Doing Business in Russia

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Doing business in Russia is challenging. Before entering the Russian market you need to focus on strategy and planning before going into full business agenda. 

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Norwegian-Russian Match Making Program Business to Business

In 2013 the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce launched the Norwegian-Russian Match Making Program for Norwegian and Russian companies.

What is MMP?

The Matchmaking Program for Norwegian and Russian companies (small and medium-sized enterprises) shall seek to establish direct business links and cooperation between participating companies. Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to, investment projects, joint ventures, trade operations, hereunder import and export, etc.

The Matchmaking Program is implemented by the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) with the financial support provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and participating Norwegian and Russian companies.

How does MMP work?

Phase 1. Applicant (with assistance from MMP Coordinators) submits a company profile to the NRCC. Phase 2. The company profile is sent to the Program’s National Contact Points. Search for matching companies is started. Phase 3. Applicant receives a feedback with profiles. After evaluation, the applicant is to select one potential partner. Phase 4. MMP advisers with competence in Russian business, culture and language execute a pre-feasibility study and prepare a market visit for the applicant. Phase 5. Applicant visits the selected company/-ies (at own cost) accompanied by an MMP adviser. The goal is to establish cooperation formalized by a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties.

Norwegian-Russian Match-Making Program B2B

If you have any questions, please contact the MMP Program Manager Hans-Olav Rekdal. 

Tel. +47 21 01 57 54; Mobile: +47 95 14 82 92. E-mail: hans.rekdal(at)nrcc.no

Other paid services

• Translations both ways. Interpretations

• Office and meeting support during stay in Moscow

• Coordination & supervision of production of market reports on behalf of member clients

• Visa support

• Introduction of Norwegian business delegations

• Cross–cultural programs

• Organization of special thematic seminars

• Transfers

Coordination of services rendered from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of the Russian Federation & Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry

http://old.tpprf.ru/en/

 http://www.mostpp.ru/?lang=en-us

 

Examination & appraisal of property • CARNET ATA • Authorization of Certificates of Origin for goods and other foreign trade documents • Authorization of circumstances beyond reasonable control (Force Majeur) • Registers of the CCI expert systems • Courts of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

 

 

 

Doing Business in Norway

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 In recent years, several Russian companies have established business representations in Norway as f instance Lukoil and Rosneft. Both are members of the NRCC.

When a company has made a decision to enter the Norwegian market, there are a variety of options for penetrating the Norwegian market in broader scale. Options vary with cost, risk and the degree of control which can be exercised. The simplest form of entry strategy is normally a direct or indirect method such as an agent or distributor. More complex forms include truly global operations which may involve Licensing, Joint ventures or Ownership. The NRCC Norwegian-Russian Match Making Program, Business to Business - give Russian companies an excellent opportunity to establish direct business links. Such cooperation may include, but is not limited to, investment projects, joint ventures, trade operations, hereunder import and export.

NRCC Oslo provides the following paid marketing services:

· Matchmaking Program - Search for Business Partners
· Market Entry Strategies and Implementation
· Project Facilitation
Please find down below links to English-language websites containing useful information about "Doing business in Norway".

 

Norway ABC

All basic information about Norway Go to this website to get all the basics about the country: culture, administration, insurance, pension, family etc.

Immigration

Directorate of Immigration. Official site of immigration authorities (UDI) with a comprehensive overview of all rules and laws as for visa, residence permits, work permits etc.

Business aspects

How to start and run an enterprise in Norway. Basic information on enterprise forms, registration, requirements, reporting. A perfect starting point for the beginners.

Enterprise Register Bronnoysundregistrene are keeping official records of all companies registered in Norway, giving information about their name, location, establishment date, organization form, administration (free of charge). For a fee, you can also get company's financial reports etc.

Norwegian legislation in English The project of the University of Oslo gives you translation of hundreds of Norwegian laws.Check here first if you are looking for a specific law.

Taxation and taxes Official site of Norwegian tax service, with all information you may need as for taxation of enterprises and individuals.

Labour and welfare Visit the website of the Ministry of Labour to read about latest developments and changes in wages, rules of leave, sick leave etc.

 

 

 

 

 

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Norwegian foreign missions in Russia

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow

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Ul. Povarskaja 7, 131940 Moskva (Arbatskaya metro station)
Telephone: +7 495 933 1410
Fax: +7 495 933 1411
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Web-site: www.norvegia.ru


Royal Norwegian Consulate General in St. Petersburg

Nevskiy prospekt 25, 191186 St. Petersburg
Postal address: P.O.Box 75, 53501 Lappeenranta, Finland Telephone: +7 812 336 64 20
Fax: +7 812 336 64 21
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Web-site: www.norvegia.ru


Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk

Ul. Sofii Perovskoy 5, 183038 Murmansk
Telephone: +7 8152 400 600
Fax: +7 8152 400 620
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Web-site: www.norvegia.ru

Russian Foreign Missions in Norway

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Oslo

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Drammensveien 74, 0271 Oslo
Telephone: +47 2255 3278
Fax: +47 2255 0070
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Web-site: www.norway.mid.ru


Visa Department

Drammensveien 74, 0271 Oslo
Telephone: +47 2260 3035
Fax: +47 2256 5878
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Web-site: www.norway.mid.ru


Consulate of the Russian Federation in Kirkenes

Radhusplassen 2, 9915 Kirkenes
Telephone: +47 7899 3737
Fax: +47 7899 3742
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Web-site: www.norway.mid.ru


Russian Trade Representation in Norway

Drammensveien 106B, 0273 Oslo
Telephone: +47 22 44 01 48
Fax: +47 22 44 40 25
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Web-site: www.rusnorge.com

Information about Norway

Norway.no is the gateway to the public sector in Norway.

