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www.ccblr.org / publications / JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2014
EDITEUR RESPONSABLE/ VERANTWOORDELIJK UITGEVER: DANIEL STEVENS /48 AV PARMENTIERLAAN, 1150 BRUSSELS/ – REDACTION/REDACTIE : ARKADY ARIANOFF
– GRAPHIC CONCEPTION: MARIA LANDENOK
В BY THE BELGIAN-LUXEMBOURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR RUSSIA AND BELARUS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CCBLR AGENDA 2014 / 2
EVENT REPORT / 3
CCBLR INVITATION / 5
NEWS FROM RUSSIA / 6
EXHIBITIONS / EXTARNAL
EVENTS / 16
AGENDA 2014 Agenda 2014
Agenda 2014 Agenda 2014
AGENDA 2014 CCBLR Agenda
2014 Agenda 2014 Agenda
2014 Agenda 2014 Agenda
2014 AGENDA 2014 AGENDA
NEWS FROM BELARUS / 18
CULTURE / 20
JOB ANNOUNCE / 21
JOB SEARCH / 22
INFORMATION ON CCBLR,
MEMBERSHIP FORM / 26
2014 Agenda 2014 Agenda
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AGENDA 2014 Agenda 2014
Agenda 2014 Agenda 2014
CCBLR AGENDA 2014 Agenda
2014 Agenda 2014 Agenda
2014
Agenda
NB2014
: PAGE Agenda
5 / MISSION
INVITATION
2014 AGENDA 2014 AGENDA
2014 Agenda 2014 Agenda
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CCBLR 2014 DRAFT PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES, Status 28.01.2014
ECONOMIC MISSIONS
24 – 28 March (tbc): hosting of the Nizhniy Novgorod Delegation in Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp, Liege) and
Luxembourg
23 April (29 October - tbc), Belgium: Tax & Legal conference on doing business with Russia
19 – 23 May: Belgian-Luxembourg Mission to Kaluga and Lipetsk Regions
13-17 October: Belgian-Luxembourg Mission to Samara Region (Samara and Tolyatti Cities)
27-29 November, Moscow: Forum on Transfer of Technologies with round tables and presentations of the new
technologies and stands in cooperation with RCCI, with support of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian
Federation and Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI)
CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS
22 January, Brussels: CCBLR NEW YEAR RECEPTION 2014 in the presence of Belarussian Ambassador in
Belgium, Russian and Belgian representatives of the Federal and Regional Governments, special guest Mr Jeannot
KRECKÉ, CEO of Key International Strategy Services, Former member of the Luxembourg Parliament and the
former Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade gave the speech “Investment in Russia. Still a huge challenge or
meanwhile an interesting opportunity?”
27 February, Moscow: Inauguration of the CCBLR partner office in Russia and celebration of 40th Anniversary of the
CCBLR
14 March (at 10.30 am), Brussels: Conference given by H.E. Mark Entin, Ambassador of Russia in Luxembourg
30 April, Brussels: VIP-lunch and conference on Russian Economy given by Mr. S.A. Solzhenitsin
16 May, Brussels: General Assembly with conference on customs and certification formalities in Russia, Belarus,
Kazakhstan, and celebration of 40th Anniversary of the CCBLR
6 – 9 October, Brussels: Participation on 12th European Week of Regions and Cities (Open Days) in cooperation
with the European Committee of Regions, hosting of the Russian Regional’s Government representatives
November, Brussels: Russian business culture and mentality
Dates tbc, Moscow: 2 conferences:
п‚·
February: Investing and doing business in Belgium and Luxembourg: Mentality and language in Business
п‚·
March: Investing and doing business in Belgium and Luxembourg: Certification and custom duties in EU
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CCBLR NEW YEAR RECEPTION 2014
22 January 2014, from 16.30 – 20.30
Venue: SOLVAY CAMPUS
(rue de Ransbeek 310, 1120 Brussels)
Our sponsor:
On January 22, 2014 at the industrial area of company "Solvay" in Brussels took place the New Year Reception of
the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia and Belarus.
Mr. Jacques VAN RIJCKEVORSEL, CCBLR President, Member of the Executive Committee of "Solvay", wished
happy New Year 2014 to the distinguished assembly and noted that this year there will be the 40th anniversary of
the Chamber. The President introduced some of the most successful events of the past year:
in February: New Year Reception 2013 (in presence of 3 Ambassadors, Governor of the Kaluga region, and a
large delegation of Kaluga and Lipetsk regions, 155 participants) and III. Brussels International Business Forum
"Russia - EU: the exchange of technologies and innovation in energy, automotive and aviation technology " ,
in April - Official presentation of the Samara Region in Brussels with B2B (110 participants),
in November, CCBLR had the honour to assist in preparing and attend the 9th session of the Joint Commission
on Economic Cooperation (JCEC) between the Russian Federation and the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union
(BLEU), that took place in Brussels (The Russian part of the Commission was headed by Deputy Prime Minister of
Russia Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, the Belgian part by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign
Trade and European Affairs of Belgium Mr. Didier Reynders and the Luxembourg part by Minister of Economy and
Foreign Trade of Luxembourg Mr. Etienne Shneider.)
in December, a very special lunch in honour of both former and new Belgian Ambassadors in Russia - Mr Guy
Trouveroy and Mr Alex Van Meeuwen - took place at the De Warande.
From left to right: Mr Alexander Petrachkov (General Consul of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Belgium), Ms Maria
Landenok (CCBLR Project manager), Mr Vladimir Vorobiev (Head of the Trade Representation of Russian Federation in Belgium
and Luxembourg), Mr Arkady Arianoff (CCBLR Director), H.I.H. Grand Duke George Romanoff (Romanoff & Partners), Mr Jacques
van Rijckevorsel (CCBLR President, Member of the Executive Committee Solvay), Mr Ilya Shestov (Head of economic department
of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Belgium), Mr Yury Bodrov (Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of
the RF to the Kingdom of Belgium) ↓
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Our President also outlined some plans for the Chamber in 2014: organization of a Mission in Kaluga and Lipetsk in
May, and in Samara and Togliatti in October this year, moreover, the official opening of the Chamber Partnership
office in Moscow on 27 February 2014 and several conferences in Belgium and in Luxembourg on the most
important topics, as tax & legal issues when doing business with Russia, customs & certification in Russia, Belarus,
Kazakhstan, Russian business culture and mentality.
Mr Jean-Paul CHARLIER, Embassy Counsellor and desk officer for Russia and Belarus of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Belgium, H.E. Mr. Andrei YEUDACHENKA, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of
Belgium, and Mr Yury BODROV, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of
Belgium also addressed the welcome word to the auditorium of about 135 guests. Mr. Jeannot KRECKÉ, CEO of
Key International Strategy Services, Former Member of the Parliament and Former Minister of the Economy and
Foreign Trade of Luxembourg, gave a speech “Investment in Russia. Still a huge challenge or meanwhile an
interesting opportunity?”. “Solvay” as a main sponsor of the Chamber offered the networking cocktail.
From left to right: Mr Jean-Paul CHARLIER, Mr. Jeannot KRECKÉ, H.E. Mr. Andrei YEUDACHENKA ↓
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5 CCBLR INVITATION
19 – 23.05.2014 / RUSSIA
“THE BENELUX ECONOMIC DAYS IN LIPETSK AND KALUGA”
MULTISECTOR: AUTOMOTIVE / PHARMA /METALLURGY / BUILD MATERIALS / AGROFOOD
NB: we prepare yet the Economic BeNeLux Mission in Kaluga and Lipetsk for 19 to 23 May 2014, dedicated to the
automotive sector, a new international airport, a pharma and healthcare cluster, building materials, 4 projects of
investments supported by a Moscow investment fund, and agriculture.
During your stay you will have opportunities to present your products and know-how. We will organize for you both
В« a la carte В» B2B sessions and visits to factories of the special economic zones and new industrial park: Please
note that these zones and park can provide ready to produce premises for our small and medium enterprises with
their possible customers already presents nearby! We will also organize and/or participate to the networking events
to meet key opinion leaders and decision makers such as governors, ministers, and officials, as well as senior
business executives of Russian enterprises.
IN ORDER TO FINALIZE THE PROGRAMME, WE ASK YOU TO SEND US BY RETURN YOUR
INTEREST TO PARTICIPATE AND YOUR PERSONAL DESIDERATA DURING THIS BENELUX
MISSION.
REGISTRATION FORM
In order to organize your Business to Business contact, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORM and send
it back BEFORE 01 APRIL 2013 to maria.landenok-ex@solvay.com with copy to ccblr@belgacom.net.
First Name / Last Name
Function
Company
Company’s principal activities
Post address
VAT Number
Phone / Mobil
Email
Web site
Registration fee + publication about your
CCBLR member: 484,00 EUR VAT included
company in the catalogue of participants * (400,00 EUR + 21 % VAT 84,00 EUR)
non CCBLR member: 605,00 EUR VAT included
(500,00 EUR + 21 % VAT 105,00 EUR)
Type / profile of the local companies and E.g. Which sphere of activities? Do you expect a specific expertise?
persons you would like to meet**
Manufactory/production site you would like
to visit.
Would you need translator?
yes (EN/RU)
no
THE ESTIMATED TOTAL BUDGET COST (ON BASE OF 15 PARTICIPANTS): +/- 1.900,00 EUR consists of
registration fee including the publication about your company in the catalogue of participants (to be paid on CCBLR
account, please see the B2B registration form) and other costs (to be paid separately), in particular: flights from/to
Brussels to 2 cities (of your choose); hotels, bus transfers, translators, VIP Cocktail, B2B (more details after
registration). NB: other costs are excluded, e.g. lunches, dinners, visa costs, taxi. If needed, the visa formalities,
flights, hotel reservations, can be made with the assistance of the travel agency: http://www.rta-eastwest.be.
