U.S.-Russia Business Council
Established in 1993, the U.S.-Russia Business Council is "a Washington-based trade association, that represents interests of nearly 300 member companies operating in the Russian market. The Council's mission is to expand and enhance the U.S.-Russian commercial relationship. Guided by member interests, the Council promotes an economic environment in which businesses can succeed in a challenging Russian market."
"The Council utilizes strong relationships with influential members of both houses of the Russian Federal Assembly, to impact critical legislation pertaining to foreign investment and commercial taxation. The Council also conducts Capitol Hill and U.S. executive branch lobbying campaigns to voice member concerns, advance the U.S.-Russian commercial agenda and promote a more balanced discussion on Russia policy.
"In addition, the Council plays a vital role in forging a public-private dialogue that makes tangible contributions to U.S.-Russian commercial relations, which includes helping to structure the trade and investment portion of presidential summits in the United States and Russia. The Council has provided commercial input for each of the Bush-Putin Summits to date, and delivered a presentation to Presidents George Walker Bush and Vladimir V. Putin at the May 2002 Summit in Moscow. In early 2001, the Council and the AmCham submitted a transition paper to the Bush Administration consisting of an update on commercial and investment issues, as well as conceptual guidelines and specific recommendations for U.S. policy toward Russia."
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20006, U.S.
Phone: (202) 739-9180
Fax: (202) 659-5920
Ulitsa Bol. Nikitskaya 21/18 bld.1
Moscow, Russia 125009