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June 2017
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The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC)
Regional Partner

The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC),a premier trade association based in Washington, DC with an office in Moscow, represents the trade and investment interests of its U.S. and Russian member companies. The USRBC seeks to expand and enhance the U.S.-Russian commercial relationship by engaging in advocacy efforts with both the U.S. and Russian governments on behalf of its members; assisting member companies with troubleshooting and new business development; providing information and analyses to support business decisions; and facilitating access and networking opportunities, including briefings with government officials and private-sector leaders.

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The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR)
Regional Partner

The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR) is an independent lobbying body that represents and promotes the economic interests of its Franco-Russian member companies.

The CCIFR has been operating in Moscow since 1997, when the Le Club France was created. The business club developed naturally, becoming the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2006 after becoming a member of the Union of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry abroad (UCCIFE), the first private network of French companies in the world, represented in 78 countries and incorporating over 25,000 companies.

Led by a team of permanent professionals under the authority of 18 volunteer administrators, the CCIFR is a nonprofit association financed mainly by contributions from its 300 members. Receiving no public subsidies, and not being under any kind of governmental supervision, the CCIFR is the legitimate, objective and independent voice of the Franco-Russian business community.

Its work is concentrated in 3 main areas of activity:

  • Building the business community: organization and staging of sectoral committees (Customs/Logistics/Certification, Tax & Accounting, Marketing & PR, HR), business presentations and B2B meetings, cultural events, and delegations from regional companies;
  • Lobbying: consultations and dialogues with French and Russian private and public policy makers, with support of its numerous partners (business communities, governments, politicians and regional organizations). The CCIFR has signed cooperation agreements with more than fifteen governments and Chambers of Commerce and Industry in various Russian regions;
  • Support for companies: support for establishing and developing French businesses in Russia, and Russian investment in France.

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The Belgian–Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
Regional Partner

The Belgian–Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia promotes economic and trade relations between the Russian Federation and the Belgium–Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU). 

The purview of the Belgian–Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia is very wide in scope, and encompasses trade-missions, international networking, conferences, roundtables, and other events highlighting business opportunities.

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Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Regional Partner

JETRO is a state institution established on the basis of a specific law to expand trade and investment between Japan and other countries. Since it was established more than 20 years ago – in February 1993 – the JETRO representative office in Moscow has been actively working to develop foreign economic ties and investment cooperation between Japan and Russia, in close cooperation with Russia’s federal and regional authorities as well as public organizations.

JETRO is a non-profit organization. Its goal is the harmonious development of Japan’s external trade and capital investments.

The main functions of JETRO are to provide information services, consulting services, and business development programmes (seminars, exhibitions, training programmes, etc.).

JETRO is the largest and most effective business information centre in Japan for foreign businesses wishing to develop ties with Japan.

The official JETRO website features the Trade Tie-up Promotion Program (TTPP), which was developed by JETRO and enables organizations to present proposals online and find business partners in Japan. The TTPP system is free, open to all, and contains an extensive databank on cooperation in the following areas: import/export, technology transfer, mutual investment, trade relations, office services (including translation and legal services), and market research.