Donetsk, Feb 3 - DAN. The Russian government is expected to complete the work on creating conditions for Donbass companies to access the Russian market by the second quarter, State Duma lower house of the Russian parliament deputy from the “United Russia” faction, First Deputy Chairman of the house Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Viktor Vodolatsky told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

On November 15, 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree ordering the government to adopt measures to ease access of Donbass-made products to Russian markets and lift the export/import quotas. These measures will apply until the political settlement of the Donbass conflict based on the Minsk Agreements.

“As for industrial goods, they require other certification parameters and this work is ongoing: it’s more difficult as it involves design and estimate documents and other technicalities,” Vodolatsky said. “However, I’m confident that the government and dedicated department will full complete this work in the first quarter.”

He said that the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has already completed the licensing, certification and paperwork for food products. “The Customs Servicers of the Republics and the Russian Federation have already begun to use these documents in their work,” the lawmaker said.

A group of four “United Russia” lawmakers is contributing to Donbass’ interaction with Russia and implementation of Putin’s decree.

“Each of us works in his own area; one is focused on youth policy providing assistance to youths in integrating into the Russian youth and student community, another deals with the model laws that the DPR and LPR parliaments have to pass after certification in order to facilitate adaptation to Russian standards,” Vodolatsky said.


To boost trade with Russia, the DPR authorities are amending the Republic’s legislation and regulatory acts. The Economic Development Ministry believes that metallurgical and coal-mining companies have the largest export and growth potential. The Ministry of Industry and Trade stakes on machine-building and the Agriculture Ministry on food and processing industry products. *jk