Misustin started the fight to save the Russian forest

Mikhail Mishustin is pleased with how the new black lumberjack system worked
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The Russian authorities intend to fight hard for the preservation of the country’s forests. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, in a meeting with lawmakers on January 17, made it clear that the government’s decision to introduce digital passports from the beginning of the year has been justified and is not subject to review. According to experts, the new system will solve many problems at once: it will take industry out of the shadows, increase taxes and save nature.

Timber control at customs control.  Ekaterinburg

With the help of a digital passport, exporters will have fewer problems with tax returns, experts say

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Michael Misoustin stressed that the so-called new timber traceability procedure was introduced on January 1 on behalf of the president. “For each batch of timber, you now have to write an accompanying document in electronic form – a kind of digital passport. The movement of the wood can be monitored via a digital system all the way – from the cutting area to the processing plant and the customs authorities. “The new norms do not prevent those who comply with the law from being active, but they will be a serious obstacle for black lumberjacks,” the prime minister is sure.

Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko confirmed that the launch of the new system did not stop the turnover of timber. “Today, more than 20 thousand users are registered in it. “During the holidays, more than 120 thousand electronic accompanying documents were created for the transport of wood with a total volume of more than 5 million cubic meters”, the data stated.

Visit to Chelyabinsk by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko.  Chelyabinsk

Victoria Abramchenko assured that the new system did not stop the turnover of wood

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According to Abramchenko, thanks to the new system, it was possible to prevent the illegal export of timber from the country and to identify many gray systems, when an unlimited amount of timber was extracted from a plot using a printed document. “Such transactions have remained in the shadows. The state did not see the turnover of wood and took fewer taxes. “Now, thanks to the system and the electronic passport, such gray wood can not be legalized and market participants will have to come out of the shadows,” Abramchenko added.

Misoustin noted that a ban on the export of raw wood also came into force on January 1. And for some timber, under the pretext of which the round timber was exported, an additional duty was imposed. “We hope that this will help increase the volume of wood processing in Russia, increase exports of already processed products. Victoria Valerievna [Абрамченко]”Please keep this issue under personal scrutiny, including the application of all established rules,” the Prime Minister concluded.

Strict penitentiary colony No. 12. Nizhny Tagil

Authorities have banned the export of round timber as deforestation has become uncontrollable.

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One of the reasons for the rise in timber prices last year was the cartelization of the industry, as a significant part of the market was in the shadows, said Andrey Tenishev, head of RANEPA’s Competitiveness Division. notes. “Digital passports whitewash the market and, in particular, reduce prices in it,” he said. The new system will play into the hands of conscientious producers, as their “gray” competitors will be eliminated, Petr Kiryan, head of the Social Research Laboratory of the Institute of Regional Problems, cites another argument.

The new system will have a multiplier effect – it will allow nature conservation, increase tax payments to the budget and reduce the volume of forest fires, says Marat Bashirov, author of the telegram channel Politjoystick. “Barbaric logging and forest fires that happen to cover illegal logging require new approaches. “Digital accounting makes the industry transparent and makes life very difficult for black lumberjacks,” the source said.

The next step for the authorities should be to support the carpentry industry, says Nikolai Vavilov, a sinologist and author of The Chinese Power. “Up to 25% of the wood consumed by China comes from Russia. And then they sell wood products all over the world. This is not a local problem, but global volumes. The most important thing is that no carpentry industry is created in the regions with the participation of the Chinese side. [где добывается лес]. “The federal center should follow the path of a positive agenda, and not just a ban, which costs the illegal export of timber,” he added.

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The Russian authorities intend to fight hard for the preservation of the country’s forests. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, in a meeting with lawmakers on January 17, made it clear that the government’s decision to introduce digital passports from the beginning of the year has been justified and is not subject to review. According to experts, the new system will solve many problems at once: it will take industry out of the shadows, increase taxes and save nature. Michael Misoustin stressed that the so-called new timber traceability procedure was introduced on January 1 on behalf of the president. “For each batch of timber, you now have to write an accompanying document in electronic form – a kind of digital passport. The movement of the wood can be monitored via a digital system all the way – from the cutting area to the processing plant and the customs authorities. “The new norms do not prevent those who comply with the law from being active, but they will be a serious obstacle for black lumberjacks,” the prime minister is sure. Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko confirmed that the launch of the new system did not stop the turnover of timber. “Today, more than 20 thousand users are registered in it. “During the holidays, more than 120 thousand electronic accompanying documents were created for the transport of wood with a total volume of more than 5 million cubic meters”, the data stated. According to Abramchenko, thanks to the new system, it was possible to prevent the illegal export of timber from the country and to identify many gray systems, when an unlimited amount of timber was extracted from a plot using a printed document. “Such transactions have remained in the shadows. The state did not see the turnover of wood and took fewer taxes. “Now, thanks to the system and the electronic passport, such gray wood can not be legalized and market participants will have to come out of the shadows,” Abramchenko added. Misustin noted that from January 1, a ban on the export of raw wood also came into force. An additional duty was also imposed on some timber, under the pretext of which the round timber was exported. “We hope that this will help increase the volume of wood processing in Russia, increase exports of already processed products. Victoria Valerievna [Абрамченко]”Please keep this issue under personal scrutiny, including the application of all established rules,” the Prime Minister concluded. One of the reasons for the rise in timber prices last year was the cartelization of the industry, as a significant part of the market was in the shadows, said Andrey Tenishev, head of RANEPA’s Competitiveness Division. notes. “Digital passports whitewash the market and, in particular, reduce prices in it,” he said. The new system will play into the hands of conscientious producers, as their “gray” competitors will be eliminated, Petr Kiryan, head of the Social Research Laboratory of the Institute of Regional Problems, cites another argument. The new system will have a multiplier effect – it will allow nature conservation, increase tax payments to the budget and reduce the volume of forest fires, says Marat Bashirov, author of the telegram channel Politjoystick. “Barbaric logging and forest fires that happen to cover illegal logging require new approaches. “Digital accounting makes the industry transparent and makes life very difficult for black lumberjacks,” the source said. The next step for the authorities should be to support the carpentry industry, says Nikolai Vavilov, a sinologist and author of The Chinese Power. “Up to 25% of the wood consumed by China comes from Russia. And then they sell wood products all over the world. This is not a local problem, but global volumes. The most important thing is that no carpentry industry is created in the regions with the participation of the Chinese side. [где добывается лес]. “The federal center should follow the path of a positive agenda, and not just a ban, which costs the illegal export of timber,” he added.

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