Georgia and Turkey discussed food industry cooperation
(October 15, 2022) Georgia and Turkey discussed food industry cooperation The Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia Mr. Otar Shamugia together with the First Deputy Minister Mr. George Khanishvili held a meeting with the newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Turkey to Georgia, Mr. Ali Kaan Orbay. During the meeting, the parties […]
In Belarus a ban on increasing food prices is being introduced.
(October 7, 2022) In Belarus (a country from the list of CIS countries), a ban on increasing food prices is being introduced. It is also forbidden to close companies (food stores, bars, restaurants, etc.) and go bankrupt. This decision was made personally by the President of Belarus, Mr. Lukashenko. The ban was introduced unexpectedly from […]
Turkey again breaks records in terms of trade with Russia.
(October 5, 2022) Turkey again breaks records in terms of trade with Russia. Turkey set a new record for exports to Russia in August, delivering $949 million worth of goods to Russia, according to official statistics released just now in Russia. This is twice as much as in August 2021 ($451 million) and 27% more […]
Russia is running out of whiskey and cognac. The import of alcohol decreased by 95%.
(October 3, 2022) Russia is running out of whiskey and cognac. The import of alcohol decreased by 95%. According to the Russian Association of Retail Companies, the assortment of alcohol in Russian food chains has decreased by 40-95%. In the “whiskey” category, the companies that left and suspended their work in the Russian Federation accounted […]
I increase the field of activity! Now there will be food markets of Russia+CIS+Caucasus.
(October 1, 2022) The World is changing and I am changing my business with it. First – expanded the field of activity of my food consulting company + 11 new food markets. Second – now my website speaks 32 languages to make it as convenient as possible for everyone. Dear food colleagues, unfortunately, the tragedy […]
Mushrooms on the Russian food market. Are there opportunities?
(September 30, 2022) Mushrooms on the Russian food market. Are there opportunities? Now in Russia it is autumn and this is the main time to harvest mushrooms. Historically, mushrooms are part of Russian cuisine and Russian food culture. Mushrooms can be bought in absolutely any Russian food stores. But real mushroom lovers in Russia go […]
In Russia the export of rapeseed is prohibited. Export duty on soybeans remains high.
(September 20, 2022) The Government of the Russia extended the export duty on soybeans until August 31, 2024, and banned the export of rapeseed until February 28, 2023. This decision was made to protect the domestic food market of Russia and load the existing capacities for processing agricultural products. Also, a temporary ban on the […]
In Russia, the salmon catch unexpectedly decreased. New challenges and opportunities?
(September 16, 2022) In Russia, the salmon catch unexpectedly decreased. New challenges and opportunities? Every year in the Far East of Russia there is fishing for salmon – pink salmon, chum salmon, sockeye salmon, chinook salmon. It is these types of salmon that are the main representatives of the “red fish” in Russia. Since they […]
Digital ruble – launch in Russia very soon.
(September 12, 2022) Digital ruble – launch in Russia very soon. Since 2020, rumors have often circulated in Russia that a digital ruble will be launched. In 2021, the Central Bank of Russia began to say that a digital ruble would be launched soon, but many Russians were very skeptical about this information, including myself. […]
What is the most necessary thing for the food industry in Russia now?
(September 2, 2022) What is the most necessary thing for the food industry in Russia now? What is most in demand for export to Russia for the food industry? As an expert on the Russian food market, I can give a very simple answer – now everything related to food packaging is in demand in […]
(August 31, 2022) Turkey, Serbia or Hungary are new gates from Europe to Russia?
(August 31, 2022) Turkey, Serbia or Hungary are new gates from Europe to Russia? So, we can confidently say that at the end of August, imports to Russia from abroad completely recovered at the level of January indicators. The same applies to the food industry, where, in principle, in Russia there is no lack of […]
Russian food market in May 2020. Results of two-months lockdown (due to virus) and future prospects.
On May 12, Vladimir Putin officially eases lockdown restrictions in Russia. However, each of 85 Russian regions can introduce additional measures to combat the virus if necessary. Officially, the lockdown lasted for 1.5 months, but in fact it was two full months. Let me briefly summarize all the consequences and share with you the most […]
Russian Business communication etiquette or how to contact a potential business partners in Russia.
