Whether " Favourably to trade in Siberia? " - so
the note in "BVV", № 14 from April, 5, 2001 about start of the second stage
of realization of the project " Adjustment of private(individual) microexport sel'hozproduktsii ",
carried out referred to with assistance of Institute the Open Society - Fund of
Assistance (Fund Sorosa) and at information support of the newspaper " the Business - bulletin of the East
So the general director of the Inter-regional marketing centre "Omsk
- Moscow" Vladimir Baranov when speech comes about adjustment of trade and economic and
other business ties considers.
Let's remind, the first stage of the project passed in Moscow where opportunities
for expansion of private(individual) export agroproduktsii the Uzbek manufacturers were studied. Results
appeared quite encouraging. However the second stage meaning trip
to Omsk - the largest city of Western Siberia, - appeared more productive and
perspective. It is favourable to Uzbekistan to trade with Western Siberia on many
parameters. It was found out not only during research of a conjuncture of
a supply and demand in the food markets of Omsk, but also during negotiations with
representatives of regional and city administrations, commercial
structures and business press of city of Omsk. We offer to familiarize with their opinions on
questions of adjustment and development of more effective foreign trade cooperation
between Uzbekistan and Western Siberia.
Victor BAZHENOV, the chairman of Committee of foreign economic relations of
administration of Omsk area:
- Me surprises, that such rich country, as Uzbekistan which has
powerful industrial and agrarian potential so it is poorly submitted in the
market of Omsk area and Zapadno-Siberian region as a whole. It
is possible to concern from the various points of view to disintegration of the former economic communications(connections),
to initial mass
aspiration of the young states of the postSoviet space to adjustment and expansion
of trade and economic relations with the countries of distant foreign countries. It was typically
practically for all countries of the CIS, including for Russia and Uzbekistan. However
was also two-three years of the state independence, independent
external economic and foreign trade activity of the countries of the CIS for comprehension of enough
that in the markets of the countries of distant foreign countries of us with open arms did not wait.
Both Russia, and Uzbekistan was opened with wide roads on the markets to exporters of
distant foreign countries, and there we could (more truly, to us have indulgently allowed) to
lay only narrow footpaths, and that, basically, for deliveries of energy carriers and a
mineral'no-source of raw materials. I know also what even high-quality fruit-and-vegetable production
of Uzbekistan is very avariciously passed(missed) on the markets of the countries of distant foreign countries. And
that the markets of Omsk area and of some other Russian regions are
completely open for the broadest assortment agroproduktsii Uzbekistan.
If I have correctly understood, the project " Adjustment of private(individual) microexport sel'hozproduktsii
means expansion of standard items from Uzbekistan on the markets of
the Russian regions. Unequivocally I declare, that such project will be maintained by
administration of Omsk area, and our Committee of external economic relations renders organizational
assistance at all stages of practical realization of the project in territory of
Omsk and Omsk area. But it seems to me, that the project will be viable and effective
enough only in the event that it(he) will be maintained by the appropriate state
departments of your republic. Between Uzbekistan and Russia there are problems on
financial vzaimoraschetam. And it very much brakes development of equal in rights and mutually
advantageous cooperation between the enterprises, commercial structures and businessmen
of two countries.
Frankly I shall tell, I a gourmet: I love juicy fruit and natural fruit-and-vegetable juices.
At me pleasant memoirs on abundance of fruit and vegetables, a grapes,
water-melons and melons, east sweets on the Uzbek markets were kept. However, then and in
Omsk there were no problems with deliveries of fruit-and-vegetable production from Uzbekistan. Therefore
I very much would like to hope, that Uzbekistan again will borrow(occupy) the counters in food
shops and in the markets of Omsk area. It is possible and necessary to make.
Igor MIHAJLOV, the head of department of an industrial policy(politics) and development of
business of administration of city of Omsk:
- Truly, our city requires stable deliveries
high-quality fresh and advanced food agroproduktsii, including
from Uzbekistan which in the former years was the largest supplier of
vegetables and fruit, a grapes and bahchevyh cultures to Western Siberia. Clearly and that
realization of the project " Adjustment of private(individual) microexport sel'hozproduktsii "
is aimed at increase of number of the Uzbek exporters and dealers agroproduktsii.
