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4th Annual Financial Markets Conference

Portfolio and Direct Investment in Russia and Ukraine

May 4, 2006


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BISNIS - Who We Are !

  • U.S. Department of Commerce program since 1992

  • BISNIS Mission: Facilitate U.S. - NIS commercial collaboration and success

  • U.S. and NIS - based Trade Specialists

    • 6 Trade Specialists in Washington, D.C.

    • 10 Offices Across Eurasia

  • Expertise in

    • Each NIS Country & Russian region

    • Most Promising Industry Sectors and Issues

    • Local business needs and available resources


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BISNISin Eurasia

U.S. Department of Commerce

Info for Eurasian companies: www.bisnis-eurasia.org

Info for U.S. companies: www.bisnis.doc.gov

Western NIS

Kyiv, Ukraine

Chisinau, Moldova

Russian Federation

St. Petersburg (Hiring)

Moscow (Vacant)

Nizhny Novgorod

Samara

Yekaterinburg (Hiring)

Novosibirsk

Tomsk

Khabarovsk

Vladivostok (Vacant)

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Caucasus

Baku, Azerbaijan (Vacant)

Yerevan, Armenia (Vacant)

Tbilisi, Georgia (Vacant)

Central Asia

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Hiring)

Astana, Kazakhstan (Hiring)

Dushanbe, Tajikistan


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Market Size- 275 Million

Belarus – 11m

Ukraine – 51 m

Moldova – 4m

Russia – 145 m

Georgia – 5 m

Armenia – 3m

Azerbaijan – 8m

Kazakhstan – 17m

Turkmenistan – 4m

Tajikistan – 6 m

Uzbekistan – 26 m

$4.5 billion in U.S-Eurasia results

since 1992

Kyrgyzstan – 4 m


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BISNIS Services for U.S. firms

  • BISNIS OnLine

  • Unique Russian-language website

  • E-mail Updates

  • Leads

    • BISNIS Search for Partners

    • BISNIS Trades & Tenders

    • BISNIS Finance Link

    • BISNIS ExpoLink Eurasia

  • Consultations/guidance (phone, e-mail, in-person)

  • BISNIS Bulletin (monthly newsletter)

  • BISNIS OnLine

  • www.bisnis.doc.gov

  • www.bisnis-eurasia.org

  • Country Info

  • Industry Info

  • Leads

  • Events

  • Finance

  • Resources


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U.S. Commercial Service

  • Presence in 107 U.S. cities

  • Presence in 145 U.S. Embassies and Consulates

  • E-mail Updates

  • Individualized Programs

    • Gold Key Matching Service

    • One Year Interactive Promotion

    • Contact Lists

    • US Product Literature Centers

  • Consultations/guidance (phone, e-mail, in-person)

  • www.buyusa.gov


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UKRAINE

  • Surfing the wave

  • The Yushchenko Effect

    (One year later)


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FDI into Ukraine

Millions USD


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Major Developments since 2005

  • February 17, 2006: U.S. Grants Ukraine market economy status

  • In March 2006, Congress passed legislation to graduate Ukraine from the Jackson-Vanik Amendment

     Clears path for WTO accession


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Hot Sectors in Ukraine

  • Airport/Ground Support Equipment

  • Automotive Parts/Services Equipment

  • Building Materials

  • Computer Hardware, Software, Services

  • Contraction and Construction Materials

  • Energy, Power Generation and Distribution

  • Food Processing and Packaging Equipment

  • Medical Equipment and Pharmaceuticals

  • Agricultural Chemicals and Agricultural Equipment

  • Oil and Gas Field Machinery

    Data: 2005Country Commercial Guide, US Foreign Commercial Service http://www.buyusainfo.net/docs/x_6979181.pdf


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But Obstacles Remain

  • Taxes, VAT return

  • Non-tariff Barriers (Certification)

  • Ownership Rights (physical, intellectual)

  • Soviet Legacy, Bureaucracy

  • Lack of Capital

  • Accounting

  • IPR

  • Rule of Law

  • Operating Costs /Effort

  • Challenges Obtaining Market Information


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More Practical Information

  • BISNIS Finance Report

  • Ukraine: Competing in the global economy – strategy for success

  • Amcham Kyiv

  • US-Ukraine Foundation


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RUSSIA

  • Press v. Commercial Reality

  • PBN Co Survey

    (One year later)


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RUSSIA

  • Beware of the “strategic sectors”

    Oil & Gas

    Defense

    Aviation

    Metals

    Telecommunications

    Banking


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RUSSIA

  • But know the 4 priority sectors

    • modern healthcare

    • high quality education

    • affordable housing

    • effective agriculture


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Best Prospects in Russia

Infrastructure

Ports and airports

Road construction

Telecommunications

Logistics (cargo terminals, warehouses, reloading terminals, etc.)

Natural resource-oriented

industries

Wood processing, pulp & paper

Metals (steel, aluminum, gold, titanium, nickel, other)

Oil & gas

Diamonds, amber

Chemicals

Fishing

Environmental technologies


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Best Prospects in Russia

  • Consumer market oriented sectors

  • Food processing and packaging

  • Printing

  • Medical equipment and pharmaceuticals

  • Textiles

  • Retail trade and distribution

  • Healthcare services

  • Financial services (asset management, insurance, mortgage)

  • Hotels and, in general, tourism infrastructure

  • Industry

  • Ship-building

  • Construction (Residential and Commercial)

  • High Tech (software development)

  • Machine-building (nuclear power stations, electrical generators, optics, trucks and automobiles, other)


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Perceptions/Stereotypes and Reality

  • There are a lot of negative articles in the press about Russia: there must be a reason to it

  • Russians are crooks

  • Russia is so far away that transportation costs will eat away my profits

  • Corruption is pervasive

  • There is no predictability

  • I have good buddies in Moscow, I can cover Russia from Moscow

  • Many have lost their shirts in Russia, I could too


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More practical Information

  • www.bisnis.doc.gov

  • www.buyusa.gov

  • www.amcham.ru

  • www.usrbc.org


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Contact Information

Philip de Leon

Deputy Director

Tel: (202) 482-2109

Fax: (202) 482-2293

Washington, D.C.

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: www.bisnis.doc.gov

www.bisnis.doc.gov


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