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Russia Country Commercial Guide
Your starting point for success. The guide covers how to do business in Russia.

Russia Country Commercial Guide

Please note: This page and the Country Commercial Guide for Russia will be updated. For current information on Russia sanctions and export controls, visit U.S. Commercial Service Russia.

The Country Commercial Guide (CCG) is your trusted source about how to do business in an international market. Authored by seasoned trade experts at U.S. embassies and consulates, the guides provide insight into economic conditions, leading sectors, selling techniques, customs, regulations, standards, business travel, and more. Country Commercial Guides are available for 140+ markets.

Limited updates have been made to the Country Commercial Guide to reflect the current Commercial Service suspension of operations in Russia, the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine, and continued Commercial Service coverage for the Russian market from Washington, DC, and Eurasia. Additionally, trade policy information has been refreshed when possible. Updates to other parts of the guide will be made when normal Commercial Service operations have resumed in Russia.

7 Key Topics for Market Success

  • Doing Business in Russia:  Get an overview on market opportunities and entry strategies, key economic indicators and trade statistics, and other reasons U.S. companies should consider exporting to the country.
  • Leading Sectors for Exports & Investments:  Learn about sector-based industry trends, industry market overviews, export-import trade data, and key trade events.  
  • Customs, Regulations & Standards:  Check the latest on tariff and non-tariff barriers, export controls, import requirements and documentation, product standards, and trade agreements.
  • Selling U.S. Products & Services:  Gain insight into the best market entry strategies using agents/distributors, other sales channels, pricing and methods of payment, financing, joint/ventures/licensing, and selling to the government.
  • Business Travel:  Find information on visa, travel, and vaccine requirements, and get insight into local business protocol such as dress, business cards, and gifts.
  • Investment Climate Statement:  Learn more about the country’s investment climate.
  • Political and Economic Environment:  Get current status of the country’s relations with the U.S., local laws, tips on safety and security.