Legal aspects on how to run a business and invest in Russia, and cooperate with Russian companies in the European market. This part of the conference will attempt to outline some of the legal issues that are of relevance to foreign business in Russia. These will be addressed from a business standpoint and strictly legal. For companies involved in import and export activities, customs is an important issue. Hard to believe, but some studies suggest that up to 80% of the cargo that crosses the Russian border is examined by the customs officers.