Please contact us for any additional information or organizational questions if any:
Mr Arkady Arianoff /Mob: +32 473 94 86 55, Email: A.Arianoff@ccblr.org/;
Ms Maria Landenok /Phone: +32 2 264 36 53, Email: Maria.Landenok-Ex@solvay.com/
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FROM 15.10.2013
The
expansion
and
protection of international
business ventures:
PARTNER OFFICE OF CCBLR IN MOSCOW:
BELGIAN-LUXEMBOURG
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN RUSSIA
www.ccblr.com
MOSCOW: +7 499 3903594
BRUSSELS: +32 473 948655
EXCLUSIVE SERVICES OF THE CCBLR OFFICE IN
MOSCOW
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE SERVICES (CI)
п‚· Identification, assessment and selection of business
opportunities
п‚· Personal Background Check
п‚· Company Reputation Check
п‚· Corporate Due Diligence Services
п‚· Market research
п‚· Information Support to Participation in Tendering Process
CERTIFICATION SERVICES
п‚· Support for registration of medical devices in Russia
п‚· Support for certification of medical devices in Russia
п‚· Support for certification of other products upon request
LEGAL SERVICES
п‚· Legal support for investment projects
п‚· Preparation of trade and economic contracts
п‚· Legal expertise of contracts and other legislation
documents
п‚· Accreditation of foreign representative offices
п‚· Accreditation of branches
п‚· Accreditation of enterprises with foreign investment
п‚· Joint ventures accreditation
п‚· Legal assessment of the FEA situation participant,
п‚· Legal risks evaluation
MARKETING SERVICES
п‚· Strategic consulting in relation to company or project
п‚· Marketing research, promotion of products and
technologies
п‚· Search and development of investment cooperation
projects
п‚· Preparation and negotiation
п‚· Organization of business visits, missions to countries
BLEU
п‚· Ensuring effective economic activity
п‚· Exhibitions, fairs, presentations at international events
www.ccblr.com
УСЛУГ� БЕЛЬГ�ЙСКО-ЛЮКСЕМБУРГСКОЙ ТОРГОВОЙ
ПАЛАТЫ В РОСС��
Б�ЗНЕС РАЗВЕДКА (CI)
 Выбор, идентификация и оценка деловых вожможностей
компаний
 Проверка деловой репутации руководителей компании,
проверка благонадежности и деловой репутации
организаций.
 Корпоративные расследования
 �сследования рынков
 Поиск и оценка промышленных / коммерческих проектов
 �нформационная поддержка участия в зарубежных
тендерах
УСЛУГ� СЕРТ�Ф�КАЦ��
 Поддержка в регистрации медицинских изделий в РФ
 Поддержка в сертификации медицинских изделий в РФ
 Поддержка в сертификации других товаров по запросу
 Представительские услуги в России и в странах
Бельгийско-Люксембургского экономического союза (БЛЭС)
на основании долгосрочных договоров;
 Административный лоббинг интересов членов
РІ
государственных органах;
УСЛУГ� СЛУЖБЫ МАРКЕТ�НГА
 Стратегический консалтинг в отношении компании,
проекта
 Продвижение товаров, технологий
 Поиск и разработка проектов инвестиционного
сотрудничества;
 Подготовка и проведение переговоров
 Организация деловых визитов, миссий в страны БЛЭС
 Обеспечение
эффективной
внешнеэкономической
деятельности
 Организация выставок, ярмарок, презентаций на
международных мероприятиях
ЮР�Д�ЧЕСК�Е УСЛУГ� ПАЛАТЫ
 Полное юридическое сопровождение инвестиционных
проектов, торгово-экономических контрактов, составление
договоров, юридическая экспертиза договоров и иных
правовых документов;
 Аккредитация иностранных представительств, филиалов,
компаний с иностранными инвестициями, совместных
компаний;
 Юридические консультации и практическая помощь по
проектному финансированию, торговому финансированию и
международным банковским расчетам;
 Правовая
оценка
ситуации
участника
Р’Р­Р”,
консультирование, оценка юридических рисков;
 Визовая поддержка российских и иностранных деловых
партнеров;
�НФОРМАЦ�ОННЫЕ УСЛУГ�
 Подготовка аналитических материалов, в том числе
обзоров анализа рынков, конкурентной среды и прочее;
 Публикация различных справочных материалов по
вопросам
двустороннего
торгово-экономического
сотрудничества;
 Размещение рекламы в специализированной прессе;
 Размещение рекламы на страницах информационного
бюллетеня «EAST INFORM»;
 Размещение информации о Вашей компании на сайтах
Торговой Палаты.
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CUSTOMS & FREIGHT FORWARDING RUSSIAN
GUIDE – FEBRUARY 2013
For all Infos about Sochi Customs Procedure, ATA
Carnet, Passengers, Freight instructions, etc.:
http://gtcdn.sochi2014.com/contentpage/ACxR1z/C
ustoms%20%20Freight%20Forwarding%20Guide_V
2_ENG.pdf
BRIEF GUIDE TO RUSSIAN TAXES 2014
INTRODUCTION
When travelling abroad people usually want to
learn about the culture, history and economy of
countries they have chosen as destinations of their
journeys. Tax systems and tax administration play
such an important role in people’s life that almost on
every trip they ask questions about taxes in the land
they are visiting and draw parallels with what they
have at home.
Generally taxes represent a complex subject. They
are difficult to describe in a brief guide and each tax
system has features that distinct it from others.
Russian tax system and tax administration are no
exception. The idea to publish this brief guide came
from numerous contacts with foreign nationals who
were either visiting Russia before or just making
plans visiting it for business or pleasure.
Being a client oriented government agency the
Federal Tax Service has decided to publish an
overview of the main features of our tax system and
provide simple guidance to how taxes are
administered in Russia.
TAXES GENERALLY PAYED BY INDIVIDUALS
In Russia most individuals are commonly paying
Personal Income Tax and Property Taxes. On some
occasions other taxes may also be applied.
Personal Income Tax
Personal Income Tax is a flat rate levy collected
from both resident and non-resident individuals. In
most cases a 13% flat tax rate is applied to incomes
of individuals who are tax residents in Russia. The
tax rate stays unchanged regardless of the total
amount of an individual income. Some deductions
may be applied to Personal Income Tax.
To become a tax resident one has to stay in Russia
for over 183 nonconsecutive days within a period of
one year. Personal Income Tax for non-residents is
established at 30% rate.
It is common that an employer or employers would
withhold Personal Income Tax at the time of payment
of salaries or wages. No filing of tax returns is
necessary unless an individual has any additional
income other than the one provided and declared by
an employer.
In cases when a taxpayer would have additional
income from sources other than employment (i.e.
letting income, dividends, etc.) a special Tax Return
Form known as 3-НДФЛ has to be filed to a local tax
authority office before May 1 of each calendar year.
The same form has to be filed in case a taxpayer
chooses to apply for Personal Income Tax
deductions. Software assisting in filling of this form
can be downloaded from:
http://www.nalog.ru/fl/fl_ndfl/3782413/.
Income gained from payment of interest on bank
deposits is not subject to taxation unless the interest
rate differs from the Refinancing Rate of the Central
Bank of Russia by more than 5%. Refinancing Rate
is
published
at
http://www.cbr.ru/
eng/print.asp?file=/eng/statistics/credit_statistics/refin
ancing_rates_e.htm. Federal Tax Service may
disclose information on bank accounts held in Russia
to foreign competent authorities upon their request.
Income gained from sale of property that has
stayed in ownership of seller for more than three
years in not subject to taxation.
Taxation of income on dividends is established at
9% rate.
Property Taxes
All individuals who are owners of real estate or
vehicles, boats, airplanes, etc. which are registered in
Russia may be subject to paying three types of
property taxes: Land Tax, Individuals Property Tax
and Transport Tax.
Depending of the level of taxation local or regional
legislative authorities establish property tax rates.
Federal legislation limits the maximum tax rate that
can be applied to land used for residential or public
housing utilities purposes by 0,3% of cadastral value
of land parcels. Cadastral value of land is an
assessment that is based on the market value with
the use of mass appraisal techniques. Information
about applicable local tax rates can be found on
http://nalog.ru/tax/.
Individuals do not have to file Property Tax returns.
Local tax inspectorate offices calculate property taxes
for individuals and mail them tax invoices. An
individual must pay property taxes after receiving the
tax invoice.
Payment of all three property taxes can also be
done online at https://lk2.service. nalog.ru/lk/ using a
Private Account Office of an Individual that contains
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8 NEWS FROM RUSSIA
information on all taxable properties belonging to any
given individual owner no matter where in Russia
they may be located. Local tax inspectorate offices at
request of individuals do initial registration procedure
for online payment of property taxes. If an individual
lives outside of Russia the online property tax
payment facility allows making tax payments from
abroad.
Certain groups of individuals i.e. retired persons,
indigenous minorities, etc. may be fully exempt from
payment of property taxes.
There is no Inheritance Tax in the Russian
Federation.
SPECIAL TAX SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT
SELFEMPLOYED
INDIVIDUALS,
SMALL
BUSINESSES AND FARMING
Special Tax Systems are introduced to support
development of private initiative in Russia and are
aimed at reducing tax burden for those who are either
starting or running small business or involved in the
farming sector. Business and individuals may
voluntarily choose between using either a Special
Tax System or staying with the General Tax System.
Simplified Tax System
The Simplified Tax System includes two options
that may be voluntarily selected by a taxpayer.
A small business or a self-employed individual may
choose either to pay 6% tax rate on income or a 15%
tax rate on income minus costs of their business.
With some exclusion businesses that apply STS are
relived from Profit Tax, Corporate Property Tax and
the VAT. They may also choose to remain within the
framework of a regular taxation regime which is
applied to companies or legal entitles.
Federal legislation lists economic activities that are
prohibited from using STS (i.e. banks, insurance,
gambling, etc.) Certain size and ownership criteria
are applied for a business to become eligible for
Simplified Tax System.
Unified Imputed Tax System
For certain types of services and trade local
legislators have the power to establish Unified
Imputed Tax System which may be applied to
businesses with less than 100 employees. Some
limits on ownership structure also apply.
Unified Imputed Tax is levied at 15% rate on
imputed income which is a multiple of base income
for a certain business activity and physical indicators
that characterize such activity (i.e. number of
employees, number of seats, floor area of a shop and
etc.). Base income levels are established by federal
legislation. Local authorities may apply some
correction coefficients.
