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Russia will attempt to reduce unprocessed timber exports in the near future
Russia will attempt to reduce unprocessed timber exports in the near future, Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov said at the 2nd Russian-Finnish Timber Summit in Helsinki. He noted that measures to increase the degree of timber processing in Russia had been included in the draft Forest Code. According to him, the draft code is designed to create the prerequisites for a new type of ecologically responsible lumber enterprises. The code also provided for a new type of cooperation between the authorities, lumber business and society, as well as for a system of monitoring the origin and movement of timber to combat illegal cutting. He said the code also contained a regulation to improve the investment climate - lease term was increased to 99 years. He said that in 2005, Western European ministers would meet in Russia to discuss forestry management. "Today we have started preparations for the Western European ministers' conference in Russia in 2005," Mr. Fradkov said. He said Russia supported the EU's initiative to counter the illegal deforestation. He also noted that according to experts, illegal felling in Russia did not surpass 5%. "But this is not a small amount," he said. He asked his Finnish colleagues not to decrease their attention to this problem, which is also a basis for corruption. Mr. Fradkov said he expected his Finnish colleagues to effectively use their experience. Apart from that, he said it was important to avoid unnecessary competition between the sides and to create relations that would ensure a stable and inexhaustible forest management to preserve biological diversity. Mr. Fradkov said that an important element in this case was to attract Finnish timber businesses to Russia. "The $211 million of direct Finnish investments does not meet the real potential of our partnership," he said
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