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REC submits applications for “Exporter of the Year 2020”

17 february 2020

Russian Export Center has announced the launch of “Exporter of the Year 2020” All-Russian Award and begins to submit applications. The prizewinners will get a lot of bonuses from REC and its partners. Besides, they will be able to tell about their products and foreign experience to the broad audience across the country.

“Exporter of the Year” award has been established by the Russian Government and is among the measures taken under “International Cooperation and Export” national project, which has been developed to implement the Presidential Decree “On National Goals and Strategic Objectives of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2024”. The prize is awarded to the most successful companies and individual entrepreneurs exporting non-resource goods and services abroad.

The award will be held in two stages. The winners of the first stage will be chosen in all federal districts and will be announced between April and September. Then, the regional prizewinners will participate in the All-Russian award stage. The final awarding ceremony will be held at “Made in Russia” International Export Forum in November.


All-Russian award demonstrates that the government grants exporters’ achievements. Foreign trade is a key area of focus driving our national economy. The prizewinners exemplify that it is possible to reach foreign markets, that export opens new perspectives and allows to increase the income. The past year showed that exporters were highly interested in the award. We expected about one thousand participants to join the award. However, finally, the number of applicants was half as many as planned. We expect exporters to be at least as active this year as in the previous one

Veronika Nikishina
CEO of REC


The prizewinners will be awarded many bonuses from REC and partners. In particular, they will be assisted in negotiations with foreign partners abroad, enjoy the discounted rates for export contracts servicing, can register with a foreign marketplace, study under the acceleration program powered by Moscow Export School, and enjoy a wide range of informational support measures.

According to the Russian Government Decree, the prize is awarded in 11 nominations (both to large businesses and SMEs), including “Exporter of the Year in Production”, “Exporter of the Year in Agriculture”, “Exporter of the Year in Service Industry”, “Exporter of the Year in Hi-Tech”, “Trader of the Year”. Besides, special nominations, such as “Breakthrough of the Year” and “New Geography” were established to assess the dynamics of exports.

Companies, which has no tax, fee, insurance premium, interest and penalties liabilities and overdue debts to the Russian budget, are welcome to take part in the contest. Foreign legal entities and companies established by legal entities with foreign participation of more than 50% cannot apply for the contest.

Registration in “Exporter of the year” award is free. The application can be submitted via the REC website at https://www.exportcenter.ru/awards/. Here you will also find more details about the award, terms and conditions, regional contest schedules.

The award is powered by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation and by the partners, such as Delovaya Rossiya, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Foundation for Innovation Promotion, Opora Rossii, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.


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