Businesses that apply UITS are relieved from
paying Profit Tax, Corporate Property Tax, and
Individual Property Tax if the income was derived
from an activity that falls under list of UITS allowed
activities or the property was used to gain income
from such activity. Similarly such business is relieved
from paying the VAT with exclusion of import VAT.
Separate records have to be maintained for unlisted
activities.
Patent System
Certain types of economic activity may be taxed
under a Tax Patent system. The Federal Tax Service
at request of a self-employed individual may issue a
Simplified Tax Patent. Subject to individuals decision
the duration of a Patent my range between 1 and 12
month. The tax period equals the duration of a patent.
The tax authorities determine the price of a patent,
as a 6% share of potential annual income. Potential
income amounts are established by acts of local
legislators for each type of economic activity that is
subject to taxation on patent basis.
Self-employed individuals using Tax Patent system
do not need to file tax returns.
Unified Agricultural Tax
Farm producers that may select to use UAT include
businesses and individuals involved in producing
farm commodities as well as doing subsequent
processing and marketing on the condition that at
least 70% of such income revenue is derived from
sales of their own farm products. Farmer processing
and marketing cooperatives may also select UAT if at
least 70% of their income is derived from transactions
with their membership.
UAT tax rate is established at 6% with tax base
calculated as costs deducted income.
With some exclusions taxpayers that are using
UAT system are relieved from paying Profit Tax,
Corporate Property Tax and the VAT. With some
exclusion self-employed farm producers may also be
relieved from paying Personal Income Tax,
Individuals Property Tax and the VAT.
GENERAL TAX SYSTEM
Most businesses in Russia use General Tax
System.
Profit Tax
The Profit Tax rate is established at 20% of which
18% is channeled to a regional budget and 2% to the
federal budget. Regional authorities have the power
to reduce their share of tax revenue, thus reducing
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the total Profit Tax rate down to 15,5%. Residents of
Special Economic Zones may also be subject to
benefit of reduced profit tax rate.
Businesses that have farming as their prime source
of income are subject to 0% profit tax rate.
Research and development costs including those
that have not produced expected results are tax
deductible within one year of completion. Certain
types of these costs can be deducted using 1.5
coefficients.
Capital gains are treated as ordinary business
income and are therefore subject to profit tax on the
general bases.
Value-added Tax
Value-added Tax is commonly applied at the rate of
18% of the full sales price of transactions with goods,
works, services or property rights as well as imports.
Certain types of transactions are exempt from the
VAT or subject to reduced VAT rate.
There is no VAT registration for companies. There
are no sales taxes.
Property Taxes
Businesses pay Land Tax, Corporate Property Tax
and Transport Tax.
Although Land Tax is also a local tax there are
some differences that distinct taxation of businesses
from individuals. Business and self- employed
individuals must file land tax returns declarations.
Land tax rate is established by local authorities but
cannot exceed the levels set by the Federal
Legislation at 1,5% of cadastral value of land parcel.
Maximum tax rate for farmland is set at 0,3%.
Certain types of legal entities, i.e. religious
organizations, non-governmental associations of
disabled people and etc. may be exempt from
payment of Land Tax. Land located within Special
Economic Zones is generally not subject to taxation.
Corporate Property Tax is a regional tax with levels
of tax rates established by regional legislatures within
the limits of federal legislation which establishes
maximum rate at 2,2%. Corporate Property Tax base
includes only the annual book value of fixed assets
recorded in taxpayer balance sheet.
Non-immovable fixed assets that are brought on
the balance sheet after January 1, 2013 are not
subject to taxation. Certain types of property may
also be exempt from taxation. Some exemptions are
applied to businesses that are residents of Special
Economic Zones.
Other taxes
All taxes in Russia are regulated by federal
legislation. Regional and local authorities do not have
the power to introduce any new taxes or taxes which
are not described in federal legislation.
Apart from the taxes that are described above
taxpayers may also pay Minerals Extraction Tax, Tax
on Water Resources, Fees for Exploiting of Wild Life
and for the Use of Aquatic and Biological Resources,
Gambling Tax and Stamp Duty.
Social Contributions
Employers make Social Contributions to Pension
Fund, Medical Fund and Social Security Fund.
Generally total rate of Social Contributions is 30% of
an employee payroll. Annual salaries exceeding RUB
512,000 are subject to additional 10% charge.
Special Social Contributions rates may be applied
to certain groups of employers and professionals.
Excises
Certain categories of produced or imported goods
(e.g. tobacco, alcohol, petrol and lubricants) are
regarded as excisable. Different rates of excises are
applied to different types of goods.
TAX ADMINISTRATION FEATURES
Federal Tax Service of Russia is the only tax
administration authority in the country. It administers
taxes in accordance with the federal law for all levels
of Russian Government.
Taxpayer Personal Identification Number
All Russian taxpayers whether individuals or
companies are assigned unique Individual Taxpayer
Number known in Russian as �НН. Tax authority
uses ITN to identify taxpayers regardless of their
place of residence or work.
For individuals local tax inspectorates assign the
ITN at their request. Addresses of tax inspectorate
offices can be found on the web site of the Federal
Tax Service at https://service.nalog.ru/addrno.do. An
ITN will be required for employment purposes.
Companies or legal entities are assigned Individual
Taxpayer Numbers at the time of their registration.
Special registry offices of Federal Tax Service do
registration of legal entities.
A step by step guidelines for starting a business in
Russia
can
be
found
at
http://nalog.ru/create_business/ .
Filing of documents for registering a company can
be done online using e-signature.
Information about existing Individual Taxpayer
Numbers is available on the web at
https://service.nalog.ru/inn.do.
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Payment of Taxes
More than 76% of businesses file tax returns and
accounting reports electronically.
Approaches to Tax Audits
Only federal authority can perform tax audits.
Taxes are audited either during desk audits or field
tax audits.
Federal Tax Service is committed to being
transparent about its tax auditing targets. Tax risks
criteria are available to taxpayers on the web.
Compliant businesses that observe these risks
criteria are running a very small chance of been field
audited. Tax auditing of the vast majority of
businesses is done through desk audits, which are
mostly analytical studies. In case of desk audits
taxpayers may not even know that they were audited.
Businesses that do not meet tax risks criteria are
usually the targets of the field tax audits with tax
inspectors visiting company premises. Only less thР°n
one out of every thousand business in Russia
become subject to field tax audits every year.
Large taxpayers are usually audited on regular
basis.
Transfer Pricing and Advanced Pricing Agreements
Russian Transfer Pricing legislation is based on the
OECD Guidelines.
To reduce tax risks large taxpayers may apply for
Advanced Pricing Agreements.
Pre-court Appeal System
The Pre-court Appeal System creates an
opportunity for taxpayers to resolve tax disputes that
may arise in result of tax audits in an out of court
proceedings which reduces taxpayer costs.
Since its initial introduction in 2008 the number of
tax related court cases has decreased in 2012 by
52%.
Generally it takes about six month for a court
system to arrive to a court verdict.
Double Tax Treaties
Elimination of double taxation is an essential goal
pursued by the FTS. Currently we apply about 80
bilateral Treaties for the avoidance of double taxation
signed with various countries from around the world.
Russian Government is preparing to enter into Tax
Information Exchange Agreements with low tax
jurisdictions.
For more information please send us an email
ftstpi@nalog.ru or visit http://eng. nalog.ru/.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
The Brief Guide to Russian Taxes 2014 is
published exclusively for purposes of providing a brief
overview of the tax system in the Russian Federation.
It cannot be considered as a complete and
comprehensive explanation of the tax matters and
cannot be treated as guidance for practical tax
purposes. No responsibility can be accepted for any
loss, liability, claim, demand or damages arising from
subsequent use of any materials or information
presented herein.
2013 – WORST YEAR FOR RUSSIAN ECONOMY
AFTER CRISIS
Despite the reduction in demand for loans among
enterprises, the resources are still costly, making
banks provide loans to households
“In 2013, the Russian economy growth almost
stopped,” the Vedomosti newspaper writes.
According to the Economic Development Ministry,
economy grew by a mere 1.3%, compared to the first
11 months of last year.
It was officially acknowledged by the end of the
year: stagnation is caused not only by external
factors. Developed economies’ growth acceleration in
the second half of the year did not affect in any way
the Russian economy dynamics, says Natalya Orlova
of Alfa-Bank. Following the Economic Development
Ministry, that had four times downgraded the forecast
this year, the wave of overestimation of the economic
growth potential - the second after the 2008 crisis also swept the market, Orlova writes.
Private consumption, maintained by wage increase
for the state employees and extending of credits
remains the only source of economic growth.
However, in 2014 the consumption growth rate would
slow down, the newspaper stresses.
Investment slump has happened above all because
of the state that has completed large-scale
construction projects, and state companies, that
completed major investment projects — so it
coincided in 2013. “The bad news is that private
investment also started to decrease in the middle of
the year,” Vedomosti quotes Dmitry Belousov of the
Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term
Forecasting.
Despite the reduction in demand for loans among
enterprises, the resources are still costly, making
banks provide loans to households, Belousov says:
“The Central Bank responds to this with utmost
straightforwardness - clamping down on everything at
once.” The Central Bank’s aggressive policy of
purging the banking system may also cost the
economy dear - due to the wave of revocation of
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licenses, which has for the first time affected banks
from the country’s top 100, a certain panic is already
rising in the sector.
The crisis has already begun, Belousov believes:
“We have found that growth of one or two percent
means a real crisis for us, with sequestration of the
regional budget expenditures.” The Finance Ministry
is faced with revenue shortfall, using the oil and gas
revenues — 900 billion rubles that were to be
transferred to the reserve fund, to fill all the gaps. The
regions have fallen short of another one trillion rubles:
the return of profit tax has fallen by 15%, instead of
the planned growth of 12-15%.
