The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs /RSPP/ is an independent non-governmental organization. Its President is Alexander Nikolaevich Shokhin.
The Union has a membership base of over 120 regional alliances and industry associations representing key industries of the economy, including the fuel and energy industry, the machine-building industry, the investment-banking sector as well as the military industrial complex, the building industry, the chemical industry, and light and food industries. The RSPP has in its ranks more than 328 thousand members representing industrial, scientific, financial and commercial organizations and individual members in all Russian regions.
RSPP MAIN LINES OF ACTIVITY
Initiate new bill drafts and make continuous efforts to improve the existing legislation, including such areas as taxation, debureaucratization of the economy, small and medium business development, liberalization of foreign exchange regulation and the customs policy, legal, pension, and banking reforms, science and industry, investment policies, the natural monopoly reform and the agroindustrial complex.
Maintain regular contacts with authorities at the federal and regional level to keep them informed about the efficiency of applicable laws and to protect the interests of industrialists and entrepreneurs.
Hold round tables, forums, conferences and public discussions on key issues of business development in Russia; participate in business clubs, associations, committees and commissions to present the views of the business community, to resolve jointly the problems of cooperation between companies and to maintain effective contacts among RSPP members, including enterprises, industry associations, and regional alliances.
Develop regular bilateral and multilateral relations with business community organizations in other countries; provide assistance to Russian businessmen in developing their export capabilities, overcome discriminatory restrictions on export of goods and services from Russia and attract foreign investments for domestic production development.
Coordinate, through the medium of International Council for Cooperation and Investment, efforts of Russian companies and companies with foreign capital in improving the Russian investment climate, especially in the spheres of technical regulation and licensing, customs regulation, taxation, capital markets, regional investments. Facilitate efforts of Russian companies in their investment and trade activities abroad.
Keep the general public informed of the place and role of the Russian business in carrying out the prosperity-oriented reforms through public activities, including expositions, presentations and awards (Best Russian Enterprises, High Social Efficiency Organization) and through ongoing interaction with the mass media.