Visit with Tatarstan Representatives Promotes Trade and Investment

On Wednesday, August 15, the California Chamber of Commerce met with representatives from the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan in the Russian Federation to promote trade and investment.

(From left) Robert Galiullin, Trade Representative, Republic of Tatarstan; Susanne Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs, CalChamber; and Taliya Minullina, CEO, Tatarstan Investment Development Agency.

The delegation was led by Taliya Minullina, CEO of the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency and a member of the Tatarstan Government in the Russian Federation. She was accompanied by Robert Galiullin, trade representative of the Republic of Tatarstan, and Kirill Gladnev, chief executive assistant.

The Tatarstan Investment Development Agency (TIDA) is a special executive body of the Government of Tatarstan founded in 2011 to carry out investment promotion and facilitation. TIDA is responsible for all international investment and business projects in the Republic of Tatarstan. TIDA focuses its efforts on attracting investment into eight priority sectors of the Tatarstan economy: chemical & petrochemical, machinery & automotive parts, construction & building materials production, agriculture & food processing, medicine & pharmaceuticals, IT & telecommunications, Halal industry, and service industry & tourism.

The Republic of Tatarstan is located about 500 miles east of Moscow, and is geographically similar in size to Ireland. Tatarstan is an oil production and petrochemical center. The population of Tatarstan is more than 3.7 million people. The Republic of Tatarstan is the most economically developed region of the Russian Federation.

A delegation led by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan will be coming to San Francisco in October accompanied by business representatives and Tatarstan Chamber of Commerce leaders.

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Staff Contact: Susanne T. Stirling

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Susanne T. Stirling, vice president, international affairs, has headed CalChamber international activities for more than four decades. She is an appointee of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the National Export Council, and serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Policy Committee, the California International Relations Foundation, and the Chile-California Council. Originally from Denmark, she studied at the University of Copenhagen and holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of the Pacific, where she served as a regent from 2012 to 2021. She earned an M.A. from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California.