But our city and Omsk area require much the big standard items of
fruit-and-vegetable production which could be processed and on canneries of
our region. That is alongside with private(individual) "microexport" deliveries it
is necessary to adjust carload deliveries on a constant basis. Thus it is not excluded, and
delivery Uzbek agroproduktsii in the advanced kind
(natural juices, jam, jam, jams, compotes, tomato paste, vegetable
and fruit concentrates), on the contrary, is supported. I think, and advanced agroproduktsija the Uzbek manufacture
has high competitiveness. There is also other variant: creation of
the joint Russian - Uzbek enterprises both commercial, and industrial. And
not only in agroindustrial sector, but also in other branches in which there
is a mutual interest to cooperation.
Trade should be mutually advantageous. In our city and Omsk area there are many
the industrial enterprises making the extensive nomenclature of
the process equipment, engineering, completing, the various industrial goods. It is sure,
that many of our goods it is not worse than that are made in the countries of
distant foreign countries. For certain some of the industrial goods of Omsk manufacture
could cause a heightened interest the Uzbek consumers. I have in a kind,
that, having sold the agroproduktsiju in Omsk, uzbekistantsy could
spend a part of proceeds for purchase of the goods necessary to them as in retail trade, and
wholesale parties(sets) from bases or is direct on enterprises - manufacturers.
Indoubtedly, such system of mutual trade would
cause a public resonance favorable for Uzbekistan in our city and would stimulate improvement of a mode of
preference for deliveries of Uzbek production on the part of regional and city administrations.
Marina INJUTINA, the editor of magazine " maximum " (Omsk):
- My opinion: practical realization of the project " Adjustment
of private(individual) microexport sel'hozproduktsii " has actual value not
only for rural workers and businessmen of Uzbekistan, but also for Omsk area,
and all Western Siberia. If you have visited Omsk food shops
have for certain noticed, that deficiency in food stuffs and
for our townspeople is not present fruit-and-vegetable production. But the prices for them very high and obviously
inaccessible to overwhelming
majority of potential consumers. Many fruit are delivered from the
countries of distant foreign countries. It their high price also speaks. At them the
attractive packaging, but on flavouring qualities the Uzbek fruit is not worse and in many
cases it is better. Personally I like the Uzbek dried fruits, water-melons, melons, a grapes,
peaches. Besides now spring - critical is time, when at people famine
on vitamins is felt, on I skin greens. Yes, last years in Omsk area
hotbed facilities(economy) have appeared many, but they small on the area, take away a lot of thermal
energy. That is the cost price vyrashchivaemoj in them greens is rather high, that
is reflected and in a high gain of retail prices. The increase of deliveries Uzbek
food agroproduktsii even will allow to lower on 10-20 percents retail
prices in the Omsk markets. Certainly, thus the competition, but
this natural phenomenon for market economy appreciablly will become aggravated. And I am sure, that Uzbek
agroproduktsija will not lose in this competition, certainly, provided
that the management(manual) of your republic will appear all-round assistance to
export of fruit-and-vegetable production (both fresh, and advanced) by granting significant
privileges and preferentsy as it is done(made) in many foreign countries.
Separately I want to admit and that I and much my familiar very much like
the Uzbek kitchen. For example, very much I like plov and rather frequently I am on one
of the Omsk markets where the Uzbek kitchen is not bad submitted. By the way, the
sphere of public catering in Omsk leaves to wish much the best. That is it is one
more extensive niche with which even the Uzbek businessmen
with the Omsk partners in part could borrow(occupy). And our magazine " maximum " could render
in it, as well as under the project " Adjustment of private(individual) microexport sel'hozproduktsii ",
active information assistance.
