, the amount of export contracts amounted to US $ 6.4 million, the director of the fund, Valery Pilichev, told TASS.
"84 companies have signed 217 export contracts for the supply of products to 45 countries for $ 21.508 million," the agency's interlocutor said and added that work to support exports is carried out under the national project "Small and Medium Enterprises and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives."
According to him, for the three quarters of 2019, the same indicator amounted to $ 6.4 million. Export contracts were concluded by 62 small and medium-sized businesses.
Pilichev clarified that in total 357 companies received the services of the Export Support Center for 9 months of 2020.
The national project "Small and Medium Enterprises and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives" has been implemented since 2019. The situation with the coronavirus pandemic required a revision of some of its components. According to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, its updated version will include four instead of the previous five federal projects. They will be "Creation of a digital platform with a mechanism for targeted selection and the possibility of remotely obtaining support measures and special services", "Acceleration of small and medium-sized businesses", "Creation of conditions for an easy start and comfortable doing business", "Creation of favorable conditions for self-employed citizens. "