On the Official Norwegian Trade Portal you will find companies, products and services or enter Industry Sectors for branch listings. Nortrade.com also contains articles, daily updated news and trade board for submitting trade requests.

See also "Market Support" for more information about doing business in Norway

Regional Norway

In this section you find links to websites of Norwegian counties, giving basic information about economic development and possibilities.

Oslo is the capital of Norway and a separate administrative subject.

Finnmark County situated in the North East of the country, this country has the largest area and the fewest number of inhabitants. Borders to Russia.

Hedmark Country situated in the south-east part of Norway, bordering to Sweden.

Troms is one of three counties in North Norway. Troms is known for its rich and varied outdoor life, but it is also urban and has a vibrant cultural life, both traditional and modern. The county comprises 25 municipalities where three different cultures meet: the Norwegian, Sami and Kven cultures.

Norwegian Chambers

oslo chamberOslo Chamber of Commerce is an independent service organization for the business community. It is the largest of 15 private law chambers of commerce in Norway.
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Stavanger chamberThe Stavanger region’s Chamber of Commerce promote business interests in the Stavanger-region to ensure that the region has the merits to attract people to live and work here.
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bergen chamberBergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry's vision is to be the driving force behind making the Bergen region the most attractive commercial area of Norway.
Click here to read more


Trondheim chamberMidt-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce is part of the Chamber of Commerce in Trondheim, and is responsible for the association's international activities.
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Regional Russia

In this section you can view and download presentations about various Russian regions. Some of them were made on NRCC Networking Meetings, others were received by the NRCC from Russian business missions and delegations.

You may also like to visit "Russian Regions" section in the NRCC Russia Business Directory presenting a complete overview over Russian regions with links to the regional adminsitrations' websites.

Feel free to download and use this information in your work, quoting the source - authors of each presentation.

Opportunities for Norwegian industry in Arkhangelsk county, by the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, 2009.

Murmansk Region: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - presentation by Governor Yury Yevdokimov on Murmansk Seminar in Oslo, april 2008.

St. Petersburg - City of Growing Economy - presentation by First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy of St. Petersburg Yury Rakov, St.Petersburg Days in Oslo, November 2007.

Kaliningrad Region - short information booklet for participants of the NRCC Business Delegation to Kaliningrad. You may also download elder presentations about Kaliningrad: Agroindustrial Complex

Nizhny Novgorod- presentation in connection with the business delegation Nizhny Novgorod organised by the NRCC.

Veliky Novgorod - information for investors in English and in Russian

Komi Republic - the Komi industry is made up of more than 30 branches. The leading ones are: fuel, power engineering, timber industries.

Krasnodar - Economic Potential of Krasnodar Region.

Tyumen Oblast, incl. information about Tyumen special economic area.

Russia Chambers

GET ACCESS TO MORE THAN 60 000 COMPANIES IN RUSSIA!

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Since 2005, the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NRCC) continued its active cooperation with the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RF CCI). In October 2005 the cooperation got a new solid impact, when the NRCC signed a new agreement on promoting the services of the Russian Chamber's Business Information Centre (BIC) to the members of the NRCC.


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The BIC which was launched in 2004, is a valuable source of both branch related and general market information about the the Russian market. This will enable you to plan your activities and get to know the Russian economy and society. And really, who can better advise you on the Russian market than the Russians themselves, their own Chambers of Commerce and Industry and their vast network of members!

Besides, the Russian Chamber has a large number of operative Committees with representatives from the National Assembly, Duma, and top political circles in the Russian society.

Address: 109012, Moscow, St. Ilyinka, 6
Telephone: +47 495 9290 009
Fax: +47 495 9290 360
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Read more about the Chamber of Commerce and Industry on their website.

Information Services

Members of the NRCC receive regular information about changes within Russian and Norwegian Markets, about relevant economic and industrial events in Russia and Norway and arrangements taking place within the Chamber, such as information about networking meetings, courses, seminars etc. Most of the information is being forwarded to the members by mail.

Due to the close contact with both Norwegian and Russian authorities the NRCC provides updated information to the members about results, agreements, programs and protocols from official Norwegian-Russian activities such as governmental bilateral commissions, sessions of the Norwegian-Russian Working Group for Interregional and Cross-Border Cooperation of the Norwegian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Industrial and Scientific-Technical cooperation, meetings of the Norwegian-Russian Working Group on Shipbuilding, Tourism and Information Technologies and Innovations etc.

We invite all members and organizations to share news on the Norwegian-Russian projects with us by sending a mail to the NRCC at info@nrcc.no.

 
 

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