Overview of the Markets: Opportunities and Challenges
Department of Commerce Services
U.S. Government and other Resources
Market Size- 275 Million Belarus – 11m Ukraine – 51 m Moldova – 4m Armenia – 3m Georgia – 5 m Azerbaijan – 7m Turkmenistan – 4m Uzbekistan – 26 m Kyrgyzstan – 4 m Tajikistan – 4 m Kazakhstan – 17m Russia – 145 m Total Eurasia market size – 275 million
Identifies and overcomes trade barriers, resolves trade policy issues, and ensures that our trading partners fully meet their obligations under our trade agreements.
MAC ensures access to world markets for U.S. companies and workers so they can compete on a “level playing field.”
MAC country desk officers - experts on the commercial, economic, and political climates in their assigned countries. Focus on resolving trade complaints and market access issues, such as: intellectual property rights, quotas, customs, transparency, commercial disputes with foreign govt entities
FYO8 SABIT Group Training Programs www.mac.doc.gov/sabit
Overseas Private Investment Corp . ( www.OPIC.gov ) provides (1) political risk insurance/reinsurance and (2) corporate and project financing (projects with at least 25% U.S. ownership)
U.S. Export-Import Bank (Caucasus & Central Asia portal: http://www. exim . gov / centralasia /index. cfm , Russia portal: www.exim.gov/russia/index. cfm ) provides loan guarantees, insurance, and direct loans to h elp foreign buyers finance purchases of U.S. goods and services.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service ( www.fas.usda.gov ) provides U.S. agricultural exporters with short- and intermediate-term commercial financing support through Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) export credit guarantee programs. (Also, reports and analysis, trade missions and other events, trade leads, etc.)
IFIs - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ( www.ebrd.com ), Asian Development Bank ( www.adb.org ), World Bank ( www.worldbank.org ) have trade finance programs and offer consulting, goods and services procurement opportunities.
Ellen House, Desk Officer Office of Russia, Ukraine & Eurasia 202-482-0360, [email_address] The U.S. Department of Commerce is here to assist you to search for opportunities, and assist in any market barriers that you may encounter.