The important direction of foreign economic activity development in the Republic of Tatarstan is the support of national exporters and promotion of Tatarstan products in the foreign markets. Leading enterprises of the Republic of Tatarstan participate in major international exhibitions and fairs in different parts of the world.
In support of the foreign economic activity of small and medium-size exporters of the Republic of Tatarstan in promoting of their products and services to foreign markets, in July 2012 there has been established the Center for coordination of support of export-oriented small and medium-size enterprises in the Republic of Tatarstan (Center of export support of the Republic of Tatarstan).
Main activities of the Centre of export support of the Republic of Tatarstan are the following:
— Entrepreneurs’ consulting on export business issues;
— Training of small and medium-size business entities along the subjects of foreign economic activity;
— list of business events held abroad (fairs, exhibitions , tenders, seminars, etc.) provision;
— participation of small and medium-sized enterprises of the Republic of Tatarstan organization in exhibitions and fairs in the regions of Russia, CIS and foreign countries;
— Organization of business missions for the representatives of small and medium-size enterprises of the Republic of Tatarstan in the Russian regions, CIS and foreign countries;
— Preparation of information and review of potential markets abroad and facilitation of marketing research organization;
— Briefing notes on overseas sales of similar products by competitors from other regions of the Russian Federation;
— Consultations on standardization, certification, licensing and customs issues;
— Examination of foreign economic projects and transactions;
— Publication of practical information booklets on foreign economic activities for small and medium-size businesses;
— Translation of companies’ data into the English language and other languages for development of export and investment proposals;
— Consultations on participation in state programs of entrepreneurship financial support;
— Cooperation with state and federal agencies for issues of the Republic of Tatarstan small and medium size enterprises products and services promoting to the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad.
— Cooperation with similar structures in the regions of the Russian Federation on information exchange on legal content of foreign economic activity and experience sharing.