The REC will begin a program of training entrepreneurs in export activity

The project involves the introduction of practical modules for education exporters in different areas of export activity: taxation issues, export activities, customs activities, maintenance contract documents, protection of intellectual property rights.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, 24 Dec –. Russian export center (REC) plans in 2016 to start an educational project that will allow businesses to gain practical skills on conducting export activities, said the CEO of the center Petr Fradkov.

“We have prepared a serious project that is called “Educational project REC”. It involves the introduction of practical modules for education exporters in different areas of export activity — this may include issues of tax administration and export activities, customs activities, management of contractual documentation, issues of intellectual property rights protection”, — he told reporters in Nizhny Novgorod.

The project was developed together with representatives of the scientific community and current practices. “This will be a unique product, while such a focused approach, essentially teaching exports, the country was not … At the institutes teach, anything with the prefix international, but there is no purely pragmatic, practical aspects required by the exporter”, — said the head of the REC.

Fradkov noted that the programme aroused great interest in the regions. “Only from the regions of PFD 5 or 6 hits … We, of course, once the whole of Russia will not be able to satisfy the educational project, we want to make a pilot next year in 10-15 regions,” he said.

According to him, in the first quarter of the REC will determine which regions will become pilot. “And since the second quarter, we need to start this project,” said Fradkov, adding that the project is supported by the government and “allocate more funds”.

Fradkov arrived in Nizhny Novgorod to participate in the session “Russian Regions: new growth points”, which are organizers of the forum together with the Russian export centre and the Agency for strategic initiatives. Such events until the end of April 2016 will be held in seven different Federal districts. A cycle of sessions aimed at expanding investment opportunities, development of export potential of the regions and promotion of specific territories.