As UNIAN reports, he said this during a meeting with members of the Business Council.
Azarov said that domestic light industry is developing very poorly. "We are at the edge. What kind of a country of 45 million which does not produce anything in terms of light industry? Each of us sitting here has imported suits, imported shirts, imported ties, imported shoes. Where to go next? We have "arrived" already. It is time to take the most, let's say, radical measures that will allow us to rise," said the Prime Minister.
He stressed that the establishment of the situation in the industry is necessary not only to create favorable conditions for the development of our own production but also to protect the market from low-quality cheap import. "There is a set of measures needed here. Not only tax, credit (preferences), but also quality control of what we import, and significant barriers on the border for low-quality consumer goods. Serious barriers," said Azarov.