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    Easing Of Foreign Tourist Visas For Russian Arctic To Compete With Norway & Iceland

    Sergei Korneyev, the deputy head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism, has suggested at the Arctic: Today and the Future international forum held in St.Petersburg, that electronic visas and eased visa formalities for foreign visitors to the Russian Arctic could attract more tourists to the region. “We could without major financial investments ‘redirect’ to[…..]

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    Russia-Mongolia 2019 Bilateral Trade Up 13%

    Russia and Mongolia have increased their bilateral trade volumes by 13.1 percent year-on-year in the January-September 2019 period, the Russian Ambassador to Mongolia Iskander Azizov has stated ahead of the Mongolian prime minister’s visit to Moscow this week. Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev is meeting his counterpart Ukhnaagin Khurelskh. Azizov said that bilateral trade had[…..]

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    IKEA To Open Thousands Of Pick Up Points Across Russia

    The Swedish retailer IKEA is going to open several thousand pickup points in Russia over the next couple of years, the head of IKEA’s Customer Order Support Norbert Stepnowski told media yesterday. “We intend to develop a network of pickup points and we want to go in to thousands in medium term. We have a[…..]

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    Developing Global Free Trade: Linking The Eurasian Economic Union With Brazil & Mercosur

    (Part 1 of our 5 Part BRICS/EAEU Free Trade Series) How Mercosur Companies Could Access Eurasian, Russian & Chinese Markets Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Russia’s President Putin has just returned from Brazil and the annual meeting of BRICS nations this time held in Brasilia. With the Presidents and Prime Ministers from China, India and South[…..]

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    BRICS Nations Will Account For 50% Of Global Economy By 2030

    Growing Free Trade Links Are Rebalancing Global Trade The BRICS economic bloc of countries, which include Russia, along with Brazil, China, India and South Africa, will account for more than half the GDP of the global economy in ten years, according to Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. “The economy of the BRICS countries today occupies[…..]

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    Russia Wants To Extend Moscow-St Petersburg High Speed Rail To Helsinki

    Could Link With Proposed Helsinki Tunnel To Tallinn Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Maksim Akimov, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister stated at the Far East Economic Forum last week that Russia would like to extend the existing Moscow-St. Petersburg high-speed railway line to Finland in the future. “Surely as the second stage. We would like to extend[…..]

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    Russia Introduces Concept Of “Weekend Free Trade Wet Markets” To North-East China

    New “Micro-FTA” Concept Could Boost Cross-Border Agricultural Exports Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Russian delegates speaking at the Russia-China dialogue session at the Far Eastern Economic Forum currently taking place in Vladivostok raised the suggestion of introducing a Pilot Free Trade Scheme for the North-East Asian Agricultural Industry. Suggestions were made that to boost bilateral trade[…..]

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    Chinese Ambassador – Russia-China Trade Set To Double To US$200 Billion By 2024

    Russia increasingly investing in Asia as US & EU trade uncertainty remains Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The new Chinese Ambassador to Russia, Zhang Hanhui has told reporters that he expects Russia-Chinese bilateral trade to increase to US$200 billion by 2024. That is close to double the current trade volume. Ambassador Zhang had previously been based in[…..]

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    Key Logistics Hubs Along Russia’s Meridian Road

    Which cities will benefit from being along the shortest route between China and Europe?   Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has given the go-ahead to build a new toll motorway stretching just over 2000 km through some of the more remote areas of the country – acting as a “Moscow bypass” between[…..]

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    Customs Procedures for the Import of Goods into Russia

    In this article, we explain the import and customs duties procedures in Russia.

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