As we have already noted, one of the key aspects in the radical restructuring of foreign economic operations in the USSR is providing science-production and production enterprises and associations, as well as other organizations, with direct access to foreign markets. This chiefly involves those industrial organizations that have substantial export capacity. On 19 August 1986 the CPSU Central Committee and the USSR Council of Ministers confirmed the list of large associations, enterprises, and other organizations that will have direct access to foreign markets and within which will be created foreign trade companies. They are situated in many cities across the Soviet Union (the majority are located outside of Moscow), and they operate under various branch-ministries and departments. And it is planned in the future to provide other industrial organizations with such access. Decisions on this question are made by the State Foreign Economic Commission of the Council of USSR Ministers.