“We need a more serious approach to both
macroeconomic and budget planning: we should not
daydream and rely on the forecast, which is based on
certain wishes and plans for development,” Finance
Minister Anton Siluanov believes. Nevertheless, the
regional budgets for 2014 have again been made up
based on the assumption that profit tax revenue
would be 15 percent, and the federal budget based
on the economic growth of three percent (Economic
Development Ministry has downgraded the forecast
to 2.5%) and the price of oil of $101 per barrel.
Siluanov believes that the latter is the main risk.
Since 2012, oil proceeds have been ensuring 50%
of the total revenue. Due to such a strong
dependence on oil, the authorities have to look for
additional sources of financing, and changes in the
pension system are its direct result, says Orlova.
An uneventful period has begun, which also has
psychological reasons, believes Director of the
Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of
Sciences (RAS) Ruslan Grinberg: “Our government
has been expecting all the time the private sector to
make a leap. But in fact, we observe the total
bureaucratic oppression of the business. People do
not want to make long-term plans because the state
greatly interferes in their assets.”
Russia has a huge chance, research supervisor at
the Higher School of Economics (HSE) Yevgeny
Yasin is certain: “But we will not move anywhere
unless serious reforms are undertaken, and not in the
economy, but in the political and legal spheres.
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for the material quoted in the press reviews
RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT READY TO PAY FOR
TALENTED YOUTH STUDYING ABROAD
By ALEXANDROVA Lyudmila
MOSCOW, January 21 - The Russian authorities
have decided to continue a tradition that arose back
in the early 17th century under Tsar Boris Godunov
to send talented youth to study abroad. The
Education and Science Ministry and the Agency for
Strategic Initiatives (ASI, a government-founded
nonprofit organization), announced on Monday the
launch of the Global Education program that will
make it possible for Russians to study in the world’s
best higher educational establishments at the
expense of the state budget.
In December 2013, President Vladimir Putin signed
a decree on measures to strengthen Russia’s human
resources potential. In line with the document, the
government should develop measures to support
Russians who entered leading foreign universities on
their own. The list of the educational establishments
should be published in three months.
Deputy Education and Science Minister Alexander
Klimov said it was to be assumed that it would largely
coincide with the list of universities whose diplomas
are recognized in Russian territory. The
establishments include Harvard University, the
California Institute of Technology, Princeton
University, Oxford, Cambridge, the National
University of Singapore etc. The list containing 210
higher educational establishments is likely to be
complemented by medical universities.
Russian nationals who received a Bachelor’s or
specialist’s degree in Russian or Western universities
will be able to take part in the Global Education
program. Participants have to independently enroll for
a Master’s program, postgraduate education program
or residency training in leading Western higher
educational establishments for professions required
in Russia. These in particular include scientific,
pedagogical, medical personnel, engineers as well as
executives in the social sphere.
The program is designed to run in 2014-2016 as a
pilot project. A total of 3,000 Russian nationals are to
go through it over these three years. After online
registration, funds will be allocated to those receiving
education on a "first come, first served" basis.
There are no age restrictions, Alexander Klimov
explained. “Related expenses, expenditures on
accommodations and acquisition of teaching aids will
also be compensated from the budget,” he said.
The government will allocate 1.5 million rubles
($44,230) annually to pay for education and
accommodations of each program participant. Should
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the education cost more, the participants will have to
pay the remaining sum from their own funds.
Once the education is completed in one to three
years, the graduate should return to Russia and work
for three years at an enterprise or in an organization
whose list will be approved in the next few months.
These would be high-tech sector enterprises, as well
as scientific, educational and medical organizations.
A list of employers containing hundreds of positions
open for the program’s graduates will be published.
“We would like at least half of the positions to be in
Siberia or in the Far East to distribute labor resources
countrywide,” ASI Young Professionals department
director Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
According to Peskov, experts had to answer three
difficult questions when developing materials for the
program: How to interest the program participants to
return to their homeland after their studies are over?
How to include ordinary Russians, not children of
senior officials, into the education program? What is
the most useful way to employ their potential later?
As a result, organizers introduced a 200-percent
fine and a requirement to reimburse all education
costs for those who fail to return. The measure would
be enough to send another three people to study
abroad.
“We hope that for these three years that the
program participants will have to work in Russia they
will be able to build such a career that they won’t
need to leave for the West,” Peskov said.
“Even if a person studied in Harvard and then
found a job in a European or American company,
there are mechanisms to make the company pay the
fine for him. Unless a Harvard or Oxford graduate
suddenly runs away to the Amazon jungle,” ASI
Director General Andrei Nikitin commented.
Experts have mainly welcomed the authorities’
initiative.
“Some Russian higher educational establishments
may be upset at the news some of their students may
leave them, but this is positive competition:
competing with the world’s key educational
institutions, in this way we develop ourselves,” the
Kommersant daily quotes Sergei Myasoyedov, vicerector of the Russian Presidential Academy of
National Economy and Public Administration, as
saying.
According to the rector of the Higher School of
Economics, Yaroslav Kuzminov, the number of
program participants should be a lot more - tens of
thousands a year - for tangible changes in the
economy. “But I still support the program as it makes
the window to Europe wider,” he says.
Students who already study abroad say talented
Russians may not pay European universities at all, as
there are numerous grants. “I have not heard any of
my 20 acquaintances who applied for foreign
Master’s or postgraduate programs say they were
unable to go due to financial constraints,” says
Mikhail Yevtikhiyev, a graduate of the St. Petersburg
State Polytechnical University, who studies high
energy physics in Israel’s Weizmann Institute of
Science. He was not interested in the program,
saying: “Participation requirements now look too
tough and are linked to an absolutely unclear future.”
The practice of sending students to study abroad at
the expense of the state was introduced in 1602 by
Boris Godunov, who sent 18 noblemen to England,
Germany and France. In 1696, Tsar Peter the Great
issued a decree on education of young noble people
abroad. Some 1,000 people studied abroad under
Peter the Great’s rule. In the 18th century, there was
a similar practice under Empress Catherine the Great.
Young people were also sent to receive an education
abroad in Soviet times.
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WEF RECOMMENDS INVESTING IN BEST
RUSSIAN REGIONS
By ALEXANDROVA Lyudmila
MOSCOW, January 23. /ITAR-TASS/. - Foreign
investors should turn attention not to Russia as a
whole, but to its certain regions, believe the experts
who presented an investment report at the annual
World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland,
on Wednesday. The main economic spurts, in their
opinion, are already outside Moscow and should be
held up as an example for the rest of the country.
The WEF’s Global Agenda Council in Russia
presented a report entitled Russia’s Regions: Drivers
of Growth 4С…4 primarily aimed at international
investors and heads of Russia’s regions. A group of
experts led by former Russian finance minister,
Aleksey Kudrin, and a Yale University professor,
Oleg Tsyvinsky, believes some regions have already
advanced in their institutional reforms further than
Russia as a whole and say the best examples are
worth investors’ attention.
Noting the need for comprehensive, not selective
reforms, the authors give four easy-to-follow
recommendations: fighting corruption, providing
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simpler access to financing, eliminating excess red
tape, and upgrading labor force’s qualification.
Growth prospects in the regions rather depend on a
governor’s personality and his or her team, they add.
The experts added that eleven regions had shown
better economic results and investment appeal
indicators than the country’s average citing the best
three model ones: Ulyanovsk Region, Republic of
Tatarstan and the Kaluga Region.
Each of them has its own winning formula.
Ulyanovsk has made its way to the top ranking
thanks to the business-friendly local authorities and
efficient work to reduce administrative pressures. The
region’s investment policy is based on the 10 �I’
principle: innovations, infrastructure, integration,
intensification etc.
Meanwhile, Kaluga clinched the exemplary regions’
status by means of attracting direct foreign
investments in industry and high qualification of labor
force. Lately, Tatarstan focused on transparent
regulation,
private-public
partnership
and
development of small and medium business. As for
the latter, its governor, Rustam Minnikhanov
particularly emphasizes creation of regional
engineering centers.
In 2012 the World Bank released a rating of
�business easiness’ in Russia’s 30 major cities.
Ulyanovsk, Saransk and Vladikavkaz performed best,
while Moscow and St. Petersburg lagged behind at
the bottom of the ranking.
So far, most researchers focus on weak points of
the Russian institutions and business climate and
forget about incredible disparities among the Russian
regions, the WEF’s founder and president, Klaus
Schwab, says in the report. Meanwhile, certain
regions are doing much better than the country as a
whole and have carried out institutional reforms over
the last decade and improved business environment.
“We wanted to show that some of them have
become benchmarks among the world’s best
practices,” one of the contributors to the report,
managing partner of EY Russia, Alexander Ivlev, told
RBC daily. “Notwithstanding the overall situation in
Russia they managed to become competitive
internationally.”
Last year's forum in Davos presented three
development scenarios for Russia till 2030, and the
regional scenario, Regional Rebalancing, proved the
most optimistic one. The experts then cited
investments in agriculture and affiliated industries,
infrastructure development in border areas and
reducing trade barriers in Russia’s East as the
regions’ main potential for growth.
Such plans are already afoot in Russia’s Far East the region may create its own special economic
zones, Deputy Minister of Economic Development,
Oleg Saveliev, told the Vedomosti daily. Talks with
Japanese partners planning to grow crops, soya and
buckwheat are already underway.
But regional development has its risks in it, the
experts said, as it is fraught with splitting the country
into flourishing and depressive regions. Expert RA
rating agency points to only five regions that can
boast the maximal investment potential with low risks:
Moscow and Moscow Region, St. Petersburg,
Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Tatarstan.
Besides, investors need infrastructures the regions
are unable to build at this point: social expenses
made up 70-75 percent of spending in 23 regions
over the first six months of 2013, says the
Independent Institute for Social Policy. Meanwhile,
debts are increasing: S&P rating agency forecasts
that about 20 regions will be able to retain budget
surplus and moderate debt burden by late 2015, the
rest are already in hazard. According to Finance
Minister, Anton Siluanov, the regional budgets’
deficits swelled 2.5 times to 700 billion roubles (about
$21.2 billion) over 2013.
Even so, the most thriving Russian regions will now
be able to take foreign currency loans in the
international market, as follows from the decision
approved this week by Prime Minister Dmitry
Medvedev.
