A meeting of the Working Group on the development of business ties and trade and economic relations of the Russian-American Presidential Commission chaired by the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Elvira Nabiullina and U.S
27.04.10Commerce Secretary Gary Locke was held on April 27, 2010 in Washington, DC.
The sides discussed issues related to economic efficiency, resource conservation and modernization of production, export controls, management training, the climate for trade and investment development, visa and work permits, customs cooperation, the development of small and medium enterprises, the barriers which exist on the way to access markets, development of cooperation in the field of public procurement of goods, works and services.
Representatives of business also spoke at the meeting and made suggestions for the development of interaction between business and government agencies in both countries. Participants agreed on further steps in the discussed areas of cooperation.
During the meeting, the Working Group signed a bilateral memorandum on promoting bilateral investments, including, inter alia, the formation of a single organizational center of interaction between Russian and American investors on the basis of Economic Development of Russia and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Industry and Trade, FCS and FMS attended the meeting of the Working Group on the Russian side and the representatives of Ministry of Trade, the State Department's Office of Trade Representative and other agencies on the American side.
Minister Elvira Nabiullina spoke at a roundtable titled "Russia and the U.S Business Dialogue ."
On June 17, 2010 Minister Elvira Nabiullina spoke at a roundtable titled "US-Russia Business dialogue", held at the XIV International Economic Forum at St. Petersburg.
The round table was attended by A. Shokhin, the President of RUIE, A. Fursenko, the Minister of Education and Science, A. Denisov, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, R. Hormats, the Deputy Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, E. Sommers, the President of American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, V. Vekselberg, the President of Non-profit Development Fund Center for development and commercialization, B. Titov, the chairman of the OOO Delovaya Rossiya , A. Mordashov, the Director General of OAO Severstal, the heads of Russian and American business associations and companies.