Scrap of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals International Forum and MIR-Expo exhibition will be held on April 12-14 in Moscow for the 17th time. The event will take place at the following address: Hyatt Regency Moscow – Petrovsky Park 5* hotel (Moscow, Leningradsky pr., 36).
More than 1,000 market leaders take part in the event each year. Among them are raw materials consumers, waste processors and utilisers, manufacturers and technology suppliers, leading experts, rating and industry media.
The past year has challenged the entire global economy because of the pandemic; this year business processes are already adapting to the new geopolitical situation. The metallurgical sector in Russia was among the first to show positive dynamics and to begin overcoming the crisis. At the same time, the procurement of scrap metals, which is the foundation of the raw material security of metallurgy, turned out to be at risk due to regulatory restrictions and lack of state support measures.
To support the smooth and efficient operation of the scrap market during this transition period, the industry community of scrap processors, represented by the Association NSRO RUSLOM.COM, has developed proposals as part of the List of Priority Measures to Enhance the Regulatory and Legal Framework for the Scrap and Waste of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Industry, which is intended by the Government of the Russian Federation to be implemented in 2021-2023.
In particular, it is expected to introduce predominantly non-cash payments for scrap handed over by citizens and the abolition of personal income tax on income gained from such operations. The increasing of administrative responsibility and fines for the illegal turnover of scrap while removing licensing administrative barriers for trustworthy players are also provided for. In addition, solutions on how to involve hard-to-reach and unaccounted scrap in the re-circulation are outlined. These categories include scrap from the Arctic zones, flooded ships, distressed and abandoned facilities, as well as end-of-life vehicles and equipment. The Association is confident that the reforms under the List, launched in 2021, cannot be postponed; it is necessary to intensify their implementation, supplemented with state support measures.
The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian scrap collection industry. This is a difficult but an extremely important year for the sector, which not a long time ago – in 2021 – was officially recognised as an independent industry. Today, the state welcomes more the freedom of entrepreneurship and the business initiative of the professional community, and gradually transforms the industry into a self-regulated one.
This year, the business programme will address the anti-crisis agenda of the industry, support of business, and new market trends. The focus is on establishing sales, financing and restoring logistics supply chains for ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metal scrap, preventing a decrease in scrap collection, as well as improving the regulatory framework and implementing government strategic documents in the field of industry and ecology.
The business programme of the event includes the following:
- A strategic session with the participation of the State Duma deputies, representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Eurasian Economic Commission, relevant departments of the Moscow Government, and other representatives of state bodies.
- Sessions on markets of copper, aluminium, lead, rare earth and precious metals, scrap of ferrous metals, electrical waste and electronic equipment.
- A special session on working with the banking sector in the context of economic sanctions.
- A round table on foreign economic activity, including bans, duties, and quotas for scrap exports in 2022.
- A round table on anti-crisis marketing in the field of metallurgy and scrap collection.
Special attention will be paid to the reform of control and supervision activities and antimonopoly regulation in the scrap and metal waste industry during a seminar for the executive bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and delegates from the regions of the country.
In addition, a joint meeting of the Industry Committee for the Development of the Circular Economy of the Chamber of Commerce of Russia and Association NSRO RUSLOM.COM will be held on the topic of dismantling buildings and structures and working with construction waste.
The event features a unique format of non-stop networking. The integration of the business programme and the exhibition will allow the participants to work as efficiently as possible on the business site, combining theory with practice and communication.
The Forum is held by Rating Agency Rusmet LLC, established in 1997.
Founded in 1997, Rusmet Rating Agency LLC is a rating agency that develops a system of industry rating and analysis of market prices and their indices in the sphere of metal circulation, metal products, and scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The company provides a wide range of services, the main ones are analytical studies of the metal scrap market, market prices as well as the reliability assessment of the entities involved in the process of collecting, storing, processing, and selling scrap and metal waste.