VII MEETING OF THE CLUB OF HEADS OF TRADE-ECONOMIC MISSIONS (EMBASSY DEPARTMENTS) OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES, ACCREDITED IN MOSCOW

24 October 2018

On October 24, the 7th meeting of the Club of heads of trade-economic missions (Embassy departments) of foreign countries, accredited in Moscow was held at the Expocentre on the topic “Actual issues of exporting forest products, support mechanisms, attracting investments, and organizing logistics”. This meeting is timed to the 17th international exhibition LesDrevMash-2018, which is now taking place at the Expocentre.

The meeting was opened by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Komi Republic – permanent representative of the Komi Republic to the President of the Russian Federation, Vice-President of the Club Grigory Sarishvili, Deputy General Director of Expocentre Mikhail Tolkachev, Deputy Head of the Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land of the State Duma Vecheslav Kozlitskii and the Project Head of the Lesdrevmash-2018 Margarita Semyakina.

Chairman of the Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Timber Industry Complex of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Tyurin noted in his report that “Russia is a timber country, and the share of the timber industry complex in the GDP of about one percent indicates a huge, not fully disclosed potential for the development of the industry.”

New trends in the development of logistics in the timber industry have been reported by the General Director of BEDFORD GROUP and a representative of Russian Railways Logistics.

Representatives of the Arkhangelsk Region and the Komi Republic confirmed the high export potential of the forestry complex in the Russian regions, and the trade representatives of India and Switzerland reported about the prospects for international cooperation in the forestry complex.

The founder of the Ekoles Group company spoke about the processing and supply of wild-growing plants both in the Russian Federation and abroad.

The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to the President of the Russian Federation – First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ingushetia to the President of the Russian Federation made presentations about the investment potential of the regions.

The meeting was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic Colombia to the Russian Federation Alfonso Lopez Caballero, representatives of more than 25 foreign countries, the State Duma of the Russian Federation, relevant ministries, including the Federal Forestry Agency and the Foreign Ministry of Russia, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, major international and regional organizations, Russian regoins and business.

Summing up the meeting, the Executive Secretary of the Club announced the establishment  of the official Club website, its functions and capabilities.

The next, VIII-th meeting of the Club will be held on December 3 as part of the Forum “Russian Health Care Week” at the Expocentere and will be devoted to the international cooperation in the field of healthcare: export, support mechanisms, attract investment and innovations.

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