Hello This article is the third official update to my book “Your First 50 Right Steps to Enter the Russian Food Market”. In the article “Why you should never buy databases for Russian or CIS markets”, I wrote that in Russia and the CIS it is customary to use a name and a patronymic for […]
Why you should never buy databases for Russian or CIS food markets. Only personal customization and individual compilation.
Hello. This article is the second official update to my book Your First 50 Right Steps to Enter the Russian Food Market . The other day I was working on an order from a European food company. As usual, at the beginning I developed a strategy and step by step tactics for entering the Russian food […]
Russia plans to unite with Belarus (2020). What does this mean for food markets of both countries?
Hello. In April 2020, this information was published in Russian official media, but many foreign media did not notice it or simply did not understand. Russia invited Belarus to unite and the president of Belarus does not mind. How will it influence the food industry? Currently, Russia and Belarus are members of the Customs Union, […]
Russia has banned import of pet food with GMOs.
I would not have noticed this news unless my good friend Bertrand, who produces pet food, had drawn my attention to it. But this is quite interesting and important news for companies that produce animal pet food and supply or want to supply their products to the Russian market. At the end of February 2020 […]
Why 2020 and the coronavirus is a good combination to enter the citrus fruit market in Russia.
Hello. In early 2020, I published a post informing you that on January 1, 2020, Russia introduced a ban on import of all aquaculture products from China. For those who are interested, I give a link to this post at the end of this article. What’s more, on January 1, 2020, Russia imposed another ban […]
How Russian food companies deceive foreigners and why you should always check your partners in Russia.
Hello. Today I would like to tell you a story from my practice about a Russian food company that wanted to deceive one of my foreign clients. In my new book “Your first 50 Right Steps to Enter the Russian Food Market” I devoted a whole chapter to this topic. I explained in detail why it […]
7 reasons why you need to work with Russians, not your fellow countrymen, when you enter to the Russian food market.
My experience shows that most foreign companies willing to enter the Russian food market try to contact their fellow countrymen living in Russia to get consulting on how to start their operation on the Russian market. As a Russian, I am very pleased that there are so many people who have come to Russia for […]
3 books I recommend reading to all my clients from Russia and whole World.
Hello. Those of you who follow my regular articles at LinkedIn or have read my website know that my clients are owners of food businesses not only from Russia, but also from many other countries of the world. They are people who have very little free time and I can understand it, but anyway I […]
Lack of customization for the Russian food market, on the example of a bread machine of a very famous global company.
Lack of customization for the Russian food market, on the example of a bread machine of a very famous global company. The basis of this post is my letter to the management of a very well-known global company that produces home kitchen equipment. After my wife gave me the bread maker of this company. During […]
Introduction, description, content and some my comments about this book.
“The official worldwide sales of my book began on September 12, 2019. I am very proud and it was a great honor for me that on this day I was able to present copies of my book to the ministers of 25 countries with which I am somehow acquainted. While politicians are engaged in politics, […]
What kind the main Russian governmental websites necessary to know all foreign companies to work on the Russian food market.
Hello. Most of main information a foreign businessman needs in order to work on the Russian food market is freely available on the Russian Internet. The Russian governmental policy is maximum openness. Therefore, in this my post I will tell you about main Russian governmental websites you will need as a foreign company if you […]
Step #1 – “If you have some friends need our products please let me know”
“Your first 50 right steps to enter the Russian food market”. Step # 1 – “If you have some friends need our products please let me know” When I decided to write this book “Your first 51 right steps to enter the Russian food market”, I did not know which step was best to write […]
Step #2 – “Look at you products and website by the eyes of a Russian”
“Your first 50 right steps to enter the Russian food market”. Step #2 – “Look at you products and website by the eyes of a Russian” If you are going to enter the Russian food market, look at your products and website by the eyes of a Russian. Even if you have been in business […]
Business tours and business missions to Russian food market. Brief introduction.
Dear sir/madam. My name is Aleksander Sinyansky and I am a unique specialist in the Russian food industry. I used to work as a top manager for diverse Russian food business for 19 years in total. A couple of years ago I started my own company that helps foreign companies to enter the Russian food […]
Some more about me :-)
Hello. In this section of my website I would like to tell you a little bit more about myself, something that only my closest friends know. Of course, this website contains a lot of information about me, but it is all about my professional experience and skills. Here I will tell you some facts about […]