The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) is proactively engaged in multilateral collaboration with the international partners.
The platform is jointly established by the Silk Road International Chamber of Commerce (SRCIC) and Silkroad Network Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
The online Silk Road platform integrates chambers of commerce communication, investment and financing, consulting, international trade, information exchange, intermediary services, expert consultation and other commercial and service functions with the aim to make more efficient and convenient communication in terms of information, capital, trade and goods among countries along “the Belt and Road”, to create more economic and trade cooperation and investment opportunities, and to promote communication, exchange and development among different chambers of commerce, institutions and enterprises.
In the future, eSilkroad platform will continue to uphold the innovative concept of “Internet + International Chambers of Commerce + Silk Road” while increasing cross-border logistics platform, cross-border trade platform, national cloud computing platform and other functional modules.
In 2013 the RSPP coordinated the B20 process within the Russian G20 presidency. The B20 Troika plus coordinating mechanism was established for ensuring continuity of the B20 process bringing together the previous, current and future B20 chairs. In 2014 Alexander Shokhin, RSPP President, participates in the B20 Troika.
Accession to the OECD is one of the Russian key foreign policy priorities. The RSPP has an observer status in the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC). Participating in the BIAC the RSPP promotes the Russian business community interests in the Organization.
BRICS is an informal forum of five emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Russia has taken the initiative of drafting the Strategy for the BRICS economic cooperation. Currently the BRICS members discuss a draft of the Economic Cooperation Strategy. The RSPP participates in the Strategy`s discussion.
On 22 August 2012, the Russian Federation formally joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), although the Russian WTO rules adaptation programme was not fully implemented. Russia’s WTO membership drives the need for the efficient business advocacy mechanisms and vulnerable sectors protection policy.
The SCO Business Council
The Business Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was established in 2006 in order to promote economic cooperation between the member states, as well as to establish the comprehensive dialogue between the SCO business circles on trade and investment issues.
APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)
ABAC was established by the APEC Leaders in November 1995 to provide cooperation between the forum and APEC business community. The ABAC`s main aim is the elaboration of proposals for strengthening cooperation and recommendations on APEC decisions implementation affecting the business.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration).
International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI)
The International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI), an advisory body with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) was established in February 2008 as a platform for foreign and Russian businesses dialogue with Russian authorities. The ICCI brings together leading foreign investors in Russia’s economy, business associations and chambers of commerce.
The RSPP collaborates with the Association of European Businesses (AEB) on a wide range of issues, including the International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI) activities. The RSPP and AEB organize joint events and carry out the assessments of the business climate in Russia.