Russia’s regions previously had this right but by
early 2000 their external debt had reached 2.4 billion,
or 1.4 percent of GDP, a critical amount. This made
the authorities freeze the regions’ external borrowing
in 2000. By early 2013 the regions’ aggregate debt
decreased to 0.56 billion, or 0.03 percent of GDP.
Access to the international market will be available
not for everyone, though, but only the most reliable
regions that have a credit rating similar to the
sovereign rating. Only two Russian regions now
comply with the requirement, federal scale cities
Moscow and St. Petersburg, say the government’s
materials. According to Finance Ministry, the current
criteria will also permit external lending in foreign
currency to the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Territory.
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BUSINESS SEMINAR �INVEST IN MOSCOW’
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On the 11th and 13th of September 2013 two
seminars called �Invest in Moscow: Doing Business in
Russia’s capital’, were held in two major Dutch cities:
Amsterdam and Eindhoven. The seminars were
organized by the Netherlands Council for Trade
Promotion (NCH) and its Russian branch (NRCH) on
behalf of the Moscow City Government. Being one of
the top three investors in Russia, The Netherlands
was chosen to host these seminars. The choice to do
two events, including the one in Eindhoven, might
seem unusual. However, the city and its region are
also known as �Brainport’ and the �smartest region in
the world’. The focus of the delegation on innovation
and technology makes Eindhoven a logical choice.
The focal point of both seminars was in answering
the ultimate question – why invest in Moscow? For
starters, Moscow has been among the most
expensive cities in the world for many years,
testifying to its remarkable entrepreneurial
opportunities. This, along with other factors, allowed
Forbes to place Moscow on their top ten lists of most
attractive locations for new businesses in 2011. In
2013, Moscow still continues to surprise the business
world.
During the September seminars in Amsterdam and
Eindhoven, many reasons were pointed out in
support of Forbes’ evaluation of the city. The
introduction included the references to the positive
figures of the Russian economic development in
recent years, as specifically compared to the latest
economic growth charts of most European countries.
When combining different facts and numbers,
Moscow is the �undisputed city in Russia’. As far as
business, Moscow has a very diversified economy
and a huge pool of human capital, a large percentage
of which consists of highly skilled workers with
university degrees. In addition, 90% of the
headquarters of international banks and finance
organizations in Russia are in Moscow and 80% of
the country’s financial flow goes through Moscow.
For these and many other reasons, �Moscow
translates into the leading economic center of Russia’.
According to a 2013 survey by Ernst and Young,
Moscow takes a shared 7th place among the most
attractive for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) cities in
Europe, along with Amsterdam and Brussels. The
city authorities envision to compete with London,
Paris and Frankfurt around the year 2025.
Therefore the city is focusing on many points for
development, not only in business but for the city as
a whole. For business development the three pillars
are:
1. Further improvement in the quality of human
capital,
2. Development of economic potential and
3. Making Moscow a SMART-city.
The Moscow delegation was especially interested
in the innovation and technology sector. Several
presentations and round tables dealt with the
Technopark that either have already become
operational or are being built at this moment. Of
course the famous example (but also a PR-project) of
Skolkovo was brought to the fore, but there are many
other places in and around Moscow that will be good
for foreign companies to settle and invest in. Besides
highlighting sectors, Moscow’s plan to attract Small
and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) was
emphasized. The vast majority (80%) of all
companies in Russia are large companies, with only
20% considered SME. In comparison, the Dutch ratio
is 70% SME’s and 30% large companies. Moscow
wants to support SME’s by providing subsidies for the
essentials and has brought to life the seed fund,
aiming to support business that invest in innovation.
After all these arguments in favor of Moscow,
another logical question is why investing in Moscow
should prevail over investing in Russia’s regional
capitals like Kazan, Yekaterinburg or Novosibirsk?
After all, these are the cities and the places where
the largest economic growth in Russia is expected in
the next few years. At the introduction of both
seminars it was stated that in most cases most
successful Russia-based start-ups begin in Moscow.
In light of everything mentioned previously, Moscow
also seems to be preparing itself for the future and for
expected investments, making it definitely an
essential place to make business in Russia. The
timing of the Netherlands – Russia bilateral year – to
attract Dutch companies to Russia – and this seminar
could hardly be better: by settling in Moscow now you
are thinking ahead of your time, and that your vision
includes Moscow’s strategic relevance as a good
launch base to move from there into the regional
capitals that are, by the way, to host World Cup 2018.
Having said all that, the story of the delegation
members on whose experience this report is based
doesn’t mean that being successful in Moscow is
suddenly a paved way. There are still many holes in
the road like corruption and bureaucracy that you
need to be aware of and carefully advised about
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beforehand, in order to make your business in Russia
a success.
THE COUNCIL OF EXPERTS
OF
THE
ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
MINISTRY
HAS APPROVED 21.3 BILLION
RUBLES OF PROJECTS
ELABORATED BY SPANISH
AND ITALIAN FIRMS FOR
RUSSIA’S
SPECIAL
INDUSTRIAL
ECONOMIC
ZONES. The Alabuga SEZ will
receive 456.8 million rubles for
the production of high-strength
woven geogrids, which are used
in hydraulic engineering, road
and
railway
construction.
Spain’s largest car producer,
CIE Automotive, will invest 1.9
billion rubles in the construction
of a cast aluminum engine detail
plant for the AvtoVAZ-Renault-Nissan alliance. New
resident of the Lipetsk SEZ, Techna, will provide
792.9 million rubles to establish plants producing
perimeter fencing and cage equipment for
commercial poultry. Lipetsk Car Building Plant ANT
declared a 17.5 billion ruble investment into the
construction of a plant to produce wagons with an
increased axle load and higher capacity. Another
resident of the SEZ, SEST-LUVE, will invest 611
million rubles to expand the production of
evaporators, condensers and heat exchangers.
The Russian government will spend more
than 70 billion ruble in additional funds on healthcare
in 2014, Veronika Skvortsova, Healthcare Minister,
said. In 2015 the additional spending will amount to
100 billion rubles. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
said later that the amount of regional healthcare
target programs will be 1.7 trillion rubles in 2014, up
15% on the year.
Russia has been ranked 92nd by the World
Bank and the International Financial Corporation (IFC)
in their annual Doing Business rating.
The Russian government will spend up to 60
billion rubles on the development of resorts in the
North Caucasus.
SUKHOI PLANS TO MARKET NEW SUPERJET
PLANE IN 2016
ON THE PICTURE: SUKHOI SUPERJET-100,
SOURCE: В© RIA NOVOSTI.
Russia’s Sukhoi aircraft maker said Friday that it is
planning to start series production of a stretched
version of its Superjet 100 passenger aircraft in 2016.
The plane, dubbed Superjet Stretch, will seat 115
passengers, while the baseline Superjet 100 has up
to 110 seats. The model is seen as an interim
solution in the development of the Superjet family
until the 130-passenger capacity Superjet NG is
developed by 2020. “We are working on a schematic
design of the plane at present,” said Andrei
Kalinovsky, head of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Kalinovsky
said the company’s long-term business goal of
building 830 planes of the Superjet family could be
achieved only through introduction of improved
versions of the aircraft to be positioned in various
segments of the market.
Russia is planning to invest some 4.8 billion rubles
($143 million) over the next five years in additional
research and development on its Superjet 100
passenger twinjet. The Superjet 100 is a shortmedium haul passenger aircraft developed by Sukhoi
in cooperation with US and European aviation
corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales,
Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.
Sukhoi has received over 200 orders for Superjet
100 airliners so far. The aircraft carried out its first
commercial flight in April 2011 and has shown an
overall good performance. However, a number of
design and technical problems have been revealed
during its subsequent commercial operation by
Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot and Armenia’s
Armavia. SOURCE: RIA NOVOSTI
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04.02.2014 / MOSCOW
CONFERENCE “THE RUSSIAN BANKING
SECTOR”
We are pleased to invite you to the next session of
the BRBC, which will take place on Tuesday
February 4th, 2014, with as theme В«The Russian
Banking sectorВ».
Our hosts are Luc Truyens, General Manager ING
Commercial Banking, Russia and Steven
Palstermans, SWIFT, Head of Strategic Financial
Initiatives, Russia/CIS.
During this meeting, we will present amongst
others the following topics:
- The general economic situation in Russia and
economic perspectives (Dmitry Polevoy, Chief
Economist ING)
- Moscow – International Financial Center: Where
does Russia stand? What is the ambition of SWIFT in
this project (Steven Palstermans)
- ING – Doing business in Russia as a foreign bank
(Luc Truyens)
The presentation will start at 19h30 and will take
place at the Holiday Inn Suschevsky, address 74
Suschevsky Val Street, Moscow (doors open at
19h00), and is followed by a reception kindly offered
by ING and SWIFT.
In order to help to cover the cost, we kindly request
a contribution of 1,000 Rubles per attendee, payable
at site. Please register in advance to our event, by
sending
an
email
to:
belgianrussianbusinessclub@gmail.com
Looking forward to see you,
Best regards,
Johan Vanderplaetse, Chairman BRBC
Belgian-Russian Business Club
Temporary secretariat:
anna.korneeva@emerson.com, Tel.: +7 965 277 68
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19TH MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT
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В«TRANSRUSSIAВ»
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professionals from Russia, the CIS and Baltics. At the
event, the most important issues in the development
of the Russian transport system are discussed, and
new information systems are developed for
interaction between different modes of transport,
aimed at successfully addressing logistics issues in
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23RD INTERNATIONAL FOOD & DRINKS
EXHIBITION
WORLDFOOD
AT
MOCOW
EXPOCENTRE
Remember to reserve your exhibition space now at
WorldFood Moscow 2014 - Russia's most established
international food and drink exhibition. The event will
return on the 16 - 19 September 2014 at the
Expocentre in Moscow. Spaces are being allocated
on a first-come basis.
