The priority of Russian manufacturers over international has been statutory affirmed. The corresponding Government order, defining the principles and conditions of providing the priority, has been signed and will be effective as of January 1, 2017. It will assist in implementation of powers of the Russian Government, provided for in clause 1, part 8, article 3 of the Federal law of July 18, 2011 No223-FZ “On Purchase of Commodities, Works and Services by Specific Types of Legal Entities”
The document signed endows public entities legitimate justification to give priority to Russian manufacturers, which should encourage development of all sectors of Russian economy, including pharmaceutical industry. According to Dmitry Medvedev, purchase of pharmaceutical products is a specific issue, requiring accurate and well-balanced approach, as it concerns human health and live. But here local manufacturers will also be supported, so that to make medical aid more accessible to wider population.