A “BALSAM” FOR DIESEL ENGINES
Naftan Oil Refinery has started manufacturing new motor oils for diesel engines.
The import-substituting product is designed for lubrication systems of highly accelerated modern diesel engines of trucks, buses, road-building and other mobile equipment.
Naftan D3 oils have successfully passed laboratory and motor bench tests in the test centers of NAMI-CIEM, Science and Technology Center of KAMAZ and Minsk Motor Plant. They have an increased lifespan compared with motor oil of the G2 group, they last at least 1.3-1.5 times longer depending on operating conditions.
The main advantages of the new product include high antioxidant and dispersant properties, the ability to provide reliable protection against wear, corrosion and formation of high temperature deposits in harsh environments. approved by the commission for economic competitiveness.
These plans of action include the following sections:
1. Measures to reduce imports of the first group of products (goods which domestic production is insufficient). In this case, the basic criterion of efficiency is the reduction of a deficit of foreign trade in these goods;
2. The list of import-substituting goods, which production will be ramped up under the existing government, scientific, technical, sectoral (regional) programs, individual activities and plans of government bodies. The main criterion of efficiency is the value growth of output of import-substituting products;
3. List of commodities of the third group (goods not produced in the country), which production will be launched or ramped up. The main criterion of efficiency is the number of commodities which production will be established in the country;
4. Measures to reduce the import content of manufactured products. The main criterion of efficiency is reducing the import component in products.
This approach to import substitution will enable us to achieve the following targets in 2011-2015:
- to stay away from small import-substituting projects and focus on commodities which generate the bulk of the trade deficit;
- increase the responsibility of government members;
- avoid complaints from trading partners regarding the provision of prohibited subsidies within the targeted programs of import substitution;
- make the work on import substitution more efficient.
It is estimated that these measures will ensure the production of import-substituting products worth more than $7 billion in 2011.
In order to further improve the efficiency of import substitution, the Government adopted Resolution No. 1498 of 18 October 2010 “On improving the procedures guiding the formation of national, regional and sectoral programs and on making additions and amendments to Resolution No. 404 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 31 March 2009”. According to this resolution, the developers of the programs for 2011-2015 that envisage the use of imported goods need to justify the use of such products and offer measures to reduce the import-content of investment projects and substitute imported products by indigenous goods.