Fruit & Vegetables / Seafood & Frozen / Dairy &
Meat / Grocery
Contact: Mr Tony Higginson (Event & Sales
Director, T +44 207 596 50986, fm@iteexhibitions.com
www.food-exhibitions.com
15-19.06.2014 / MOSCOW
“RESPONSIBLY
ENERGISING A
GROWING
WORLD”
As
the
world
population increases,
access to affordable,
safe and reliable
sources of energy will
be a key factor in
promoting economic
development and well being for humankind. Oil and
natural gas will continue to be the world’s leading
energy resource for the foreseeable uture. Meeting
future demand in a sustainable and socially
responsible manner will require massive investments,
leading edge technologies, the highest skilled human
resources, and superior ethical business practices.
Producers, consumers, governments and societies
need to cooperate responsibly to develop all energy
resources. To do so, the industry has to energies its
professionals; in particular youth, to become even
more innovative in ensuring future growth.
Structure:
Technical Programme Sessions
The technical programme of the 21st WPC is
organised in 4 thematic blocks:
Block 1: Exploration and Production of Oil and
Natural Gas
Block 2: Refining, Transportation and Petro
chemistry
Block 3: Natural Gas Processing, Transportation
and Marketing
Block 4: Sustainable Management of the Industry
The technical sessions of the 21st World Petroleum
Congress include topical CEO-Level Round Table
(RT) discussions, leading–edge Best Practice
Keynotes (BP), and the technical Forums (F) with
expert panels presenting key industry topics, through
papers as well as interactive posters at the Digital
Poster Plaza.
Contacts (to reserve your exhibition space,
Sponsorship opportunities):
Team of 21st WPC Organizing Committee
Tel./fax: +7 495 502 19 27
Web-site: www.21wpc.com
E-mail: info@21wpc.com
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18 NEWS FROM BELARUS
FINANCE MINISTRY: BELARUS’ TAX SYSTEM
COMPLIES WITH DEVELOPED COUNTRIES’
STANDARDS
The tax system in Belarus meets the standards of
developed countries, Nadezhda Sudnik, Deputy
Chairperson of the Taxation Policy Department Chairperson of the Income Taxation Department
under the Finance Ministry, said during the online
conference on the amendments to the Tax Code in
2014 hosted by BelTA on 23 January.
“The tax system in Belarus is in keeping with the
Customs Union’s tax systems and meets the
standards of developed countries,” Nadezhda Sudnik
noted.
Nadezhda Sudnik said that the major stage of the
tax reform which began in Belarus in 2006 has
concluded. “The structure, composition and the
number of taxes have been determined. The
frequency of their collection has been reduced.
Collection mechanisms relating to main taxes have
been improved, too. The existing taxes allow doing
business without impediments and securing the
required level of the financing of government
obligations,” she said.
In the last five years the economy has seen tax
burden (tax revenues/GDP ratio) fell by 8.9
percentage points, from 36.1% of GDP in 2008 to
27.2% in 2013. In 2014 it will be further reduced by
0.7 percentage points. This figure is comparable to
that in Russia and Kazakhstan, while the level of
centralization of financial resources is comparable to
average figures in developed countries.
The World Bank’s report Doing Business 2014
ranks Belarus 133rd in Taxation. Belarus vaulted 23
notches from 2012 and 45 notches from 2008.
Speaking about annual amendments to the Tax
Code, Nadezhda Sudnik noted that they are
explained by the necessity to harmonize some
provisions with the requirements of the Customs
Union, changes in other branches of law and the
introduction of new stimulating taxation mechanisms
(such as the Tax Free system). A number of changes
are designed to address the issues arising from the
practical implementation of the provisions of the Tax
Code.
However, the Finance Ministry and the Taxes and
Duties Ministry will take measures to minimize the
number of amendments to tax laws considering the
completion of major tax reforms in Belarus
CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN BELARUS UP 7.4%
IN 2013
In 2013 the capital investment in Belarus totaled
Br202.7 trillion, up 7.4% in comparable prices from
2012, BelTA learnt from the National Statistics
Committee.
In 2013 Br106.8 trillion worth of installation and
construction works were performed, which was up
6.6 % over 2012 in comparable prices. Installation
and construction works accounted for 52.7% of the
total capital investment.
The expenses on the purchase of machines,
equipment and vehicles amounted to Br74.4 trillion,
or 36.7% of the total capital investment and 105.4%
as against last year. The imported equipment
accounted for 60.3% of the total capital investment.
Some 29.6% of foreign equipment was purchased on
the territory of Belarus.
In 2013 the bulk of investment capital was
channeled into the manufacturing industry (23.5%),
agriculture, hunting and forestry (14%), production
and distribution of electricity, gas and water (8.8%),
transport and communications (9.6%).
BELARUSIAN MAZ SHIPS 255 BUSES TO
RUSSIAN SOCHI
The public joint-stock company OAO Minsk
Automobile Plant (MAZ trademark), the flagship of
the Belarusian mechanical engineering industry, has
shipped 255 urban buses to Sochi, the Russian city
where the 22nd Winter Olympics will take place. The
MAZ 103 and MAZ 206 model buses were shipped
after the Belarusian company won the relevant
tenders held by the city administration, the press
service of the Embassy of Belarus in Russia told
BelTA.
The buses were custom-made for Sochi. For the
first time MAZ buses were fitted with a more powerful
diesel engine for the sake of the optimal operation of
the air conditioning system.
All the buses comply with international passenger
transportation standards. They offer comfortable
passage, including to people with disabilities. Every
bus is fitted with a ramp for wheelchair access as well
as equipment for fastening wheelchairs. Apart from
that, the Belarusian vehicles are fully adapted to the
Black Sea climate.
The buses had to travel over 2,000km from Minsk
to Krasnodar Territory.
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The Belarusian company expects partnering
relations with the Russian region to further advance,
noted the press service. It is not the first time MAZ
has shipped its vehicles to the resort city.
NEW CAR FACTORY IN BORISOV DISTRICT
BY 1 JULY 2019
The factory to make cars in Borisov District is to be
built by 1 July 2019. Belarus President Alexander
Lukashenko signed the relevant decree on 16
January, the press service of the Belarusian leader
told BelTA.
The document has been passed with a view to
enabling favorable conditions for the production of
new kinds of automobiles in Belarus. The decree
envisages the implementation of an investment
project to establish an enterprise to assemble cars in
Borisov District, Minsk Oblast.
The investment project includes the construction
and commissioning of a factory to make cars in
addition to the construction and commissioning of
internal and external engineering and transport
infrastructure facilities. The project will be
implemented in line with the memorandum on
advancing cooperation in car manufacturing. The
memorandum was signed by the Belarusian Industry
Ministry and the Chinese corporation Geely. The
deadline for building the factory is 1 July 2019.
The Belarusian-Chinese joint venture BelGee has
been chosen to design and build the factory and the
internal and external engineering and transport
infrastructure facilities. Founded by the Belarusian
automaker BelAZ, the Chinese company Geely, and
the private joint-stock company Soyuzavtotechnologii,
BelGee is a resident company of the free economic
zone Minsk. The company has been established for
the sake of manufacturing Geely brand cars.
The municipal capital construction enterprise UKS
Borisov is the customer in having the internal and
external engineering and transport infrastructure
facilities for the factory designed and built taking into
account the relocation of the existing engineering
networks from the construction site.
While putting together the draft investment
program for 2014, the central government will have to
appropriate funds for designing and building the
internal and external engineering and transport
infrastructure facilities for the factory. In line with the
decree the Minsk Oblast administration will lease a
118.87ha land plot inside the free economic zone
Minsk to BelGee for 99 years for the sake of building
and operating the new factory. The UKS Borisov will
provide the land plots for building and operating the
internal and external engineering and transport
infrastructure facilities.
The implementation of the decree is supposed to
raise investments for creating an export-oriented
enterprise with the output capacity of 120,000 cars
per annum. The future enterprise is supposed to
export 90% of the output. To operate at 100%
capacity, the company will have to employ about
1,900 people. The implementation of the decree will
also allow assimilating new technologies for
manufacturing competitive vehicles.
CUSTOMS UNION’S FOREIGN, DOMESTIC
TRADE DOWN IN JANUARY-NOVEMBER 2013
In January-November 2013 the mutual trade of the
Customs Union member states declined by 5.9%
from the same period of last year, the foreign trade
inched down by 0.7%, BelTA learned from the press
service of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
In January-November 2013 the foreign trade of the
Customs Union member states with third countries
amounted to $844.6 billion, down by 0.7% or $5.7
billion over the same period of last year.
Export to third countries came at $531.9 billion,
import at $312.7 billion. In cost terms the volume of
export was down by 1.7% or $9.2 billion. Import went
up by 1.1% or $3.5 billion. In January-November
2013 the Customs Union had a foreign trade surplus
as large as $219.2 billion, down from $231.9 billion in
January- November 2012.
Without taking into account fuel and energy
commodities the volume of export was down by 6.9%
in cost terms, the volume of import went up by 1.6%,
the Eurasian Economic Commission noted. In
January-November 2013 Russia’s export to third
countries rose by 0.6% to $443.1 billion, with import
up by 0.3% to $267.1 billion. Russia had a foreign
trade surplus of $176 billion. Belarus’ export to third
countries went down by 33.8% to $17.9 billion, while
import rose by 7.5% to $18.2 billion. Belarus had a
deficit of $0.3 billion. Kazakhstan’s export dropped by
3.8% to $70.9 billion, import was up by 5% to $27.4
billion. The surplus for Kazakhstan made up $43.5
billion.
In January-November 2013 the mutual trade of the
Customs Union member states totaled $58.2 billion,
down 5.9% from January-November 2012. BelarusRussia trade reached $35.96 billion, down 10.3%.
Russia-Kazakhstan trade totaled $21.35 billion, up
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2.3%. Belarus-Kazakhstan trade dropped by 0.6%
down to $855.4 million.
Belarus-Russia trade accounted for 61.8% of the
trade in the Customs Union, Russia-Kazakhstan
trade for 36.7%, Belarus-Kazakhstan for 1.5%.
“The fall in the mutual trade was due to a
considerable decrease in the delivery of Russian oil
products to Belarus (after the shipments surged 1,7
times in January-November 2012 in comparison with
January-November 2011). Without taking into
account fuel and energy commodities the mutual
trade of the Customs Union member states rose by
0.7% in comparison with January-November 2012,”
said the press service of the Eurasian Economic
Commission.