Valery PARADEEV, Cand.Tech.Sci., the general director of
proizvodstvenno-commercial association "Sibtehtsentr":
- I for a long time know, that Uzbekistan has
powerful agrarian potential. I have in a kind not only a clap(cotton), but also fruit-and-vegetable
production. And those melkooptovye deliveries Uzbek agroproduktsii which are
realized on " by Omsk a supply ", is, excuse, mizer. Truly, it is necessary to
encourage and private(individual) microexport sel'hozproduktsii, but our region can "absorb"
Uzbek agroproduktsiju the whole cars and echelons. Significant volumes of
fruits and vegetables could be processed on our canneries in view of consumer
inquiries of the population of Western Siberia, needs(requirements) of the food and confectionery industry,
and also public catering establishments.
Periodically from commercial structures of Uzbekistan business offers act.
But, as a rule, is farther than the report on intentions put does not promote. Frankly
speaking, with the Uzbek partners it is difficult to work, for in your republic
essential restrictions and complexities on converting currencies are still kept. In
Russia such problems are not present. Certainly, give the God that your project appeared successful
and has developed into scales of large and stable deliveries Uzbek agroproduktsii on
the markets of Western Siberia. In that case seriously it is possible to think, for example, of
creation of the large Russian - Uzbek joint venture of agroindustrial specialization in
which could participate and the capital of our association.
Galina SHARAFUTDINOVA, the deputy chief of management of
the consumer market and services of administration of city of Omsk:
- In Soviet times for the markets of our city and Omsk area acted a
lot of fresh and advanced sel'hozproduktsii from lines of areas of Uzbekistan.
I remember, especially large standard items agroproduktsii to Omsk were carried out(spent) with
the Samarkand area. To present time - and I note it with the deepest regret - system
of wholesale deliveries sel'hozproduktsii and other goods (including industrial)
is completely destroyed. Omsk bases of storage fresh and advanced (sublimirovannoj
and tinned) to fruit-and-vegetable production are now loaded interests on
10-20 from the cumulative capacities, and in this small volume of loading the
Uzbek production borrows(occupies), directly we shall tell, very modest share.
Yes, in our city operates melkooptovyj agricultural market " Omsk
supply ". But there there are no specially equipped warehouse. And it
means, that in frosty weather and in years(summer) heat (a climate in Omsk and adjoining
areas sharply continental, with sharp differences of temperatures) fresh fruit-and-vegetable
production hopelessly spoils. It is not necessary to forget and about other settlements
of Omsk area in which in general many years do not see Uzbek agroproduktsiju.
Certainly, in present conditions (I have in a kind both a normativno-legal climate, and
a specific currency policy(politics) of Uzbekistan) for agroproizvoditelej your republic
melkooptovye deliveries look more attractively and are more profitable.
And time so it is necessary to support and such microexport sel'hozproduktsii to
expand quantity(amount) of his(its) participants. But it is necessary to note and that at microexport for
each of his(its) participants rather high there are transport and other
costs which then are pawned in the price of realization agroproduktsii. Hence,
it is necessary to become thoughtfull about such form, as cooperation of manufacturers and microexporters
of Uzbek fruit-and-vegetable production. If now each of microexporters independently
brings and trades in the agroproduktsiej in volumes of 100-500 kgs (such
on " Omsk a supply " totals about hundred person) at cooperation
trading interests, we admit(allow), agroproizvoditelej
one trusted person could represent ten Uzbekistan. At such system transport, customs,
warehouse and other costs are reduced. Besides thus repeatedly it is possible to
increase quantity(amount) agroproizvoditelej Uzbekistan which production will
be delivered by private(individual) export to Omsk area. And not only in our area.
Taking into account geographical affinity of Omsk (in comparison with other cities of
the Russian Federation) to Uzbekistan, our city could become, as it was the last years,
"advanced post" or large transit base for reception and realization agroproduktsii
Uzbekistan on all Western Siberia. In this case speech should go about tens
thousand tons agroproduktsii and many millions dollars of the income for agroproizvoditelej
and the state budget of Uzbekistan. And it is so obvious, that it would be time to operate already.
Jury GALIMOV talked.
Weekly journal " the Business - bulletin of the East "
№ 17 from April, 26 2001г.