Merkushin: punishment is not spoiled relations with investors from the EU and the US
Samara region in practice is not felt changes in interaction with partners from the EU and the United States in connection with the entered sanctions of the West, no project was thwarted, said Last news the head of the region Nikolai Merkushkin.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US said the penalties against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment.
"Any significant changes in the pattern of interaction with European and American business partners are not included. Not a single project because punishment was not disrupted. Certain difficulties have individual organizations do exist but they are related to the General crisis phenomena in the economy and not politics, " the Governor said.
according to him, currently in the field are over 450 General mills, a vast majority of them from countries in Europe, More than twenty - from the USA. Among them are plants of large multinational corporations and enterprises of small and average business from the most different spheres of economy: from extractive industry to jurisprudence.
Merkushin said that the plans to increase the capacity of the Samara enterprises said the Company Coca-Cola. American Alkoa Firm continues to invest in the modernisation of the Samara metallurgical plant. Firm Knauf is considering the construction of the second phase of the enterprise in the production of mortars. The Governor also said that the GM are gone from the Russian market, but remained in the project GM-AVTOVAZ.
"We note growing interest of European and American partners to do business in the area. Formed several economic missions are ongoing dialogues with investors already working in the field of organization involve the expansion of its production ", - said the Governor of the Samara region.