BELARUS TO BUILD 5M SQUARE METERS OF
HOUSING IN 2014
Some 5 million square meters of housing will be
constructed in Belarus in 2014. The target was
formalized by Council of Ministers’ Resolution No.
1191 as of 31 December 2013. The document has
been posted on the National Legal Internet Portal,
BelTA has learnt.
Some 2.5 million square meters of subsidized
housing will be constructed for people in need for
better housing.
Some 1.5 million square meters of housing will be
built in rural communities and small towns.
Targets for each region and the city of Minsk were
approved, too. Some 1.1 million square meters of
housing will be built in Minsk Oblast, 770,000 square
meters in Brest Oblast, 650,000 square meters in
Gomel Oblast, 660,000 square meters in Grodno
Oblast, 410,000 square meters in Vitebsk Oblast,
410,000 square meters in Mogilev Oblast and 1
million square meters in the city of Minsk.
A NEW CANDIDATE FOR THE CUSTOMS
UNION RUSSIA-BALARUS-KAZAKHSTAN ?
The Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia, an
autonomous region of Moldova, in the South, near to
Ukraine, will probably be a declared candidate for the
Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union. A local
referendum is indeed foreseen in that sense for
February 2, 2014, despite the endeavors of the
central authorities of Moldova to impede the
referendum, by declaring it illegal. Political
consequences are not easy to predict, as at the same
time, Gagauzia wants to break away from the rest of
Moldova, that clearly wants and declares to be nearer
to Rumania and EC. Investments there are tax free
for 5 years, when they go over 300.000 € (Source :
Courrier International). Possibilities of cooperation
with Belgian enterprises could exist, namely in the
field of agro-industry, that is subsidized by local
authorities, as explained our ambassador Mr Philippe
Beke in Moldova about one year ago.
CULTURE
LE CENTRE CULTUREL ET SCIENTIFIQUE DE RUSSIE
Rue du MГ©ridien 21, 1030 Brussels, Tel: 02/219 0133
PROGRAMME OF THE MONTH:
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RU: http://www.centreculturelrusse.be/ru/event/allevents
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21 JOB ANNOUNCE
RESERVATION & TICKETING AGENT
APG Air Agencies is a General Sales agent for airlines with
offices in The Netherlands, in Georgia and in Belgium
(Zaventem).
Next to our office in Zaventem city, we are looking for new
staff based at Brussels Airport.
Job Description
We are looking for an enthusiastic Reservation & Ticketing
agent to join our team at the airport desk for day & evening
shifts. You will represent the interests of the airlines in our
portfolio.
Your job will consist in:
Reservation & issuance of air tickets
Assistance to passengers before the flights
Sales by phone for individuals, groups
Reply to e-mail requests
Helpdesk for travel agencies
Administration & follow up of your files
You’re the local contact and image of the airline.
ORION METAL is part of the international
scafom-rux Group for scaffolding, shoring and
formworks.
LOOKING URGENTLY FOR AN COMMERCIAL
SALES MANAGER OR AGENT IN THE
CONTRUCTION
Dear Reader,
I have been an exhibitor on the Mosbuild 2013 and
started with a representative for Russia for our
scaffolding and shoring products.
The representative did stay with his current
employer so I am urgently looking for a new rep or
agent for our products, someone who is well
introduced in the construction market and industrial
projects.
Job Requirements
We are looking for someone with an agency or airline
background.
You are fluent in English or French or Dutch and
Russian
You have experience with Amadeus, Sabre or any
other CRS
You are familiar with Air Fares & Ticketing
Your are flexible, client orientated and you can
work under pressure
Your are used to work independently
We provide:
•
Contract possibility as from 15hours/week (upon
agreement)
•
Training and support
•
Attractive conditions
•
Work in a dynamic international environmental
area
•
Extra legal advantage
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and are you ready
to make your next move? Than apply if you want to be part
of a great company, with many national and international
contacts.
Please send you CV and motivation letter at
Pax.sales@airagencies.be
Ask me our brochure in Russian. Looking forward to
hearing from you soon.
Kind regards, Mit freundlichen Gruessen,
Cordialement, un saludo, atentemente, cordiali saluti,
Christian Bergmans,
International Business Development Manager
Tel +32(0)11668080
Mobile +31(0)650612833
mailto:christian.bergmans@scafom-rux.com
http://www.scafom-rux.com
Skype: christian.bergmans1
Industrieweg 4
B-3950 Kaulille-Bocholt
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DZYUBA ALEKSANDR
DESIRED JOB TITLE: Sales Manager, Area Sales
Manager, Business Development Manager, Export
Manager, Key Account Manager
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: Internal and remote sales
teams, distributors, agents
LANGUAGES: English/ French/Ukrainian/Russian/ learning
Dutch
MARKET EXPERIENCE: Western/Eastern/ Central
Europe+Russia/CIS+Middle East/Africa
INDUSTRIES: Chemical, FMCG, Packaging, Machine
Building, Plastics, Food
EDUCATION: Linguistics University in Russia and MBA in
Belgium
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: Proactive, willing to learn,
results-driven, customer-focused, stress-resistant,
innovative and enthusiastic
CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: multilingual and
multicultural teams in Russia and Belgium
CONTACT: aleks.dzyuba@gmail.com, GSM +32 495 32 92
95
ISLAMURATOVA ADELINA
WORK EXPERIENCE: interpreter/translator (english –
russian – french), english teacher, secretary/receptionist.
EDUCATION: master program - english language and
literature - vub/brussels (ongoing); bashkir state
pedagogical university (ufa/russia): english teacher
specialized in philology. Master degree.
PERSONAL SKILLS: very challenging, fast and good
learner, great team player, well organized, stress-resistant,
sociable and open.
LANGUAGES: russian (mother tongue), english (excellent),
french (fluent), dutch (good), spanish (basic), italian (basic).
CONTACTS: adelinaislamuratova@hotmail.com, +32 484
107 193.
NB / INFORMATION FOR JOBSEAKERS
Please send us your CV (max 10 lines), divided into
following rubrics:
DESIRED JOB TITLE / WORK EXPERIENCE / CONTACT
Thank you in advance and good luck!
JABER SANAA
InterprГЁte-Animatrice sociale
EXPÉRIENCES
PROFESSIONNLLES(BÉNÉVOLE):
InterprГЁte sociale pour MГ©decins du Monde-Bruxelles,
InterprГЁte et traductrice sociale pour le service
d'InterprГ©tariat Social de Bruxelles Accueil asbl,
Enseignante d'informatique pour Dar al Amal ou la
В« Maison de l'espoir В»,InterprГЁte - Accompagnatrice
sociale pour le Movement Convivial asbl.
ETUDES ET FORMATION: 2013 Formation en dГ©ontologie
de l'interprГ©tariat en milieu social organisГ©e par le servie
d'InterprГ©tariat Social de Bruxelles Accueil asbl, 2011
Formation en Г©coute organisГ©e par le Mouvement
Convivial en collaboration avec CBAI (Centre Bruxellois
d’Action Interculturelle); 2002 – 2007 Master en littérature
Française- Bagdad, Irak
CONNAISSANCES LINGUISTIQUES: Français (très bonne
connaissance), Anglais (Bon comprГ©hension), NГ©erlandais :
(connaissance de base), Arabe (Langue maternelle).
INFORMATIQUE: Connaissance usuelles en Word, Excel,
Access, Internet. Statut ACS
GSM: 0489/85.32.42/E-mail: sanaa.jaber@ymail.com
GEERTS ANN
DESIRED JOB TITLE: Area sales Manager, Key Account
Manager, Export Account Manager
WORK EXPERIENCE: Management Experience:
distributors/agents/ OEM clients; Market experience:
North/West/East-Europe, CIS countries, Russia
Industries: Construction
LANGUAGES:
Dutch/French/English/German/Russian/Polish (basic)/
Spanish (basic)
EDUCATION: Linguistics University Antwerp (Belgium),
Laureate in Export management (AMS Antwerp), 5 months
study experience in Irkutsk (Russia)
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: proactive, willing to learn,
results-driven, customer-focused, stress-resistant, team
player, enthusiastic
CONTACT: geertsann@hotmail.com; +32.492.73.03.57
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23 JOB SEARCH
GREINDL SIBYLLE
Young professional willing to make use of her business
development experience in Russia and policy analysis &
communication skills in a company present in Russia.
Areas of professional interest include energy, infrastructure
projects, economic development.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Journalist for the business
magazine Trends-Tendances. Initiated partnerships with
foreign/Belgian companies during a stage in a Russian
engineering company. Conducted studies on energy,
infrastructure, health and safety issues at the European
Commission and Milieu Ltd, a policy consultancy, with the
aim of supporting the EC Budget communication campaign
and of providing strategy advice to public sector clients.
EDUCATION: - MA in International Relations at IE
Business School (Madrid); BA and MA in Romance
Linguistics and Literatures, additional BA in Philosophy at
UniversitГ© catholique de Louvain.
PERSONAL SKILLS: Strong analysis and communication
capacities. Like situations requiring initiative and
organisation skills.
LANGUAGES: French (mother tongue), English/Spanish
(proficiency), Dutch (intermediate), Russian (experience
working in a Russian speaking context).
CONTACT: E-mail: sibylle.greindl@gmail.com; Mobile: +32
474 87 93 90
KORNARAKI YANA
DESIRED JOB TITLE: Looking for a job in the field of
International/Public
relations/Translation/Multilingual
Communication.
WORK
EXPERIENCE:
2013
Administrative
assistant/Translator at Cogebi NV, Belgium: organisation
and preparation of meetings and events of the Board and
the general assemblies of shareholders, translation of legal
documents and reports. 2012: European Institute of
International Relations: organization of conferences,
coordination of projects and events in embassies,
newsletter, translation. Experience as a professor assistant:
Russian language guidance lessons for students.
EDUCATION: 2010-2012 Master degree in Multilingual
Communication or. International
Relations (ULB, University of Brussels); 2007-2010
Bachelor in Germanic Languages and Literature
(ULB, University of Brussels), both with distinction.
