Russian Trade and Economic Development Council
  • We bring companies to the external market
  • We find partners, dealers, distributors in the Russian Federation and the CIS
  • We support international GR, organize communication with the support of authorities
RTEDC – Your business partner
Do you want to sell your products in Russia and the CIS?
Working closely with industry experts, RTEDC will help you find market opportunities, establish optimal product promotion channels and find reliable distribution partners in Russia and the CIS.
Do you want to scale your presence in Russia and the CIS?
Entering the foreign market is a rather difficult, sometimes daunting task. Events in the foreign market are developing faster, and the consequences are unpredictable. We will prepare you for entering the foreign market. We will share the basic knowledge for a successful and productive start. Let's talk about the main mistakes that are made when entering the foreign market.
Do you want to localize your production in Russia and the CIS?
Thanks to their vast area and resources, markets in Russia and the CIS provide foreign companies from various industries with a variety of opportunities for growth and development. RTEDC is ready to accompany you from the first steps on the market to the opening of your own production. We take into account the specifics of your project, ensuring the success of your investment.
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Russian Trade and Economic Development Council
Business missions
Your universal partner for entering the Russian Federation market for localization in the CIS and Russian markets for foreign companies
Our company helps to import goods into the territory of the Russian Federation and makes the supply of goods available for any foreign business. Our experts provide high-quality services for foreign trade operations, which gives you the opportunity not to waste your resources on secondary tasks for you.
Localization of your company on the market of the Russian Federation and the CIS
What we do
We localize foreign companies in the Russian Federation
From the creation of a legal entity and a nominee director to the start of b2b sales and reaching customers
We conduct GR support during localization
Our operator e-commers with its own warehouse of more than 2500 square meters ill start online sales of goods within a couple of weeks on a turnkey basis
What are the advantages of doing business in Russia
In order to attract investors, Russia is developing a wide range of state incentive programs, including numerous opportunities to reduce the tax burden, as well as special economic zones with a number of benefits.

In 2019, Russia was ranked 31st out of 190 countries in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking, reflecting legislative changes aimed at improving the business environment. Important sectors of the Russian economy are mechanical engineering, chemical industry, agriculture, oil and gas. Services such as consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, convenience foods, meat, fruits and nuts are the main imports.There are quite a few reasons for investing in Russia, but we wanted to highlight the main ones: low taxes, government incentive programs, special economic zones, low labor costs, raw materials, high domestic demand for foreign goods and services.
Key markets
Since 2013, more than 50 business missions and exhibition delegations have been conducted by the RTEDC team in the CIS countries. There are over 50 RTETC representatives on this market. More than 120 clients were brought to the CIS market and more than 100 contacts and agreements were concluded.
More than 5 business missions and exhibition delegations were conducted by the RTEDC team in African countries. There are over 15 representatives of RTEDC on this market. More than 10 clients were brought to the African market and more than 20 contacts and agreements were concluded.
More than 15 business missions and exhibition delegations were conducted by the RTEDC team in Western Europe. There are over 80 RTEDC representatives on this market. More than 30 clients were brought to the Western European market and more than 50 contacts and agreements were concluded
More than 10 business missions and exhibition delegations were conducted by the RTEDC team in the Middle East. There are over 35 RTEDC representatives on this market. More than 25 clients were brought to the Middle East market and more than 70 contacts and agreements were concluded.
More than 20 business missions and exhibition delegations were conducted by the RTETC team in Eastern Europe. There are over 30 RTETC representatives on this market. More than 55 clients were brought to the Eastern European market and more than 70 contacts and agreements were concluded.
More than 15 business missions and exhibition delegations were conducted by the RTEDC team in the countries of Southeast Asia. There are over 70 RTEDC representatives on this market. More than 45 clients were brought to the Southeast Asian market and more than 90 contacts and agreements were concluded.
Base of export enterprises RTEDC
General Director function in Russia
The General Director Function provides temporary, limited management resources and skills by assigning a proven interim executive to manage a period of start-up, transition, crisis, or change within an organization. We provide Interim General Director Services for your subsidiary in Russia for short or long term periods.

Specifics of the general director position in Russia

Under Russian corporate law, the general director (CEO) has comprehensive rights . In Russia, prior to 2014, the general director was the sole authority for making main decisions, and it was not possible to require cooperation or agreement between multiple directors or deputies.

After changes to the Russian Federation Civil Code in September 2014, a company may now have several general directors with authorized signatures, either together or individually. Considering Russian work culture and typical company structure, it is important to find out whether management and employees will be able to deal with the new polycentric authority in practice.

Many companies appoint a representative of their headquarters as their general director who is not regularly present in Russia. To address this issue, our experienced Senior Project Managers take over the functions of the general director and manage the subsidiary in close coordination and consultation with your headquarters. We can also take over the management of a representative office or a branch office on the basis of a PoA. We ensure a smooth document flow, handing all administrative tasks in accordance with local legislation, and communication with headquarters will be done in your native language.

