The Finance Ministry has proposed to double the mandatory quota for small and medium business in purchases of the state, increasing it from 15% to 30%. Entrepreneurs are willing to expand the quota, but would that happen with a mandatory share in the procurement of state-owned companies, which the Ministry of Finance yet does not promise. For such customers, the White house is now occupied by the quotas of a different kind — the government yesterday considered amendments on the introduction of state-owned companies the obligation to specify in the procurement contracts of the country of origin of goods that the authorities can monitor the performance of fresh rules on quotas for domestic producers.The Finance Ministry has proposed to double the quota of small businesses in the procurement of the state — from 15% to 30%. This initiative is aimed to first Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov — if approved it will be shipped in the upcoming “optimization” package of amendments to the law on public procurement (FZ-44). The introduction of this bill to the state Duma, according to Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Lavrov, is scheduled for July 16. The amendments already have measures to reduce the financial burden on small business. For example, the results of the independent guarantees of regional guarantee organizations and VEB.Of the Russian Federation to ensure contractual obligations — in addition to the Bank guarantees (see “Kommersant” on June 1).Recall that for such purchases there is a special regulation: private enforcement procedures, short-term payments for supplies by the customer within 15 days and so on. According to the head of “OPORA Russia” Alexander Kalinin, entrepreneurs have been proposed to increase the quota, because the demand for the products of the small business helps to achieve the objectives of the relevant national project — increase in the share of SMEs in national production to 32.5% by 2024.Member of General Council of “Business Russia” Alexey mostovshikov notes that state support of SMEs should include including control of contractors: “Entrepreneurs say a lot of loopholes in public procurement. For example, customers put specific requirements to the order received known providers”. In addition, the business hopes to increase the quota of purchases is not only the state but also state-owned companies (FL-223). So far, however, according to “Kommersant”, according to discussions with officials during a pandemic entrepreneurs agreed with the logic of the Ministry of Finance to begin the edit FZ-223 only after completion of FZ-44. In the Finance Ministry say that after the recent increase of quotas for SMEs in the procurement of state-owned companies to 20% of the new increase is not planned.Yesterday, the government considered the draft amendments to the Federal law № 223 the obligation of the customer to include in the contracts information about the country of origin of the goods. This information will enable the government to monitor the implementation of state-owned companies fresh, compulsory share purchases from from��domestic manufacturers — list quaterwave products and the size of the quotas, the White house is yet to be determined (see “Kommersant” on 5 June). At the same time such information will allow to take into account the share of purchases from Russian suppliers for the national projects — the idea of quotas is also being actively discussed by the supporters of protectionism.Along with the regulatory support of business authorities continue to make financial injections in the social sphere. Yesterday, besides the changes of the budgetary legislation in order to increase public spending the government has distributed a new batch of funds to help people. In connection with the renewal of the “presidential benefit” Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the allocation of the reserve Fund of RUB 7.5 billion for clinicians working with patients with coronavirus and 3.5 billion roubles for social workers. Also, the authorities allocate over 4 billion rubles for the creation of temporary jobs, including temporary work at enterprises, perevodchik employees to part-time employment. In total, according to the White house, this will allow you to temporarily employ more than 80 thousand people.Diana Galieva, Eugene Kryuchkov