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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

market size 275 million
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

bisnis services for u s firms
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
u s commercial service
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
ukraine
UKRAINE
  • Surfing the wave
  • The Yushchenko Effect

(One year later)

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FDI into Ukraine

Millions USD

major developments since 2005
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

hot sectors in ukraine
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

but obstacles remain
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
more practical information
More Practical Information
  • BISNIS Finance Report
  • Ukraine: Competing in the global economy – strategy for success
  • Amcham Kyiv
  • US-Ukraine Foundation
russia
RUSSIA
  • Press v. Commercial Reality
  • PBN Co Survey

(One year later)

russia14
RUSSIA
  • Beware of the “strategic sectors”

Oil & Gas

Defense

Aviation

Metals

Telecommunications

Banking

russia15
RUSSIA
  • But know the 4 priority sectors
      • modern healthcare
      • high quality education
      • affordable housing
      • effective agriculture
best prospects in russia
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

best prospects in russia17
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)
perceptions stereotypes and reality
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
more practical information19
More practical Information
  • www.bisnis.doc.gov
  • www.buyusa.gov
  • www.amcham.ru
  • www.usrbc.org
contact information
Contact Information

Philip de Leon

Deputy Director

Tel: (202) 482-2109

Fax: (202) 482-2293

Washington, D.C.

E-mail: Philip_de_Leon@ita.doc.gov

Web: www.bisnis.doc.gov

www.bisnis.doc.gov