Moscow, 16 April 2019
On 16 April 2019, the regular General Meeting of Association “Business Centre for CIS Economic Development”, which brought together members of the Business Centre, representatives of the CIS Executive Committee and heads of business unions and associations, took place.
The Director General of the Association Vladimir Savchenko and the Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Association Anatoly Kazakov reported on the work of the International Economic Forum of the CIS Member States “CIS: digital economy – integration platform”, as well as elaborated on the activities of the Business Centre during the reporting period and plans for 2019.
The multifaceted discussion analyzed the problems of economic integration, business climate, forecast aspects of production, consumption, import and export of major products, financial and banking activities, tourism and other activities of the CIS member states.
The International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (ICIE, the Congress) was represented at the Council by Vyacheslav Pshenichnikov, ICIE’s First Executive Vice-President, acting on behalf of President Artem Chaika. In his speech, he noted that the Congress has been cooperating with the structures and executive bodies of the Commonwealth since June 2010. Still, the level of practical interaction and business cooperation leaves much to be explored. New tasks and new directions for cooperation have appeared, such as the formation of a favorable investment and business environment in the CIS member states, investment projects and programs, foreign trade activities and components thereof, i.e. customs regulation, export compliance, electronic mutual settlements, joint approaches to sanction restrictions, staff preparation and retraining, introduction of new information and communication technologies. All these directions should be taken into account during preparation and implementation of joint work plans.
return, the Business Centre expressed its readiness for further multidimensional cooperation.