The adoption of draft law No. 3739 "On Public Procurement", which provides for the mandatory presence of the Ukrainian component (24-40% of localization from 2021 and 40-60% from 2024) and the implementation of a government decree on the localization of production in public procurement in the field of mechanical engineering are delayed, the external confrontation of those interested in this is intensifying. This is stated in appeal of Ukrainian machine builders to the government.
“We demand to stop the destruction of the domestic industry to please importers, to put things in order in public procurement, which today does not take into account the potential of about 4,000 domestic enterprises - manufacturers of components or final products. Do not trust the newly-minted experts from the supervisory boards of state-owned enterprises - monopolists, acting against the interests of Ukraine, and give priority to Ukrainian-made products, ”says the document published on the website of the Kryukov Carriage Works (KVSZ).
The company noted that the Ukrainian industry is now going through a difficult period. At a time when domestic enterprises, due to the lack of orders, are forced to reduce or stop their activities, the level of imports only in state public procurement of engineering products exceeds 50%. Therefore, the funds of the Ukrainian taxpayers replenish the budgets of other countries. The domestic economy, on the other hand, is declining, factories are shutting down, Ukrainians who have recently worked at successful powerful enterprises are wandering in search of work.