“A mobile phone has a processor that in 80% of cases is developed in the UK and in 20% of cases – in the US. That processor was manufactured somewhere in South East Asia, while memory chips are from South Korea. At least three countries participate in this cooperation,” said Yuri Ammosov, Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center, on Ren-TV.
At least three countries take part in the production of every gadget
It is extremely difficult these days to make a cheap and good-quality electronic device within one country, experts note, and Russia is not ready for an ‘import substitution breakthrough’ in this area yet. However, many imported goods can and should be replaced with domestically sourced goods, experts are sure.
On the whole, experts pilloried the import substitution document developed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, calling it a list for the sake of a list.