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Presentation of Practical Guide on Import Substitution in Russia

German Centre for Industry and Trade Moscow, Prospect Andropova 18, Corpus 6.

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, we are pleased to invite you to the presentation of our new Practical Guide on Import Substitution in Russia, jointly developed with Embassy of Switzerland, Swiss Business Hub Russia, which will take place on Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 09:00 – 11:00 at German Centre for Industry and Trade Moscow.


09:00 – 09:30: Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30 – 09:40: 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
09:40 - 10:10: Presentation by Dr. Thomas Heidemann, CMS Russia: Import Substitution and Localisation in Russia – Introduction & Regulatory impact in industry sector
10:10 – 10:30: Q&A Session & Networking
Ca. 11:00: End of Event

The participation at the event is free and the Practical Guide on Import Substitution will be distributed to all participants. To take part please register at the email-address [email protected] before Friday, 27th of May 2016. As the number of participants is limited, the ‘first come, first serve’ principle will apply.

Looking forward to seeing you there!