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New Appointments at the IOE Secretariat

14 December

Upon the decision of the Roberto Suárez Santos IOE Secretary-General  and  in recognition of his qualities, skills and firm commitment towards the IOE,  I would like to announce the appointment of Matthias Thorns as Deputy Secretary-General, effective 1 January 2019.

Members of the International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI) summarized the 2018 work outcomes and priorities for the future

12 December

The meeting of the International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI) under the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) was organized in Moscow on 11 December 2018 under the chairmanship of RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin. The event was attended by the representatives of the Russian governmental authorities, including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and Rospatent, ICCI member companies, business associations and experts.

Director of the RSPP Center for Multilateral Cooperation Mr. Sergey Mikhnevich moderated the Roundtable “Big Eurasian Partnership: Current Challenges and Trends (Regional Perspective)”

5 December

The Roundtable “Big Eurasian Partnership: Current Challenges and Trends (Regional Perspective)” in the framework of the International Forum “Orenburg – Heart of the Eurasia” was organized in Orenburg city on 6 December 2018.

Japan succeeded the G20 and B20 presidency from Argentina

2 December

On 2 December 2018, Japan succeeded the G20 and B20 presidency from Argentina. KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) will lead the B20 work in 2019.

Director of the RSPP Center for Multilateral Cooperation Sergey Mikhnevich addressed the international conference “European investors in the industrial projects in Russia”

30 November

An international conference “European investors in the industrial projects in Russia” was organized at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation on 30 November 2018.

RSPP Executive President Victor Cherepov participated in the business-mission to Argentina and the B20 events on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders` summit

29 November

RSPP Executive President Victor Cherepov participated in the business-mission to Argentina and the B20 events on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders` summit in Buenos Aires on 28-29 November 2018.

The APEC Business Advisory Council`s recommendations are reflected in the APEC Ministerial Statement

27 November

The APEC Ministerial Statement released by the PNG Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade after the 26th APEC Leaders` meeting in Port Moresby on 23 November 2018 (in English) contains an annex on Cross Cutting Principles for Non-Tariff Measures.

WTO, UNCTAD, ITC sign MoU to provide businesses with better access to trade data

27 November

The WTO, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) signed on 23 November 2018 a Memorandum of Understanding to advance the development of an online platform — the Global Trade Helpdesk www.helpmetrade.org — aimed at providing businesses, and particularly small businesses, with faster and easier access to trade data and information on potential export markets.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin called for a consolidation of efforts of business community and governmental bodies at the Foreign Ministry’s Business Council meeting

16 November

A regular meeting of the Business Council at the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation under the chairmanship of Minister Sergei Lavrov was held in Moscow on 16 November 2018. The discussion focused on issues related to ensuring effective political and diplomatic support for Russian companies’ operations abroad and bolstering Russian businesses’ positions in foreign markets.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian-American Business Council, President of the RSPP Dr. Alexander Shokhin and RABC President Mr. David Iakobachvili addressed the U.S.-Russia Business Council Annual Meeting participants

15 November

The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC) 2018 Annual Meeting starts today in New York. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian-American Business Council (RABC), President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Dr. Alexander Shokhin and RABC President Mr. David Iakobachvili on behalf of the RABC addressed the U.S.-Russia Business Council Annual Meeting participants.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin addressed XI Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona

26 October

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin participates in the XI Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona which takes place in Italy on 25-26 October 2018.

RSPP Vice-President Dr. Marina Larionova was awarded with the Commendation of the Chairperson of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

9 October

RSPP Vice-President Dr. Marina Larionova was awarded with the Commendation of the Chairperson of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for her contribution to organizing the Second Eurasian Women Forum held in St. Petersburg on 19-21 September 2018.

Head of the Russian delegation to the B20 summit Mr. David Iakobachvili participated in the meeting between global CEOs and Argentine President Mr. Mauricio Macri

8 October

Head of the Russian delegation to the B20 summit, Member of the RSPP Board, President of Orion Heritage, Member of the B20 Task Force on Employment and Education Mr. David Iakobachvili participated in the meeting between global CEOs and Argentine President Mr. Mauricio Macri held in Buenos Aires on 4 October 2018.

Russian delegation headed by RSPP Board member, President of Orion Heritage LLC David Iakobachvili participates in the B20 summit in Argentina

4 October

The B20 summit - a key B20 event under the Argentinian presidency in the G20 – will be held in Buenos Aires on 4-5 October 2018.

Interview with RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin on the Argentinian B20 presidency achievements

3 October

Dr. Shokhin, good afternoon! What are the priorities of the Argentinian B20 and G20 presidencies from the point of view of global business?