PERSONAL SKILLS: Strong communication skills, wellorganized, responsible, flexible, reliable, hardworking,
dynamic, cooperative, motivated, problem-solving attitude.
LANGUAGES: Russian and Ukrainian (mother tongues),
English, French, Dutch (fluent)
CONTACTS: +32 496 64 72 24, yaska88@hotmail.com
KOURY BELLA
DESIRED JOB TITLE / Junior Public Affairs, Business
Development manager
WORK EXPERIENCE / 3 years of Sales and Business
Development experience. 2 years experience in EU Public
Affairs. From selling an idea/vision to products and services,
B2B.
EDUCATION / Master’s degree in European Politics
PERSONAL SKILLS / Communicative, organized, initiative,
creative, ability to work under pressure and with deadlines
LANGUAGES / Dutch, English, fluent. Average French and
German.
CONTACT: koury.bella@gmail.com
LISMONT JONAS
DESIRED JOB TITLE / Job or defined mission in the public
sector (international organizations, diplomacy, NGO), or in
big enterprise.
WORK EXPERIENCE / Belgian embassy in Estonia: Intern.
Extended study on the Estonian economic policy. Attending
of diplomatic briefings at the Estonian Foreign Ministry and
other institutions with the Ambassador, writing of reports.
GEOS group country risk tracking (Paris): Intern. Analyst
covering East Europe/Russia/Central Asia/Caucasus.
EDUCATION / Sciences Po Paris, Master in European
Affairs. Exchange at Freie Universität Berlin.
PERSONAL SKILLS / Responsible, highly flexible. Ability to
work in team and in multicultural environment.
LANGUAGES / French (native), English (excellent),
German (excellent), Russian (fluent)
CONTACTS / jonas@lismont.net www.lismont.net
MASLOVA OLGA
DESIRED JOB TITLE: I am seeking a challenging position
in international trade, so that my knowledge and experience
in Marketing, Strategy and Business development can be
applied to support a company’s expansion.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Sales/Office manager (8 years),
Economist (6 years), International sales manager (1 year)
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Management Sciences,
HEC - ULg Liege, Belgium. Diploma in economy, Kuban
Agricultural State University, Russia (graduated with
honors).
PERSONAL SKILLS: Proactive, hard worker and result
oriented, I can contribute in an innovative and efficient way
to a company’s success.
LANGUAGES: Russian (native), French (excellent), English
(excellent), Dutch (notions), Belarusian (very good),
Ukrainian (very good), Polish (notions)
CONTACTS: olgamaslova@yahoo.fr, +32 473 45 21 10
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POSTIAU-DANILOVA ANNA
Looking for an ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION (Assistant,
Secretary, Travel Coordinator, Office Manager etc.)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Deputy of the Head of
Visa Department and Visas Specialist at Carlson Wagonlit
Travel, Moscow (9 years), various administrative positions
in International companies in Moscow
EDUCATION: Diploma in HR Management (Moscow
Academy of Management); English language (Moscow
State Language School)
PERSONAL PROFILE: hard working, easily learning,
responsible, reliable, flexible and self-motivated, an
excellent communicator, highly client-oriented. Has an
ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.
Settled in Brussels. Allowance to work in Belgium is
granted.
LANGUAGES: Russian – native, English – fluent, French –
intermediate.
CONTACT: postiau.danilova@gmail.com, +32 466 24 00 44
ROMANISHYNA ELENA
Young, passionate, motivated, responsible, with strong
communication skills and experience in social working. I am
looking for a position where we can make profit of my skills
and job attitude, particularly hostess services on different
social , promotional , business and cultural events such as
exhibitions, congresses, conventions, thematic and
corporative parties.
EXPERIENCE: 2006-2012 INTER MODELS & ELITE
MODELS KIEV, Model-hostess.
LANGUAGE English fluent, Russian and Ukrainian mother
tongue. Dutch moderate and studying.
CONTACT varummm@gmail.com GSM +32471 26 50 69
RIGAUT EVGENIA
PROFILE: Experienced Project and Key Account Manager
in the area of Marketing, Communication and EU Affaires
WORK EXPERIENCE: More than 10 years of professional
career within Media, Advertising, Sales and Strategic
Communication. Managing complex projects at national
(Russia, Belgium) and international levels for global clients.
No work permit required.
EDUCATION: MBA Solvay (Marketing and Strategy),
College of Europe (Intensive seminar on the EU), Tyumen
State University (philology)
LANGUAGES: English, French, Russian
SKILLS: Cross-cultural communication, team leading,
negotiation, multitasking
CONTACT: evgenia@rigaut.eu, +32 475 51 01 22
SAMULEVICIUS TOMAS
DESIRED JOB TITLE: Although trained as a lawyer
(specializations fields – EU competition law and EU general
law, international dispute resolution (arbitration, litigation),
trade (CISG)), i am also open to suggestions outside the
law area, e.g. administrative jobs, clerkships, internships.
WORK EXPERIENCE: 9 years of Professional experience
in the Lithuanian law firm Motieka & Audzevicius (www.malaw.lt).
EDUCATION: LL.M. in International and European Union
law from Riga Graduate School of Law. LL.M. from
Columbia University in the City of New York. MBA from
International business school of Vilnius University.
PERSONAL SKILLS: excellent team worker, self-starter,
good communicator.
LANGUAGES: Lithuanian mother tongue, fluent in English
and Russian. Basic German.
CONTACTS: Email: tomas.samulevicius@gmail.com; tel.:
+32489044763. I live in Antwerp.
SERDYUKOVA BRONISLAVA
Services of professional interpreter and translator,
including translations of sales letters and websites
translations adapted for their searching promotion.
Languages: RUSSIAN (mother tongue), FRENCH &
ENGLISH.
Graduated in languages, conference interpretation and
translation.
MAIL: bserdyukova@gmail.com; SKYPE: brida902
SILAGADZE ANYA
DESIRED JOB TITLE / logistic department, export/import
manager
WORK EXPERIENCE / import/export and logistic in Russia
and Belgium: July 2012 - June 2013 Import and sales
manager (Barnaul, Russia): import goods from Scandinavia
and Asia to Russia and Kazakhstan (purchasing, selling
and logistics, development and implementation of new
project: new branch of the company in Belarus). Learned
about Customs Union laws, international logistic and trade
July 2013 - present (will finish soon) Intern in logistic
department (Brussels, Belgium): import goods from
Scandinavian and Russian companies to Belgium
(contracts, documents, deliveries, problems/claims, help to
work with Russian suppliers).
EDUCATION / Russia: Altai State Technical University,
major World Economy, degree: specialist (5 years, between
bachelor and master)
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / learning on the fly, stressresistant, responsible, results-driven
LANGUAGES / Russian (native), English (fluent), French
(good, studding)
CONTACTS anya.silagadze@gmail.com , +32 493 181656
EAST INFORM
JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2014
25 JOB SEARCH
SLINGENEIJER DE GOESWIN BERNARD
Young postgraduate in Marketing is looking for a full time
position of export/import assistant, administrative,
representative employee.
EDUCATION: Institut des CarriГЁres Commerciales,
Brussels. 2001 – 2004. Bachelor in Marketing.
Distinguished scholarship.
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Retail assignment, Services &
advices to customers, Contact customer B2C & B2B, Back
& Front Office, Commercial management, Customer
accounts management, Advices to customers &
administration managements, Administration & Logistics
assignments, multi-function position.
PERSONAL SKILLS: Easy adapt to changing, goaloriented person, excellent communication skills, team spirit,
attentive to details, team player, quick learner and easily
adaptable to new assignments with ability to manage
multiple tasks. Open minded team player who enjoys
working in a multicultural and international environment.
LANGUAGES: French & German (mother tongue), English
(fluent), Dutch, Russian (good), Chinese (good basics).
CONTACT: M. + 32 (0) 477 87 54 98, bslingeneyer@yahoo.com
YAKIMETS ANNA
Looking for a position in engineering fields with the focus
on data analysis, quality and information management.
Interested in both permanent and short-term contracts.
EDUCATION: MSc in Electronics design and
manufacturing, BA in Linguistics (Bauman Moscow State
Technical University, 2012).
LANGUAGES: Russian (mother tongue), English (fluent,
IELTS: 7.0), French, Spanish (basic).
PROFILE: responsible, high-motivated, initiative fresh
graduate.
CONTACT: Tel. +32 486918651, anna@yakimets.ru
SMOLICH LUDMILA-IVANOVNA
DESIRED POSITION: In charge of communication with
Russia; Buyer, Sales Representation in Russia or Eastern
European countries
WORK EXPERIENCE in Uzbekistan, Russia, Belgium:
2000 - 2013: Interpreter-Translator sworn of Prosecuting
Magistracy for the City of LiГЁge; Administrative polyvalent
employment for the City of LiГЁge
1995 to 2000: Responsible for Marketing and Sales
Representation, Manager at Mary-Kay Company in
Moscow
EDUCATION in Uzbekistan, Russia, Belgium:
2009-2012 University of LiГЁge, courses in Labour Sciences
2006-2009 Liege, degree in Foreign Trade and
International Transport
1989-1992 Tashkent, 'A' levels in programming of
automatic control systems
LANGUAGES: Russian-mother tongue / French / English /
Dutch
PERSONAL SKILLS: Driving licence
CONTACT: 0498 19 86 20, ludsmolich12@yahoo.fr
SERDYUKOVA BRONISLAVA
I would like to be your employee, agent or representative in
an activity involving international relations and
communication.
Work experience in translation, e-sourcing and eprocurement.
Graduated in languages, translation, conference
interpretation, management science and coaching. Quicklearner, sociable and friendly.
Languages: RUSSIAN (mother tongue), FRENCH &
ENGLISH (fluent), ITALIAN (basic).
MAIL: bserdyukova@gmail.com
NB / INFORMATION FOR JOBSEAKERS
Please send us your CV (max 10 lines), divided into
following rubrics:
DESIRED JOB TITLE / WORK EXPERIENCE / CONTACT
Thank you in advance and good luck!
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JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2014
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