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Preliminary results of the first year of implementing the project of forming «new image» of trade missions were summed up in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

31.10.13

The meeting of the agency heads with trade representatives of the Russian Federation devoted to the consideration of the results of the first year of implementing the priority project of the Ministry relative to forming «new image» of trade missions was held on October 31, 2013 in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation has been implementing this project based on the Concept of forming «new image» of trade missions of the Russian Federation in foreign countries in 2012-2016 since autumn of 2012.

«Our activity relative to «new image» of trade missions, work with businesses and for businesses was targeted with a clear definition of objectives, with clear evaluation monitoring system, and this activity begins to produce results», - said the Minister Alexey Ulyukaev in his opening statement commenting on the results of the first «pilot» year. Currently, more than 200 joint projects are being implemented, more than 150 of which are the projects with the largest domestic companies, and more than 50 projects are the projects with companies of the subjects of the Russian Federation, and the portfolio of projects of Russian companies supported by trade missions is more than $ 25 billion U.S. dollars.

Defining the step of bringing the activities of trade missions in compliance with modern conditions of development of international trade, economic and investment environment as the key objective Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Likhachev stressed that the desire to solve this problem had been received well by the businesses. «This is just what we can represent as actually implemented start of the project not only within the country but also in the scale of our participation in the host countries», - noted Alexey Likhachev.

96 agreements have been signed by October 31, 2013. These agreements have the purpose of creating favorable conditions of foreign economic activities for Russian companies from the side of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation with the involvement of trade missions. 40 agreements have been signed with regions; 46 agreements have been signed with large companies; 10 agreements have been signed with business associations. The experience of holding «contact exchange» was recognized as successful experience at the meeting. This «contact exchange» was attended by all Russian trade representatives in foreign countries and about 120 people from the side of business (among them there were representatives of 32 large Russian companies, 15 regions, 11 regional export support centers); there were 445 meetings on the interests of countries during this event.

In the framework of the meeting the signing of agreements on cooperation in the sphere of foreign economic activities between the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Astrakhan region, CJSC Group of Companies RusGazEngineering was implemented. The agreements were signed by the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shohin, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin, Vice-Governor - Chairman of Astrakhan region Government Konstantin Markelov, the President of CJSC Group of Companies RusGazEngineering Ilshat Valiullin. The Minister Alexey Ulyukaev signed this agreement from the side of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

As a result of activities of trade missions in 2013 the following missions were awarded: Trade mission of the Russian Federation in the Kyrgyz Republic in the category «The best trade mission 2013», Trade mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Nicaragua in the category «The best trade mission 2013 on support of foreign economic projects», Trade mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the category «The best trade mission 2013 on the organization and conducting business missions»; Trade mission of the Russian Federation in the United States of America and the Republic of Belarus in the category «The best trade mission 2013 on identifying and eliminating trade barriers»; Trade mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Armenia in the category «The best trade mission 2013 in the field of information and analytical support».






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