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USRBC's Upcoming and Recent Events

USRBC Discussion on Russia’s Economic and Political Outlook for 2018

February 28, 2018

USRBC held a discussion on “Russia’s Economic and Political Outlook for 2018” with Dr. Vadim Grishin, Consultant to the International Finance Corporation’s Chief Economist, in the Washington, DC office of Miller & Chevalier Chartered. Mr. Grishin gave an overview of the Russian government’s economic policy priorities in the context of the March presidential election and anticipated accelerating economic growth. He also discussed the viability of possible economic reform paths and competing policy priorities.

The Council would like to thank Miller & Chevalier for sponsoring this event.

Russia Sanctions – Lessons Learned and Lessons Being Learned

February 5, 2018

On the heels of the recent announcement on sanctions related to Russia’s defense and intelligence sectors and a series of Administration Russia-related reports to Congress under CAATSA, USRBC presented a program featuring former and current U.S. government officials to examine the U.S. sanctions regime against Russia, its genesis and distinctions from other U.S. sanctions regimes, and a review of the latest Russia sanctions developments.

USRBC Monthly Meeting With the U.S. Department of State

April 5, 2018

The next USRBC members-only monthly meeting with the U.S. Department of State's Russia Desk this year will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. In these meetings we are regularly joined by the Director for the Russia Desk, Nicholas Berliner, or the Deputy Director, Ruta Elvikis, as well as the economic team led by Hayward Alto and including Mary Harrington. The meetings provide an excellent opportunity for members to receive an up-to-date briefing by the State Department's Russia specialists on the geopolitical bilateral agenda in an intimate setting, while ensuring that key government officials stay current on relevant bilateral commercial matters.  Please click in the Details button below for registration details and to see all of the monthly meeting dates in 2018 for your planning purposes.

USRBC-AmCham-EEC Conference on Eurasian Integration

December 7, 2017

T he U.S.-Russia Business Council, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), held a conference in Moscow on "Eurasian Economic Integration: New Challenges and Opportunities."   The conference featured EEC Chairman Tigran Sargsyan and EEC ministers who discussed the future of Eurasian integration and provided in-depth looks into customs policies, technical regulations (particularly pertianing to the pharmaceuticals and medical devices markets) and competition policy.  The conference also addressed the best practices of mutlinational companies operating in the Eurasian market.

USRBC Moscow Corporate Intelligence and Due Diligence Conference

December 8, 2017

The USRBC, in cooperation with member companies KPMG and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, hosted a discussion in Moscow on "Localizing and Protecting Your Business in Russia: Corporate Intelligence, Due Diligence and Compliance."  The event drew from government officials and experts in the field to review current investment incentives as well as guidelines to properly vet potential partners and suppliers.  As companies look to increase their local presence in Russia, particularly for those interested in establishing or expanding a manufacturing base, this discussion helped with strategies to reduce risks and ensure successful investments.

USRBC Roundtable Breakfast with RF Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin

October 13, 2017

USRBC hosted a roundtable breakfast with  RF Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin  at St. Regis Washington, DC.  Minister Oreshkin highlighted his Ministry’s economic reform agenda and macroeconomic policy direction for the coming years, as well as areas of potential interest for foreign investors.  Minister Oreshkin asserted that ensuring high levels of competition in the Russian economy will be a key to generating strong economic growth, regardless of the level of state involvement.  At the same time, he stressed the need to increase capital investment, boost labor productivity and jumpstart the digitalization of the Russian economy as important aspects of sustained growth. 

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