Vice President of the "Russian Forest" Association Andryi Goncharov made a presentation at the online conference on business support, which was chaired by the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations Nikolai Nikolaev. The conference discussed initiatives to overcome the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

“Now we are considering the search for new markets in connection with a significant decrease in consumer and business activity, - Goncharov said. - Together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, we are working on the restructuring of foreign trade relations with a number of countries.

 

The main issues now are that many forest land tenants have problems making rent payments. Currently, there is no unified practice of applying the provisions of the law on the introduction of deferred payments under federal property leases, and the lands of the forest fund are federal property. Now the application of the provisions of the law does not provide for a delay”.