The Government has numerous projects designed to sustain Romania's re-industrialization, a country having security and independence when it has industry, said in Timisoara ( north -west of Bucharest ), Minister - Delegate for small and medium-sized enterprises Maria Grapini .
"The Government has a re-industrialization strategy for Romania, it wants to resume something that has been discontinued ( after 1990 — editor's note) ; that chain was broken, abandoned, a lot of time the Romanian industry was dealt with in bulk. I think that we need different policies and seek to influence this in favor of the industry. It does not mean that we do not also want foreign investors, but we should have a safety net", the Minister said.
But to develop the domestic industry it is required to protect the Romanian products against those from import, which are not always of the best quality, but at much lower prices, the local entrepreneurs complaining against it, Grapini stressed.
At the same time, she announced that "Let's buy a quality Romanian product" project has been launched, by which the sale of local goods is stimulated.
The Minister underlined that, if we continue to buy goods from abroad and if we do not choose the Romanian ones, we will contribute to a decrease in the number of jobs, instead of stimulating the creation of new ones. She insisted that the promotion of Romanian products should not be made only by the Romanian producer, but by all the authorities, from the local ones to the Government. One such project , devised by Grapini, is considering the organization of two large fairs in Bucharest, in 2014 ( spring-summer and autumn-winter ), where only Romanian brands will be presented from a wide range of products, from furniture to clothing.
Maria Grapini has announced that, starting this year, the entrepreneurs can benefit of a deduction from the tax paid to the state, a share of 50 percent from research spending.
The Minister for SMEs and Tourism participated in the official inauguration of the new location where Timisoara-based company Elba is to run its operations, giving it as an example for the manner in which the management succeeded in times of economic crisis, with 100 percent domestic capital, without state aid.AGERPRES