We are ready to take over the following tasks:

  • Controlling document flow
  • Personal presence at state authorities, if necessary;
  • Signing customs and tax declarations and other important documents upon agreement with the parent company;
  • Signing labor agreements, employment agreements, vacations, bonuses, etc.
  • Monitoring and signing contracts, invoices, VAT invoices, and Service Acceptance Certificates;
  • Representing the interests of the company during negotiations as instructed by the parent company;
  • Appointing of the authorized persons who may act on behalf of the company and sign payment documents to ensure the business stays under your control.
Advantages of the General Director Function Services:

  • Prompt response to changing situations;
  • Cost savings, especially in crisis. We charge an hourly rate fee without any additional payments;
  • Understanding the local circumstances, the authorities, and how to communicate with them;
  • The general director ensures the performance of the company during a transition period and maintains contact with clients;
  • SCHNEIDER GROUP guarantees a permanent employee for the general director function;
  • The interim general director provides clients high-level, in-house consultations and helps find the best solution for both the headquarters and subsidiary.
Sales team function in Russia
Our managers are always ready to answer your questions. You can call us during the weekends and at night. Also, you can visit our office for a personal consultation.
Accounting and Finance – Interim Management in Russia
Accounting and reporting is much more important in Russia than in Western countries. When the chief accountant leaves a company it faces several difficulties. As the notice period before leaving the company for an employee is only two weeks, no replacement can be found in time.

We can assist our business partners in finding a new chief accountant or offer outsourced accounting services. Our specialists can audit the accounting and find an appropriate candidate for the chief accountant position.

Operative General Director management in Russia
Does your company want to achieve serious results in Russia? Then you should remember that the Russian market operates according to its own specific legislation, which differ considerably from European ones. Good knowledge and understanding of the law is one of the main factors for economic success in this country. RTEDC is ready to assist our business partners in developing their business in Russia and CIS.

Main services provided by our company

  • Temporary substitution for management vacancies / temporary company management
    Temporary performance of director's duties, managing and completing existing projects, informing directors of the current situation, managing and closing of existing projects, updating the replacement management.

  • Company reorganization and project management
    Analysis and change of business strategy, extension of company activities, management optimization, increase of internal process efficiency, controlling system creation, restructuring and development of new activities.

  • Entering the Russian market
    Temporary fulfilment of duties, development of market entry strategy, temporary assumption of legal authority.

  • Business liquidation
Company liquidation and closure of activities, including relations with all interested parties.

  • Controlling and monitoring systems
Representing your company interests to Russian partners and directors.

Bank selection
Along with choosing an optimal legal form, one of the most pressing issues facing foreign companies when entering the Russian market is the choice of a reliable bank that offers favorable conditions, services the current account, and processes financial transactions.

The choice of banks offering settlement and cash operations services is quite extensive. However, the choice in favor of a large banking structure with many years of experience in servicing international companies in various industries seems to be the most attractive. This makes it possible to carry out settlement operations easily and quickly, creating favorable conditions for business development in Russia.

In practice, companies are guided by the following main criteria when choosing a bank:

  • Minimum number of days required to open a current account
  • Number of branches in Russia
  • Bank rating
  • Availability of a personal manager with knowledge of the language
  • Bank hours
  • Possibility of signing a signature card in the client's office
  • Possibility of payment on the day of registration of the application
  • Payroll project management
  • Fees for carrying out operations
RTEDC offers its clients a comprehensive analysis of settlement and cash service conditions in the largest banks in Russia, including detailed information on the timing of opening and maintenance of accounts, online banking, fees for transactions, and additional services.

Business Partner background check
In pursuance of a steadfast, prolific business partnership, one must build a foundation of mutual honesty, trust and transparency. To this end, it is imperative to perform a due diligence check before entering into any business relationship, for entrepreneurs and established corporations alike. A comprehensive background check serves to ascertain any risks and benefits of potential business alliances, thereby facilitating your confident selection of the optimal business partner.

Pertinent Concerns In the interest of mitigating risks pertaining to the success of your business, maintaining your reputation, credit as well as the safety of your employees, a company shall take heed of the following caveats prior to forming a business partnership:
• Financial Negligence: Bankruptcy, tax liens, poor credit, and other financial problems should raise a red flag, even if your potential partner will not be contributing financially to your business.
• Legal and Ethical Malpractice: Bad press, pending or prior litigation, using proprietary information inappropriately, client poaching and further possible ethical problems may signal your potential partner is not principled or trustworthy. Furthermore, misrepresentation of academic history, references, or employment information on one's résumé immediately demonstrates a lack of honesty.
• Personal Misfortune: Serious personal challenges or problems may keep your potential partner from committing fully to your collaboration, in view of the focus, time, and energy necessary to run a business.

How can RTEDC assist you? RTEDC places your potential partner under scrutiny from various angles:
• Breakdown of company structure (shareholder structure, management, subdivisions, affiliated companies, subsidiaries)
• Dissection of legal history and conformity (codes as stated in all Russian classifiers and registers, arbitration cases, certificates and declarations of conformity, due diligence on individuals directly or obliquely affiliated with the company)
• Classification of economic activity (sectors, locations)
• Analysis of the competitive environment and company's position in their industry
• Analysis of key financial indicators (balance sheet, profit and loss statement, liquidity, reliability and solvency indices)

Our goal is to provide the highest possible service quality at any time.

Board of SRVT
Maxim Chereshnev
Chairman of the Board of RTEDC, Public Ombudsman for Foreign Trade in Moscow
Konkov Alexander
Director of the International Analytical Center Rethinking Russia
Lianozov Stepan
General Director of the Top Secret Holding
Dmitry Povazhny
Vice President of the International Academy of Technological Sciences
Vuymenkov Semyon
Deputy General Director of JSC "National Engineering Corporation"
Taras Demidenko
Russian Railways - Invest. Full cycle investment company
Kupriyanov Alexander
Academic Supervisor of the HSE Media Communications Program
Mustafaev Renat
Strategy Director Technopolis Moscow
Lyadov Roman
General Director of "GTLK Europe"