Establishing a Foreign Business in Russia – New Issue of Russia Briefing Out Now

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The new issue of Russia Briefing magazine, titled “Establishing a Foreign Business in Russia“, is out now and available as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Publications Store.

In this issue:Establishing a Foreign Company in Russia

  • Registering a Foreign Owned Trademark in Russia
  • Setting Up a Representative Office in Russia
  • Setting Up a Branch Office in Russia
  • Setting up a Limited Liability Foreign Owned Company in Russia

Foreign investment in Russia has undergone a metamorphosis over the past few years, from the tit-for-tat placing of sanctions upon Russia by the West, to the alternative development of trade and supply routes with the East. China’s King Long now provides the Scania buses that used to ply the roads of St. Petersburg and Moscow, but there are many other examples of Russia’s changing trade patterns.

At the recent St. Petersburg International Investment Forum, the number of delegates and deals signed hit record highs, showing that Russia’s decision to look East has been entirely justified. The waves of investment coming from China – which is seeking to secure long-term energy, commodities, agriculture, and trade routes to keep its economy on track – are having a highly positive knock-on effect on Russia. Russia also hosts the 2018 FIFA World Cup next year – this new edition of Russia Briefing is a timely one as investors scramble to get into a country that is benefiting from both China’s own One Belt, One Road (OBOR) ambitions and the World Cup.

Russian trade with both China and India is growing at exponential rates as this new trade relationship between Russia and the East continues to expand. This issue of Russia Briefing explains the technical aspects of investing in the country. Opportunities abound for foreign investors to supply Russia with goods, as they do for manufacturing and export. With Russia also being a major partner in the Eurasian Economic Union that covers Central Asia, China and India are seeking free trade with this same body, which will usher in a new generation of trade and investment with this much-maligned nation. Indian academics anticipate Indo-Russia trade to increase 500 percent by 2025; similar increases in trade volume are expected between China and Russia.

In this issue of Russia Briefing, we explain the basics of business set up for foreign investors, from trademark registration, representation, trading mechanisms, and manufacturing. With low corporate tax rates, Russia is set to become the most dynamic of the trade corridors opening up to Asia.

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