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The government has proposed a new method of support for Russian automotive industry

Vedomosti – The Russian Tractor programme, planned to be launched in 2017, will be implemented within the frame of another existing state programme: preferential leasing, as told by the Deputy Minister

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150,000 automobiles have been sold since the turn of the year, assisted by government support programmes

RNS – Almost 150,000 automobiles have been sold in Russia from the beginning of the year till 29 March, within the frame of the demand stimulation programmes, as told by the

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The Ministry of Industry and Commerce expects 8% growth in Russian automobile industry in 2017

Kommersant – The Ministry of Industry and Commerce expects 8.4% rise in Russian car production in 2017, to 1.4 million units. The production will increase relatively evenly amongst the segments, each

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Russia has appealed to the WTO on the LCV dispute with the EU

Finmarket – As announced by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, the Russian Federation has made an appeal to the WTO on 20 February, challenging the findings of the panel on

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Isuzu is getting ready for the launch of heavy truck production in Ulyanovsk

Finmarket – Isuzu plans to start the production of heavy trucks at the end of February 2017, at its production site in Ulyanovsk, as told by the general director of Isuzu

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President Putin has met the VW CEO Matthias Müller

RusAutoNews.Com – Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Muller has discussed the issues faced by the company in Russia with President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting in Kremlin. The Russian leader said

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WTO has ordered Russia to change duties on LCVs

Kommersant – WTO panel of arbitrators has found inconsistencies on anti-dumping duties introduced by Russia in 2013 on LCV imported from Italy and Germany to Customs Union countries, as stated by

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Mercedes-Benz will start the construction of a factory in Moscow Region in 2018

RBK – A Mercedes-Benz factory construction will start in Moscow Region in 2018. The relevant statement has been made by RBK, with reference to the Minister of Industry and Commerce Denis Manturov.

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The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has formulated a new strategy on the development of automotive industry

Rus AutoNews.com – The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has presented the updated strategy for the development of the automotive industry, calculated up to the year 2025. As told by the

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Car production will increase by 7% in 2017, according to the prediction of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Vedomosti – The government will stimulate demand through a series of programmes, such as: car fleet utilisation, preferential leasing and car loans, procurement of equipment amongst others. A total amount