G20 to discuss steel excess capacity in global markets

27 September

The G20 Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held at the headquarters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris on 20 September 2018. The meeting brought together senior officials from 33 G20 member and non-member countries and representatives from international organizations.

The W20 meeting for the first time was held in Russia in the framework of the Second Eurasian Women Forum

20 September

The W20 meeting for the first time was held in Russia in the framework of the Second Eurasian Women Forum in St. Petersburg on 20 September 2018.

ICCI meeting addressed excessive regulatory measures and trade barriers

19 September

A meeting of the International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI) under the framework of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) was held on 19 September 2018.

Large Business Delegation from Russia Plans Visit to Argentina in Late November - Official

15 August

MOSCOW, August 1 (Sputnik) - A large business delegation from Russia plans to visit Buenos Aires in late November within the framework of G20 summit, CEO of Russian agriculture chemicals giant PhosAgro, RSPP Board member who also co-chairs Russia-Argentina Business Council (RABC), Andrey A. Guryev, told Sputnik on Wednesday.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with Chairman of the AEB Board Mr. Johan Vanderplaetse

13 July

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with Chairman of the AEB Board Mr. Johan Vanderplaetse on 13 July 2018.

The Chairmen of the Councils of Entrepreneurs of Russia and Argentina Host Second Council Forum in Moscow

2 July

Andrey Guryev, a member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Chairman of the Russia-Argentina Council of Entrepreneurs and CEO of PhosAgro, and Juan Manuel Collazo, Chairman of the Argentina-Russia Council of Entrepreneurs, who replaced Antonio Estrany y Gendre in February this year, hosted the second Council Forum in Moscow at the headquarters of PhosAgro, a leading global producer of environmentally friendly phosphate-based fertilizers and the main supplier of fertilizers to the Latin American market.

The OECD Ministers adopted new Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

21 June

On 31 May 2018, the OECD Members at the Ministerial Council meeting adopted new Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct (in English).

The London Metals Exchange (LME) announced that it would require all producers to comply with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals

20 June

The London Metals Exchange (LME) announced in April 2018 that it would require all producers to comply with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals (in English), for all metals traded on the LME.

Business priorities for the WTO

7 June

On 7 June 2018, the second Trade Dialogues event took place in the WTO headquarters in Geneva, co-organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Argentinian B20 presidency.

Prospects for the EAEU – EU common economic space were discussed at the RSPP

6 June

The Roundtable “Prospects for the EAEU – EU Common Economic Space: Challenges and Opportunities for Business” was held at the RSPP on 6 June 2018. The event was organized by the RSPP in cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Commission, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Association of European Businesses (AEB) and National Coordination Center for Developing Economic Cooperation with the Countries of Asia-Pacific Region.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin addressed the BIAC, OECD and B20 events in Paris

28 May

On 28 May 2018 RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin took part in the events of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Business20.

RSPP for the fifth time held the B20 Regional Consultation Forum in the framework of the SPIEF

24 May

On 24 May 2018 the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) held the fifth B20 Regional Consultation Forum in the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

RSPP, the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations and German-Russian Chamber of Commerce in Moscow adopted a joint statement calling to end to the spiral of economic sanctions

16 May

At the RSPP Board meeting held on 16 May 2018 the joint statement by the RSPP, German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations and German-Russian Chamber of Commerce in Moscow on sanctions` negative influence on trade and economic cooperation was adopted

New package of the US sanctions against Russian business and governmental representatives was discussed at the RSPP

17 April

On 17 April 2018, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) held a discussion of the new package of the US sanctions imposed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury on 6 April 2018. The participants exchanged views of the new sanctions and their consequences for business and economy of Russia and formulated proposals on measures to support companies put under the US restrictions and actions to address their negative effects. The RSPP position is expressed in the statement

Presenting the SPIEF 2018 Business Programme

17 April

The Business Programme of the SPIEF 2018 is now published on the Forum's official website, providing a brief outline of each session.

Director of RSPP Center for Bilateral Cooperation, Executive Director of the NCC APR Mr. Anatoly Drantusov addressed the workshop for the Russian companies interested in doing business with China

11 April

The workshop for the Russian companies interested in doing business with China was held in Moscow on 11 April 2018. The event was organized by the National Coordination Center for Developing Economic Cooperation with the Countries of Asia-Pacific Region (NCC APR) and NCC APR intellectual partner – KPMG.

