Meeting of the Presidium of the Board of OPORA RUSSIA and the Association of NP OPORA with the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia

On December 15, a meeting of the presidium of OPORA RUSSIA and the Association of NP OPORA was held with the participation of Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia Alexey Khersontsev and Deputy Director of the Department of Regulatory Policy of the Government of the Russian Federation Andrey Spiridonov.

The main topic of the meeting was the discussion of the reform of control and supervisory activities (CND reform). This reform is one of the main directions of strategic development of the Russian Federation for the period until 2025.

At the meeting of OPORA RUSSIA, key indicators for the implementation of this reform were announced:

  • the number of inspections decreased by 84% from 2015 to 2022;
  • 50% of inspections are not related to business;
  • 954.6 thousand - the number of preventive visits from January to November 2023, 128.6 thousand of them are inspections of SMEs (in 2022 there were 477.5 thousand, 101.8 thousand of which were SME inspections);
  • the number of risk indicators increases;
  • the practice of introducing tools for assessing the integrity of controlled persons for six types of control has been expanded.

Participants of the meeting also discussed issues related to the increase in the number of risk indicators, transparency of the activities of working groups, increasing the risk category by control authorities, etc.

Alexander Kalinin, President of OPORA RUSSIA: “A key cause of concern is the fact that risk indicators are becoming almost the only basis for conducting inspections of enterprises that do not fall into high and extremely high risk categories. The Government understands this, therefore they plan to improve the risk-based approach, paying special attention to risk categories and taking into account their individual characteristics.”.

Optimization of control and supervisory activities is a priority area for improving the investment climate, so work on it should be based on feedback from business. This will help make the system more balanced and transparent for entrepreneurs, for whom it is extremely important that control and supervisory activities be predictable.