Source Pravda.Ru

Industry Ministry to introduce plan of automobile industry development

On September 16, 2002, the Russian Industry Ministry is to introduce a planof the automobile industry's development for 2002-2006 within the frameworkof the mid-term program of the Russian economic development, to thegovernment. This information was released by Deputy Industry MinisterSergey Mitin at the Moscow International Motor Show 2002.The official reported that the Ministry would hold meetings with heads of anumber of car plants. The goal of these meetings is to collect informationon the plans of the companies and on their new developments carried out toform top-priority measures for the development of the automobile industrywithin the concept of its reforming.Additionally, Mitin mentioned that the government was currently discussingthe project of increasing customs taxes on foreign cars older than sevenyears..