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Russia is Open for Your Business.

The United States is committed to supporting the trade and investment relationship between the United States and Russia in non-sanctioned sectors of the economy. The foreign Commercial Service (FCS) at the U.S. Mission in Russia serves as an important resource for both U.S. and Russian Businesses seeking to develop and expand new relationships. FCS had helped Russian and American firms introduce innovative technologies and increase investment, strengthening ties between our two countries. The inhumane cap imposed by the Russian Federation on our staff has reduced our in-country presence, limiting our ability to provide the full suite of services. Despite these restrictions, we remain committed to supporting American businesses in the Russian Federation and will provide assistance and information as resources allow.

Services for U.S. Companies

Proven Trade Expertise. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand your business in Russia, we offer the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. In addition, we will help you to develop trade finance and insurance strategies that align with your particular business objectives and help you complete your export transaction.

Our trade professionals will work with you to identify and tailor the right mix services listed below to achieve your exporting goals. Contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade professional in Russia for details.

Trade Counseling

Planning and Strategy

  • Create a comprehensive international business plan for entry or expansion into Russia.
  • Get ideas and cost-effective solutions to help achieve your business goals.

Legal and Regulatory Issues

  • Determine export licensing needs for shipping your products.
  • Understand and comply with global product standards, certification requirements, electricity regulations, and packaging laws.
  • Learn how to avoid intellectual property rights issues and legal disputes.

Documentation and Product Requirements

  • Learn about export documents, including Electronic Export Information filing, invoices, packing lists, and certificates of origin.
  • Verify the tariff rate for your product, as well as any import fees for a particular market.
  • Determine your product’s Schedule B and HS numbers.

Trade Problems

  • Get assistance with customs-related issues.
  • Obtain advocacy support if your company’s exports or Russia bids are adversely affected by a trade barrier or by market access issues.
  • Learn how to limit the risk of non-payment, and counselling if problems arise.

Trade Finance and Insurance

  • Formulate an export finance strategy leveraging loan programs provided by the Export-Import Bank of America, the Small Business Administration, and other trade finance organizations to reduce risk and enable your company to offer competitive terms of sale in Russia.
  • Get guidance on pricing your products and services to ensure competitiveness in the Russia markets while maximizing your profits.

Market Intelligence

Country and Industry Reports

  • Get accurate and detailed information—at no cost—from country and industry market reports , written by our in-country trade professionals.
  • Receive updates on new regulations, business trends, and government-financed projects [link to RSS/TIC Gadget].

Customized Market Research

  • Gauge the sales potential for your products or services with individualized reports on global markets.
  • Discover which factors influence prospective customers, identify your competitors, and obtain pricing for comparable products.

Background Reports

  • Learn about potential partners from our trade professionals working in Russia.
  • Order an international company report containing available sales, profit figures, potential liabilities, and other financial information.

Trade Data and Analysis

  • Get the latest annual and quarterly trade data by country, state, commodity, and year.
  • Find industry-specific trade data and analysis.
  • Obtain country-specific tariff and trade agreement information.

Business Matchmaking

Contact Lists

  • Identify potential Russia partners.
  • Market your firm directly to Russia companies.

Initial Market Check

You’re looking for business partners in Russia, but are unsure about using one of our Business Matchmaking services? You know that CS Russia can help U.S. exporters identify the most qualified potential business partners, but is the Russian market right for your product at this time?

Our Initial Market Check (IMC) report can help you determine if the market potential for your products/services merits further investigation or even travel to Russia. The service is designed for U.S. companies such as yours that need a general assessment of the Russian market for their products or services and to ascertain initial market interest. It is particularly useful if you are interested in one of our Business Matchmaking services but aren’t sure if the results will merit the investment, because it will help you determine the feasibility of conducting such a service; e.g., an International Partner Search (IPS) or Gold Key Service (GKS).

 

SME Company*

New SME Client

Large Company*

Price

$450

$225

$1,280

* A Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or self-certified as a small business under SBA regulations. A large company is defined as a firm with more than 500 employees. Subsidiaries will be classified based on the size of the parent company.

We will contact up to four industry leaders in Russia, present your company and products to them, gather their feedback, and prepare a report summarizing the results, including our recommendations for next steps. In addition, we will evaluate the competitive environment for your product and service and provide an opinion regarding the feasibility of entering the market. The preferred method for showing your company's products and information to Russian industry is your corporate web site or electronic catalog/brochure. You will receive a written report within 15 business days from receipt of payment and your web site address or electronic catalog.

But there’s more! If, within three months of receiving the IMC report, you decide to proceed with one of our Business Matchmaking services based on our findings, the fee you paid for the Initial Market Check will be deducted from the Gold Key or International Partner Search (or other service) fees.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Partner Search

  • Identify Russia potential partners and get detailed company reports.
  • Determine the marketability of your product or service in Russia.

Personalized Business Matchmaking

  • Meet one-on-one with pre-screened Russian buyers, sales representatives, and business partners through our Gold Key Service.
  • Leverage customized market briefings, research, and advice.

In-Country Promotions

  • Leverage customized venues to reach potential Russia partners and buyers.
  • Advertise in our official catalog of U.S. suppliers sent to nearly 400,000 international companies, including Russia potential buyers.
  • Feature your company on our Russian-language buyer-directed web site.

Trade Missions

  • Participate in official business development missions led by senior U.S. government leaders. Meet with Russia agents, distributors, government and industry officials, prospective customers, and U.S. Embassy officials.

Trade Shows

  • Use our International Buyer Program to meet with pre-screened buyers and receive export counselling at major U.S. trade shows.
  • Exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion at Russia international trade fairs.
  • Let us distribute your marketing literature at Russia international trade shows.

Commercial Diplomacy

  • Overcome trade obstacles to successfully enter the Russia market.
  • Benefit from coordinated U.S. government engagement with the Russia government to protect U.S. business interests.
  • Access U.S. government trade advocacy for your Russia government procurement bids.

Contact us today to connect with a world of opportunity.


The U.S. Commercial Service in the U.S. Mission in Moscow organized a luncheon for the American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
  • On September 20, 2017, the U.S. Commercial Service in the U.S. Mission in Moscow organized a luncheon for the American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, featuring Deputy Chief of Mission Anthony Godfrey and Consul General Laurence Tobey. During the luncheon, the group discussed the current state of U.S. - Russia bilateral relations and visa operations following the Russian Government mandated personnel reduction.  Minister Counselor Michael Lally also presented the U.S. Commercial Service Russia team, key business functions, and new sector areas.
  • On the same day, the U.S. Commercial Service in the U.S. Mission in Saint Petersburg organized an informational coffee for American Chamber of Commerce Saint Petersburg Executive Committee members, hosted by the U.S. Consul General, Tom Leary. The Consul General provided an update on U.S. Russia relations and recent developments, Acting Consular Chief Mary Ermil explained changes in visa processing following the recent staff drawdown at the request of the Russian government and Principal Commercial Officer Heather Byrnes explained that the Commercial Service continues to support U.S. business in St. Petersburg in non-sanctioned sectors as well as the American Chamber of Commerce and its members.

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