The International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI) members discussed legislative initiatives and regulatory measures that affect interests of Russian and international companies

28 February

The participants of the International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI) meeting under the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) discussed legislative initiatives and regulatory measures that affect interests of Russian and international companies.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin attended the 54th edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC)

19 February

By tradition, RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin attended the annual Munich Security Conference (MSC) which is held on 16-18 February this year.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin and Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation Mr. Markus Ederer discussed Russia – EU cooperation

13 February

A working meeting between RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin and Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation Mr. Markus Ederer was held on 12 February 2018 at the RSPP headquarters.

RSPP International Forum addressed globalization and digitalization issues

7 February

RSPP Annual International Forum under the theme “International Economic Cooperation in the New Realities” in the framework of the Russian Business Week was held in Moscow on 7 February 2018.

RSPP Vice President Dr. Marina Larionova: EU and EAEU need to enhance cooperation in such areas as standardization and technical conformity, trade facilitation, investment and digitalization

17 January

RSPP Vice President for International Relations Dr. Marina Larionova attended and addressed the Expert Discussion “EU-EAEU: is there potential for developing interaction?” in the framework of the Gaidar Forum on 17 January 2018.

Russia–Argentina Council of Entrepreneurs discusses performance in 2017 and looks at plans for the next year

28 December 2017

Moscow – The Russia–Argentina Council of Entrepreneurs discussed its performance in 2017 and plans for the next year. The meeting was chaired by Andrey Guryev, PhosAgro's CEO, Chairman of the Council, and member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

New APEC reports released

17 December 2017

In 2017 APEC Policy Support Unit released a number of analytical reports

New APEC reports released. Part II

17 December 2017

In 2017 APEC Policy Support Unit released a number of analytical reports.

Philippines Hands Over CPR Chairmanship to Singapore

11 December 2017

The Permanent Representative of the Philippines to ASEAN, H.E. Ambassador Elizabeth P. Buensuceso, handed over her duties as the Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) to the Permanent Representative of Singapore to ASEAN, H.E. Ambassador Tan Hung Seng, at the ASEAN Secretariat on 8 December 2017. 

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin attended a meeting of the Russian Parliamentarian European Club

6 December 2017

A regular meeting of the Russian Parliamentarian European Club under the theme “Russia-EU Business Engagement Perspectives” was held in Moscow on 6 December 2017.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin attended the WEF Shaping the Future of Production in Russia Leadership Council Meeting

6 December 2017

The World Economic Forum Shaping the Future of Production in Russia Leadership Council Meeting was held in the House of Government on 6 December 2017.

APEC to Channel Digital Disruptions under New Chair

5 December 2017

The 21 APEC member economies will take steps toward enabling more digitally-driven and inclusive trade and growth in 2018, the group’s incoming chair, Papua New Guinea, announced at a key planning meeting in Port Moresby. The focus will be on empowering workers and businesses, in all parts of the region, to thrive in an age of digital disruption.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with Mexican Ambassador to the Russian Federation H.E. Ms. Norma Pensado

8 November 2017

SPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with Mexican Ambassador to the Russian Federation H.E. Ms. Norma Pensado Moreno on 7 November 2017.

From Berlin to Buenos Aires - B20 Handover

31 October 2017

B20 Chairs Heraeus and Funes: B20 process is crucial for G20 to effectively shape globalization.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched Investment Laws Navigator

12 October 2017

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched the Investment Laws Navigator. The new database contains detailed mapping of over 100 investment laws around the globe. Together with UNCTAD's databases on policy measures, international investment agreements and dispute settlement, it represents the key features of national and international investment policies.

B20 at WTO Public Forum: lobby for open and inclusive trade

11 October 2017

More than 1.500 trade experts from the private sector as well as officials met in Geneva from 26 – 28 September 2017 for this year’s WTO Public Forum.

Andrey Guryev, Chairman of the Russia-Argentina Business Council discussed with the Ambassador of Argentina to Russia corporate sector development issues

26 September 2017

Moscow – The CEO of PhosAgro and Chairman of the Russia-Argentina Business Council (“RABC“, the Council”) Andrey Guryev attended a meeting organised by the Ambassador of Argentina to Russia Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio in honor of the Council.

Greece and EAEU countries reveal the potential of economic cooperation between countries

14 September 2017

The first business forum ‘EAEU–Greece: A New Bridge for Cooperation and Development’, which was held as part of the TIF-Helexpo 2017 exhibition, has concluded in Thessaloniki (Greece).

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with the Federation of German Industries (BDI) leadership

4 July 2017

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with BDI President Dr. Dieter Kempf, BDI Director General and Member of the Presidential Board Dr. Joachim Lang as well as Managing Director of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations Dr. Michael Harms at the RSPP headquarters on 4 July 2017.

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