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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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Results of seed inspection in 2019

For 2019, the Seed Production and Plant Protection Department of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) analyzed 11,402 samples from 3,874 seed lots with a total weight of 3,768 tons, collected in 465 farms of the Omsk region.

The number of pedigree cattle in Kazakhstan has grown 2.5 times

The result of eight years of reforming the beef cattle breeding sector was an increase in breeding stock. According to data at the beginning of 2019, the number of pedigree cattle of all breeds in Kazakhstan amounted to 824,000 heads, or 11.5% of the total cattle population. For comparison, in 2011 this figure was 5.6% of the total livestock of 5.7 million heads of cattle or 319,000 breeding stock.

Dairy inspection results

Experts at the Laboratory for Quality and Safety of Animal and Plant Products, Feed and Environmental Objects of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) identified dairy products that do not comply with regulatory documentation.

Meat consumption in Europe is declining

According to the EU agricultural forecast for 2019-30, meat consumption per capita in the EU has so far shown an upward trend. But by 2030, meat consumption in the EU is expected to decline from 69.8 kg to 68.7 kg per capita.

U.S. soybeans rise on China purchase hopes

U.S. soybean futures rose in early trade on Friday, hovering below an 18-month high hit in the previous session, as bullish hopes that China will ramp up soy purchases following a recently struck trade deal supported the market.

Russian gasoline needs 4 million tons of grain

Now the Russian gasoline market is about 35 million tons, and to add 5% bioethanol, Russian producers must grow an additional 4 million tons of grain. In this case, varieties must have special properties. This and other topics were discussed at a meeting of the Expert Commission on the inclusion of varieties of corn and fodder crops in the State Register of selection achievements approved for use. The commission meeting was chaired by the head of the State Variety Commission Olga Lesnykh.

Omsk Reference Center confirms qualifications

The staff of the Expert Veterinary Laboratory of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) has confirmed the high level of their qualifications. In October, experts took part in the Interlaboratory comparative tests organized by the official provider - the All-Russian State Center for the Quality and Standardization of Medicines for Animals and Feeds.

The potential roads to recovery from African swine fever in China

In 2020, the EU is forecasting for Chinese pig meat production to hit a low of 34.5 million tonnes. Under the faster recovery scenario, production is forecast to reach pre-ASF levels in 2025, and continue growing to 2030. In the slower recovery scenario, production does not fully recover in the coming decade.

Omsk grain through the Northern Sea Route: Money or Environment?

Omsk livestock and poultry farms, as well as grain processors, are anxious about 2020 regarding plans for transshipment of Russian export grain from Omsk and Kurgan regions through the port of Sabetta (Yamal) for buyers in Southeast Asia. Such plans were confirmed by the Deputy Director of the Department of Development of the Northern Sea Route and Coastal Territories of the Directorate of the Northern Sea Route of Rosatom State Corporation Maxim Kulinko.  

Omsk veterinarians reported in December

December 1 - 20, 580 samples were received at the Expert Veterinary Laboratory of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member), with which 1020 tests were carried out. As a result, experts identified 20 cases of non-compliance with regulatory requirements.

Pushkinsky Meat Processing Plant updates technological equipment

Titan-Agro LLC (Omsky Biocluster member) is continuing to upgrade technological equipment at the Pushkinskiy Meat Processing Plant: in December, a centrifuge arrived for processing wool offal (legs, ears, tails), which are used in the manufacture of jellies, potions, liverwurst, broths and canned food.

Omsk soil is under biological load

The Expert Veterinary Laboratory of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) received seven soil samples for testing as a state task 'Technogenic soil pollution.'

Kazakhstan will double taxes on unused land

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed doubling taxes on unused land. "It is necessary to increase the basic tax rates for unused land from 10 to 20 times. It is also necessary to ensure a reduction in the period of non-use of agricultural land for forced withdrawal from the current two years to one year," Tokayev said at a meeting of the National Council of Public Confidence.