In the course of the meeting of the Committee on Economic Policy, Budget and Finance, the deputies considered amendments to the law “On additional measures aimed at stabilizing the PMR economy”, presented for the second reading. The leadership of the Union of Industrialists, Agrarians and Intrepreneurs of Pridnestrovie, directors of light industry enterprises took part in the discussion of law-in-draft.
The law-in-draft was developed with the aim of supporting the organizations of the shoe and clothing industry to retain their skilled workers and attract new workers to the main production. At the moment, there is an acute shortage of production personnel, namely, workers involved in the manufacture of footwear and garments. The lack of personnel is due, above all, to the low level of remuneration and large outflow of workers to enterprises in neighboring countries, according to business leaders.
The government proposes to reduce the coefficient applied to the tax rate on income when working with the customer-provided raw materials from 1.7 to 1.05. At the same time, the state sets a mutually acceptable condition for industrialists: the average annual increase in the average wage of seamstresses and workers directly involved in the manufacture of footwear must be at least 7% annually.
Deputies of the Committee shared the concerns of heads of enterprises related to the outflow of workers and supported amendments to the second reading of the law-in-draft. The document will be submitted to the next plenary meeting.
The deputies of the Committee supported the changes and additions to the state program of privatization, proposed by the government, which concerned the list of objects of state-owned property to be privatized in 2018–2019. The list is supplemented by 8 organizations in the new edition. Questions arose only on some objects included in the new list. In addition, the Committee did not support the additional costs of conducting an independent assessment of state-owned objects that were supposed to pay for the work of experts invited from abroad. The parliamentarians suppose that there are enough specialists in our state who can conduct such an assessment independently and at a high level.