Joint meeting of Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Coordination Council for Industry and State Council Commission on Industry 2022-03-25 13:30:00 Presidential Aide and State Council Secretary Igor Levitin, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, and Tula Region Governor and Chair of the State Council Commission on Industry Alexei Dyumin held, via videoconference, a joint meeting of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Coordination Council for Industry and the State Council Commission on Industry. Attendees included representatives of the relevant federal and regional government bodies and the business community. The participants discussed the manufacturing industry’s performance in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation under the economic restrictions. Alexei Dyumin noted that the commission focused primarily on the systematic work to organise import substitution in specific manufacturing industries. First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Vasily Osmakov and General Director of the Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises Alexander Isayevich briefed the participants on the federal government measures to support the private sector. The participants discussed proposals to be included in the priority action plan to ensure the development of manufacturing industries in the face of external sanctions pressure. The initiatives approved at the meeting will be submitted for further consideration by the State Council working group on economic issues and combating the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Government Commission on Improving the Sustainability of the Russian Economy under the Sanctions.