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Presentation of Practical Guide on Import Substitution in Russia

hosted by Embassy of Switzerland and Swiss Business Hub Russia


Past event
02 June 2016, 09:00 - 11:00 UTC +00:00

Import Substitution and Localisation of Production have become very important topics for foreign companies with activities on the Russian market. Traditionally imported products have to be increasingly substituted by ‘Made in Russia’. Some foreign companies, especially SME, see this trend mainly as a threat to their business in Russia. Others have also discovered the interesting potential behind Import Substitution which can even create new market opportunities in specific sectors, e.g. in the agricultural or food processing sector.

“There is nothing more constant than change” – it might be not quite sure whether Heraclitus was really the source of this quote but it is definitely true for the dynamics of the Russian legislation on import substitution. New laws, bylaws, resolutions and orders are created every year and month, and foreign companies have to cope with changing frame conditions and uncertainty. Therefore, the Swiss Business Hub Russia takes great pains to offer practical information on the various aspects, may it be opportunities or threats, of Import Substitution.

We are pleased to invite you to the presentation of our new Practical Guide on Import Substitution in Russia, jointly developed with the law firm CMS Russia.


9.00 am

Registration and Welcome Coffee

9.30 am

Welcome by Mr. Yves Morath, Director of Swiss Business Hub Russia, and Mr. Stephan Weiss, General Manager of German Centre for Industry and Trade Moscow

9.40 am

Presentation by Dr. Thomas Heidemann, CMS Russia:
Import Substitution and Localisation in Russia – Introduction & Regulatory impact in industry sector

10.10 am

Q&A Session & Networking

11.00 am

End of Event

To register please write an e-mail. The number of participants is limited.