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The foundation of German business is medium and family companies

The guest of our column today is the PwC | Legal | Senior Manager | Lawyer | CEE - Russian Business Group TANJA GALANDER.


Omsky Biocluster: Hello, Ms. GALANDER!




September 30 - October 1, Zerbst / Anhalt, the birthplace of Catherine the Great, became the venue for the 2nd German-Russian Economic Dialogue, in which Omsky Biocluster also took part. You were the moderator of the Agricultural and Food Industry panel discussion. What are your expectations of the outcome of the German-Russian dialogue in Saxony-Anhalt?


Despite the difficult political and economic relations, I expect an active dialogue between entrepreneurs, which will ultimately have a positive impact on the overall relationship between Germany and Russia. I would also like to see joint business projects. It would be great to develop a tradition to meet each year at the Catherine Forum.


Now the bank has become part of the business environment

The guest of our column today is the Head of the Omsk Regional Branch of Russian Agricultural Bank JSC Lev YANEEV.   Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Mr. YANEEV!   Mr. YANEEV: Good afternoon!   What are the results of the RusAg Omsk branch for 2018?   Last year, the RusAg Omsk branch issued more than RUR 5.5 billion ($ 84.21 million) to borrowers. At the same time, more than RUR 500 million ($ 7.66 million) were given to farmers for equipment, about RUR 2.5 billion ($ 38.28 million) for seasonal field work. As for loans to individuals, in the 12 months of 2018, we issued almost RUR 1.5 billion ($ 22.97 million) mortgage loans and over RUR 1.1 billion ($ 16.84 million) consumer loans. I especially want to note the increase in the volume of deposits. We record a high level of customer confidence in the bank, which was reflected…

Cluster is a source of high quality investment offers

The guest of our column today is the Director, the Association of clusters and technology parks of Russia Andrey SHPILENKO.   Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Mr. SHPILENKO!   Andrey SHPILENKO: Good afternoon!   What are industrial clusters and how do they differ from the existing business relations of companies?   Unlike companies connected by economic relations, an industrial cluster is a form (mechanism) of organization of industrial enterprises, fixed in federal legislation, connected by relations of geographical proximity and functional dependence. Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated July 31, 2015 No. 779 'On Industrial Clusters and Specialized Organizations of Industrial Clusters' established clear requirements that the clusters must meet to be included in the industrial clusters register of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.

  • 19 April 2019
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Through Omsky Biocluster we'll be able to understand the region's needs

The guest of our column today is the General director of KOTRA Novosibirsk PARK EUN HEE.    Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Ms. PARK!   PARK EUN HEE: Good afternoon!   What are the KOTRA goals of? How is communication between Korean business and KOTRA carried out?   KOTRA or Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency has been established in 1962 to support small and medium enterprises in their ambition to enter global market. KOTRA's Head office is located in Seoul but besides Headquarters we have 126 foreign offices in 85 countries. In Russia there 4 KOTRA offices located in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Vladivostok.

  • 1 November 2018
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There will be a little more milk

Soyuzmoloko predicts a 3-5% increase in the export of dairy products by the end of the year, the Executive Director of the National Union of Milk Producers Artem Belov reported at the conference Agricultural Holdings of Russia 2019.

Profit in pig farming is falling, meat export is needed

Russian Agricultural Bank JSC (the Omsk branch is Omsky Biocluster member) presented an expert vision of the development points of the pig sector at the international conference 'Pig Production 2019', dedicated to finding answers to the global challenges of the industry. According to the RusAg's forecast, a decrease in prices and an increase in prime cost by 5% in 2019 will lead to a decrease in the pork production margin from RUR 35 per kg to RUR 25 per kg ($ 0.55 - 0.39). In 2020, the marginality may be reduced even more - up to RUR 20 per kg ($ 0.31).

The conference 'Starch and Starch Products: Market of Opportunities' ended

On November 28, the III conference "Starch and Starch Products", organized by the Association of Russian Manufacturers of Starch and Molasses 'Roskrakhmalpatoka', was held. This year the event was attended by leading industry experts and representatives of Russian and international companies. The event was attended by specialists from Switzerland, Belgium, China and Russia. During the conference, a dialogue was held between producers and consumers of starch, forecasts for the development of the industry were given, issues of possible mechanisms for the output of products on foreign markets, trends in food and processing industries in Russia and in the world were considered.

Russian pork goes to Vietnam

During the visit of the Russian delegation to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance agreed with the Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Development of Vietnam (DAH) the conditions for the supply of Russian pork and pork offal to the Vietnamese market, and also signed the corresponding veterinary certificate.

Agricultural trade between Russia and China grew by 9.5%

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, agricultural trade between the Russian Federation and China continues to grow steadily. So, in January - October of this year, agricultural trade turnover increased by 9.5% compared to the same period in 2018, amounting to $ 3.93 billion.

Environment Friendly: poultry droppings for champignons

The Leningrad region is implementing a large-scale mushroom production project with environmental concerns. 10,000 tons of mushrooms per year will be produced by the largest mushroom cultivation complex in the North-West of the region. The greenhouses of the agricultural company Vyborzhets occupied an area of 4 hectares, investment in the project amounted to RUR 5.6 billion ($ 87.88 million).

Russia is increasing the modified starches production

This year, Russia continues to maintain high growth rates in the modified starches production. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, in January-October 2019, the modified starches production increased to 42,000 tons, which is 36.3% more than the same period last year. The production of native starches increased by 4.0% to 237,600 tons.

Test results: broiler chicken outside the standard

The laboratory for the quality and safety of animal and vegetable products, feed and environmental objects of the Omsk reference center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) in one day revealed inconsistencies in regulatory documents in five samples.

Omsk reference center will identify low-quality seeds

As of November 27, the district laboratories of the Seed Production and Plant Protection Department of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) received 47 700 tons of seeds for analysis of sowing qualities, of which 44 600 tons were tested.