On May 16, 2013, USRCC Chairman Andrew Pidgirsky was invited to participate in the Greater Houston Partnership’s “Coffee with the Consuls” series. The goal of the breakfast was to discuss what companies need to know if they are doing or want to do business with Russia.

Mr. Pidgirsky was honored to represent the USRCC on such a distinguished panel, featuring the Honorable Alexander Konstantinovich Zakharov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Houston and Ms. Beth Williams, President or TechTrans International. Mr. Russ Capper, host of the BusinessMakers Show, moderated the panel.

The Houston/Galveston Customs District (“Houston”) ranks as Russia’s largest U.S. gateway for international trade. Russia ranks as Houston’s eighth largest international trade partner. The aim of the breakfast was to expand participants’ interests into one of Houston’s largest international trading partners.

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