Business Development and Economic Relations:
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and
Russian Federation Minister for Economic Development Elvira Nabiullina
Department of Commerce
National Security Council
Department of State
Department of Agriculture
Department of Energy
Department of Treasury
Department of Justice
Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Trade Representative
Small Business Administration (SBA)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Ministry of Economic Development (MED)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Federal Customs Service
Federal Migration Service
Federal Antimonopoly Service
Dates Group Convened:
Working Group Coordinators—Deputy Minister of Economic Development Slepnev and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade O’Neill— met in Washington with interagency delegations.
Federal Anti-Monopoly Service Head Artyemov visited the U.S.
Secretary Locke and Minister Nabiullina met in Boston, Massachusetts.
Aaron Brickman, Director of the Invest in America program, USDOC, traveled to Moscow.
Working Group Coordinators Slepnev and O’Neill held a second meeting in Moscow along with interagency delegations, and held consultations with U.S. and Russian business association representatives.
Secretary Locke and Minister Nabiullina co-chaired a full Working Group plenary meeting in Washington.
In March 2010, MED and Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the structure and operations of the Working Group and adopted a work plan for 2010. Among the work priorities identified are: (1) economic efficiency, conservation of resources, and modernization of production capabilities; (2) support for innovation; (3) export control; (4) the climate for developing trade and investment; (5) visa and work permit issues facing businesses; (6) training of managerial personnel; (7) customs cooperation; (8) development of small and medium-sized business; (9) temporary market access barriers; (10) developing cooperation in the field of antimonopoly policy; (11) new forms of cooperation in such priority sectors as health care, aerospace and information technologies.
Agenda for Future: