Russian Trade Associations: Important Partners for America

Publication Date: October 2007

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ariel Cohen; Viacheslave Evseev

Research Area: Trade

Keywords: Russia and Eurasia; putin; U.S.-Russian Relations; trade barriers

Type: Report

Coverage: Russia (Federation)


Further advancement of institutionalized business representation in Russia will require joint action by government, business, and Russian trade associations themselves. This should include granting tax exemptions for membership fees and donations, stronger participation by associations in economic decision making, and improving the associations' internal management and professional practices.