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Country Commerce: Russia. New York, N.Y. : Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), c2000-.
LC Call Number: HG5571 .C68
LC Catalog Record: 00253720

Concise but comprehensive overview of various aspects of investment activities in Russia. Covers company registration, customs clearing procedures, and incentives for foreign investors in various sectors of economy and industries. Special features include investment approval checklist. Appendices provide trade and industrial statistics. Available online by subscription.

Fischer, Paul. Foreign Direct Investment in Russia : A Strategy for Industrial Recovery. New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2000. 579 p.
LC Call Number: HG5580.2.A3 F574 2000
LC Catalog Record: 99049536
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Reviews foreign direct investments (FDI) in Russia in the 1990s in comparison with other emerging economies, such as India, China and Mexico. Author looks at legal framework for FDI, evaluates competitiveness of Russia's industries compared to its rivals and suggests long-term FDI strategies for Russia.

The Investment Environment in the Russian Federation : Laws, Policies and Institutions. Paris, France : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, c2001. 199 p.
LC Call Number: HG5580.2.A3 I58 2001
LC Catalog Record: 2001395624

BERA - Business & Economics Research Advisor - A Quarterly Guide to Business & Economics Topics

Issue 13/14: Summer/Fall 2008

Guide to Russian Business Information Resources

Table of Contents

Overview
Introduction
Business & Economy
Foreign Trade & Investments
Finance & Banking
Industries
Labor & Management
Databases
Directories
News Sources
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Russia (Federation), lumber industry, City of Tobolsk, 1912.
Image (above):
Lumber Industry, Tobolsk, Russia (Federation). 1912.
    Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, 1863-1944,
    photographer.
Forms part of: Prokudin-Gorskii Collection
Library of Congress
Prints and Photographs Division
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-prokc-20755
Well-rounded review of investment climate in Russia. Chapters on foreign exchange, customs regulations, financial reporting standards and disclosure, areas restricted for foreign investments, protection of property rights, regional investment policies, tax disputes and appeals procedures, and financial infrastructure. Contains many statistical tables.

Kalicki, Jan H. and Eugene K. Lawson, eds. Russian-Eurasian Renaissance? : U.S. Trade and Investment in Russia and Eurasia. Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2003. 510 p.
LC Call Number: HG5580.2.A3 R87 2003
LC Catalog Record: 2003014908
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Compilation of articles by American and Russian businesspeople and researchers. Examines trade and investment outlook in Russia and Eurasia. Assesses the prospects for economic reforms in the region. Profiles sectors such as energy, aerospace, automobile industry, agriculture, and telecommunications.

Liuhto, Kari, ed. Expansion or Exodus : Why Do Russian Corporations Invest Abroad? City of Binghampton, N.Y. : International Business Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc., 2006. 156 p.
LC Call Number: HF3630.2.Z5 E96 2006
LC Catalog Record: 2006000743
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A collection of articles which explains why lower-middle income Russia is on the list of the top 20 investors abroad. Examines how Russian corporations invest outside the country. Contains case studies of Russian companies (Lukoil, Yukos, MTS) that heavily invest in Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union states.

Russia, All Regions : Trade and Investment Guide. [Moscow] : CTEC Pub. LLC., c2006-
LC Call Number: HF5192.2.A3 R85 2006
LC Catalog Record: 2007202113

Guide to investment opportunities in all 89 Russian regions. Published by Council for Trade and Economic Cooperation Russia-USA (CTEC) in English and Russian. Chapters for each region include economic map, general overview, information about economic potential, lists of investment projects, industry and trade statistics, and contact information for regional administrations. Includes indexes to industries, products and services, exports/imports, and principle natural resources. Also available in CD-ROM format.

Terterov, Marat, ed. Doing Business with Russia. London; Sterling, VA : Kogan Page, 2005. 390 p.
LC Call Number: HF3630.2.Z6 D65 2005
LC Catalog Record: 2005279290
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Provides a comprehensive overview of the Russian economy. In-depth study of investment climate, financial sector, and the investment laws and regulations. Reviews tax regime and accounting practices. Includes profiles of industries, such as oil and gas, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, retail and beer production.

Ustinov, I. N. Mezhdunarodnye ėkonomicheskie otnosheniia Rossii : entsiklopediia statisticheskaia. Moskva : Ėkonomika, 2004. 1175 p.
LC Call Number: HF3630.2.A45 U78 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2005374986

Provides Russian trade statistics with foreign countries by region and product. Includes some derivative indicators calculated by the author.

Internet Resources

Global Trade Atlas.
On-Site Access Only

This online subscription database provides Russia's import and export statistics since 1997. Data can be searched by date and Harmonized Schedule code. Includes downloadable version of Russia's current tariff schedule.

Russia [in] National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE).
Washington, DC : Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), 2012.
http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/reports-and-publications/2012-1    (Select the link for Russia)

Chapter on Russia from the 2012 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) provided by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Overview of US-Russia trade, Russia's import policies, practices and foreign trade barriers.

Shepotylo, Oleksandr, David Tarr and others. The Structure of Import Tariffs in the Russian Federation : 2001-05. Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2007. 58 p. World Bank research working paper no. WPS 4265
http://elibrary.worldbank.org/content/workingpaper/10.1596/1813-9450-4265 External Link    [PDF: 848 KB / 58 p.]

According to the authors, as of 2005, Russia's tariffs were slightly higher than other middle-income countries and considerably higher than the OECD countries. Food and light industries were the sectors with the highest tariff rates.

Федеральная таможенная служба.
http://www.customs.ru External Link

Official site of Russia's Federal Customs Service. Provides foreign trade statistics and customs regulations. Some content such as news, customs code, and customs regulations updates are in English.

Таможня.РУ.
http://www.tks.ru External Link

Internet portal for exporters and importers. Searchable online databases on customs offices, bonded warehouses, railway stations, banks and cargo carriers authorized by the Federal customs service. Includes commodity classification, an online auto tariff calculator, and news on customs regulations and foreign trade. Free access. In Russian only.

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