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BISNIS is the home page for the Department of Commerce's Business Information Service for the New Independent States. BISNIS includes a wealth of information about business opportunities, NIS companies seeking partners, analysis of market conditions and sectors, etc. Although primarily of interest to business firms, some of the practical information that interests them–telephone service, shipping companies, rules and regulations–also applies to NGOs. BISNIS is also of use to those American organizations, which in the course of working with NIS partners, have found themselves in the role of being a business consultant as their partners seek to improve their management techniques or look to commerce as a way of raising funds for their charitable activity.
New Russian Website
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Russian-language website at www.bisnis.doc.gov/nis.
Your NIS colleagues and partners can visit this new site, which provides:
BISNIS would like to offer U.S. companies that have achieved success in the NIS through BISNIS assistance the possibility of being featured on BISNIS' new Russian-language website as a success story.
- Informational articles on how NIS companies can better prepare to do business with U.S. companies.
- Applications to participate in BISNIS' Search for Partners and Trades & Tenders programs.
- Practical information for doing business in the United States, including sources of finance.
- Information about U.S. government-funded technical assistance programs and training and exchange programs.
To be considered for inclusion on the site, please provide a 200-400 word summary that includes:
Please send this information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If BISNIS decides to use your success story on its website, it will translate the information into Russian and notify you about when it will appear on the site.
- A short description of the successful project in the NIS, including an estimated US$ value or its impact on your companies efforts to do business in the NIS.
- A description of how BISNIS assisted your company in realizing this project.
- The city/region in the NIS of the project.
- The name of the NIS company involved (optional).
- Contact information for your company.
- Your interest in further cooperation or business in the NIS.
BISNIS (Business Information Service for the NIS) at the Dept. of Commerce has a raft of e-mail publications for American companies active or interested in opportunities in the NIS. BISNIS Briefs is a bi-weekly bulletin which includes trade and investment leads, conference announcements, and general economic information about the NIS. BISNIS has similar bulletins for specific industries, e.g. Defense Conversion in Russia, and individual countries, e.g. Uzbekistan.
To be added to the bi-weekly BISNIS Briefs bulletin, send your name, company, postal and e-mail address, telephone and fax to: email@example.com. To see (and sign up for) a complete list of the industry and country specific bulletins visit BISNIS's Web site at: www.itaiep.doc.gov/bisnis/bisnis.html and follow the link for "Subscribe to our Free Bulletin and Email Publications." Due to its Congressional mandate, BISNIS's publications are available only to U.S.-based companies and companies based in the NIS.
Last updated: April 2000
More information on electronic resources in Eurasia can be found in CCSI's publication Internet Resources for Eurasia,1999 edition.