4 April 2017
Optical fiber has officially received the status of the Russian product
On the 4th of April, 2017 the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation confirmed the production of standard optical fiber with low water peak E3 (G652d) for communication systems by "Optic fiber Systems" JSC in Russian Federation.
The status of a product manufactured in the territory of the Russian Federation gives an opportunity to prevail over similar products of foreign origin.
According to the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 925 of September 16th, 2016 purchase under FZ-223 gives a 15% priority for products manufactured in the Russian Federation including optical fiber and fiber optic cable.
Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 9 of January 14th, 2017 prohibits the purchase of cables and cable fittings of non-Russian origin for the needs of the national defense and security.
Optical fiber cable is considered to be produced in the territory of the Russian Federation (in accordance with the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 719 of July 17th, 2015) if two obligatory conditions are fulfilled for 2017:
1. The percentage of the cost of Russian goods used in the production is more than 40% of the cable price,
2. Use of the optical fiber produced in the territory of the countries that are members of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Thus, the state creates conditions for the implementation of the import substitution course in the cable industry. This will help cable manufacturers to increase the degree of their products localization by using Russian components.