Export of traditional Italian food to Russia: current obstacles and possible solutions

Focus on sanctions and payment restrictions

19 July | 14:00-15:30 CEST
Within the project True Italian Taste*
Language: English

About the event

Join the online event organized together with CCIR exploring the current obstacles for the export of traditional Italian products to Russia and offering practical solutions.

SCHNEIDER GROUP experts will provide an overview of implemented sanctions and logistics restrictions affecting the exports, while the representative of the BANCA POPOLARE DI SONDRIO will speak about procedures implemented by Italian banks to manage international payments and cashflow with Russia.

The event is organized within the project “True Italian Taste” True Italian Taste initiative is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy and implemented by Assocamerestero in collaboration with Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad.

The project is promoted within the framework of a national campaign called “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”, whose main goal is to raise awareness about the authentic and certified agri-food Italian products.

Participation is free, pre-registration required. Please click here to register.

Agenda

14.00-14.15
Welcome speech. The True Italian Taste initiative
Stefano Maggi – Secretary General, Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce
14.15-14.35

Overview of European sanctions against Russia. What is allowed and what is prohibited. Focus on food & beverage industry

Alexander Titov - Head of Corporate Law Practice, SCHNEIDER GROUP
14.35-14.55

Current obstacles by export of traditional food & beverage products to Russia and possible solutions. Latest import support measures in Russia

Anastasia Kostyukovskaya - Import Business Development Manager, SCHNEIDER GROUP
14.55-15.15

Payment restrictions. How to organize international payments and cashflow 

Natalia Dobrova - Head of Internal Controls, SCHNEIDER GROUP
15.15-15.30

Case-history: the procedures implemented by Italian banks to manage international payments and cashflow with Russia: Banca Popolare di Sondrio’s experience

Andrea Motalli - Correspondant Banker, BANCA POPOLARE DI SONDRIO
15.30-16.30
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About speakers

Stefano Maggi
Secretary General, Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce

Before joining Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, he was Vice-President of Marketing, Communication and Institutional Relations in a leading Italian financial company working on developing countries markets; previously, he was Marketing Director of a leading Italian industrial company and Marketing Manager in various consumer goods companies in Europe, US and Panama. He held some lectures at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow. He earned a degree in Journalism & Business Communication and a Master in Economics, Management and Innovation at the Sapienza University of Rome; he attended academic courses at Bocconi University of Milan and at SOAS University of London.

Alexander Titov
Head of Corporate Law Practice, Moscow

Alexander has more than 25 years of professional experience and specializes in advising international companies on joint ventures, restructuring, M&A, and executive dispute resolution.

Companies from a wide range of industries, such as machinery, engineering, automotive, pharma, chemicals, food, consumer goods, professional services, fashion and retail rely on Alexander’s expertise.

Anastasia Kostyukovskaya
Import Business Development Manager, Moscow

Anastasia joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2021. She supervises import and certification projects. Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, she spent more than 6 years ensuring the supplies of international equipment and IT solutions and innovative industrial security equipment from a German manufacturer to Russia.

Anastasia has extensive experience in establishing business relationships with international partners from Europe and Asia.

Natalia Dobrova
Head of Internal Controls, SCHNEIDER GROUP

Natalia joined the company in 2011. Natalia has over 12 years of experience in accounting, tax, compliance and internal controls.

She graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a degree in Accounting, Analysis, and Audit and is a certified expert in international financial reporting of the ACCA (DipIFR RUS).

Andrea Motalli
Correspondent Banking

Before joining Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, he was Vice-President of Marketing, Communication and Institutional Relations in a leading Italian financial company working on developing countries markets; previously, he was Marketing Director of a leading Italian industrial company and Marketing Manager in various consumer goods companies in Europe, US and Panama. He held some lectures at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow. He earned a degree in Journalism & Business Communication and a Master in Economics, Management and Innovation at the Sapienza University of Rome; he attended academic courses at Bocconi University of Milan and at SOAS University of London.

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