04 April 2010, Sunday, 14:48

Bashkir office of the Italian-Russian Trade Chamber has marked its first anniversary

author: Lubov Kolokolova

The Bashkortostan’s office of the Italian-Russian Trade Chamber, established on March 25, 2009, has marked the first anniversary of its activity. The office is headed by the chairman of the Bashkir Trade-Industry Chamber’s business undertakings committee Ruslan Kinzikeev, appointed by the decision of the Chamber’s offices in Moscow and Milan.

The Italian-Russian Trade Chamber, being an Italian legal person, has the longest history of activity on the territory of Russia. It was established on April 8, 1964, and its first name was the Italian-Soviet Trade Chamber.

At present time the Italian-Russian Trade Chamber has serious support in governmental, economical and financial circles of Russia and Italy and the chamber’s activity is oriented toward large, medium and small business.

The Bashkir office of the Italian-Russian Chamber has its own office in Milan. As the President of the Association of Italian banks and producers Vittorio Torrembini said at the Italian-Russian economical forum in Yekaterinburg, held in April 2009, Bashkortostan was the region of high interest for Italy and not just in oil-chemistry but practically in all branches of industry. For example, the production of the harvesters “New-Holland” by the company “INMASH” has become the result of our cooperation.

Ruslan Kinzikeev said that in 2009 Bashkortostan had taken part in the European project “Internationalization of small and medium enterprises through the network of trade-industry chambers”. The main aim of the project was a financial support of small Republican enterprises in their international business missions, support of the export-oriented enterprises and introduction of the import-substituting technologies. The representatives of small business, introducing the most interesting projects in sphere of import substitution, were invited to the meeting of the project’s workgroup in Venice.

The visit of the business delegation RB to Venice with the chairman of the Trade-Industry Chamber RB Sergey Efremov at the head for participation in the XV meeting of the Russian-Italian workgroup on industrial circles, small and medium business has become an important event. The meeting was held in December 9-13. The members of the Bashkortostan’s delegation took part in the discussion on the following directions: high technologies and metalworking, woodworking, furniture production, hotel equipment, logistics, environment protection, renewable energy resources and cooperation in the bank sphere. The participants of the meeting visited the local techno-parks to become acquainted with the organization of small business in Italy.

The Trade-Industry Chamber RB has signed the cooperation agreement with the Italian-Russian Trade Chamber. This document helps to realize various joint projects through the system of the trade-industry chambers.

Not long ago the representative of the Italian company “VALITALIA” Giovanni Rossi visited Bashkortostan with a business mission. The visit was organized within the frames of establishment of “The Center for introduction of innovational and import-substituting Italian technologies in industry for assistance to small business RB”. M-r Rossi has visited several oil and oil-chemical enterprises, where he introduced the Italian technologies and equipment for the oil-gas branch. It is quite clear the Bashkir office of the Italian-Russian Trade Chamber faces new achievements, called to contribute to deepening of the economic and friendly relations between our countries.