The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Vladivostok was established by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote exports of U.S. food and agricultural products to the Russian Far East. Working closely with the head office at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and another regional ATO in St. Petersburg, the ATO Vladivostok offers a wide range of programs and services that are designed to help link U.S. exporters and Russian buyers.
Buyer Alert is a cost-effective marketing tool for U.S. companies and an important resource for Russian importers. This publication is distributed biweekly to buyers of food and agricultural products in approximately 70 countries, including Russia. To receive a free subscription to Buyer Alert, buyers/importers in the Russian Far East should contact the ATO Vladivostok.
U.S. Supplier Lists
The U.S. Suppliers List is a searchable database of over 5,000 U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products identified by over 500 product categories. The database helps foreign buyers locate and make contact with these suppliers. Buyers/importers in the Russian Far East should contact the ATO Vladivostok for more information.
Foreign Buyer Lists
The ATO regularly receives inquiries from U.S. exporters seeking contact information on potential Russian importers of food and agricultural products. To respond to these requests, the ATO maintains a database of Russian importers identified by the products they import. Buyers/importers in the Russian Far East who wish to be included in this database should contact the ATO Vladivostok.
The ATO Vladivostok works closely with the head office at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to prepare reports highlighting trends and market opportunities in the Russian food retail, hotel and restaurant, and food processing sectors. In addition, the Exporter's Guide to the Russian Market for Food and Agricultural Products provides detailed information on how to do business in the Russian market. U.S. exporters may request copies of these reports by contacting the ATO or by visiting the FAS home page.
The ATO Moscow, in close coordination with the ATO Vladivostok and St. Petersburg and the FAS Trade Show Office, coordinates U.S. exhibits in several national and regional shows. These shows give U.S. companies the opportunity to meet face-to-face with Russian importers and see the local market first-hand. The ATO also keeps local companies informed about key trade shows in the United States and other countries and may organize Russian buyer missions to selected shows (see Trade Missions below).
The ATO, in cooperation with the FAS Trade Show Office in Washington or other U.S. industry groups, may organize U.S. trade missions to Russia. Such missions help U.S. exporters establish new trade contacts and assess the market potential for their products in Russia. The ATO may also organize teams of Russian buyers to visit major trade shows in the United States and other countries. For more information about trade shows and missions, please contact the ATO.
The ATO is located in the U.S. Consulate General, 32 Pushkinskaya Street, Vladivostok. Business hours are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The office is closed on Russian and American holidays.
For more information, please contact:
- Olga Kolchevnikova, Marketing Specialist
Agricultural Trade Office
U.S. Embassy, Moscow
Tel: (7-095) 728-5560; Fax: (7-095) 728-5069