Instructions following a meeting on developing light industry 2017-09-08 13:00:00 The President approved a list of instructions following the meeting on developing light industry sector in the Russian Federation held on August 24, 2017. The Government of the Russian Federation has been instructed to include annual state support for light industry at the 2017 level or higher when developing the draft federal budget for 2018 and the planning period of 2019–2020. The Government was also instructed to develop a subprogramme to supply the light industry sector with quality agricultural stock under the state programme for the development of agriculture and regulation of agricultural, commodity and food markets in 2013–2020. In addition, the instructions to the Government specifically mention relaxing veterinary requirements for rawhide imported in Russia, legislative amendments regarding the monitoring of light industry sales, and support for Russian light industry exports, including through compensation of expenses associated with entering foreign markets. The Prosecutor General’s Office, the Federal Customs Service, the Federal Security Service, the Interior Ministry, the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring and the Federal Supervision Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Welfare were instructed to take additional measures to expose and interdict the illegal import, production and sale of counterfeit light industry goods in Russia. The Federal State Statistics Service, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federal Customs Service and industrial unions (associations) were instructed to develop a methodology to calculate the share of retail products that were illegally produced or imported to Russia.