16 July 2015

    Deputy Minister for Development of the Russian Far East Maxim Shereykin met representatives of the Russian-Japanese Business Club as a part of the preparation for Eastern Economic Forum. Around 80 representatives of big companies of the eastern neighbor, such as Japan Association for Trade (ROTOBO), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Marubeni Corporation, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Sojitz Corporation, and others were present at the event.

    According to the deputy minister, the major program of the EEF is already prepared. The discussion of new investment opportunities in the Far East will become the main focus at the forum. This refers to the territories of rapid socioeconomic development and the Free Port of Vladivostok, where preferential administrative and tax treatment has been established. Various projects for which implementation is possible both within the territories of rapid development, the free port and beyond their borders will be submitted to the investors.

    Special country sessions will be organized for the Asian partners. Notably, the Russian-Japanese dialogue will take place on the first day of the forum. Maxim Shereykin recalled that Japan was one of the three key trading partners of the Far East, while at the same time, the trade and economic interaction of the Far East regions with Japan determined the dynamics and structure of Russian-Japanese trade in many respects.