The Foreign Economic Activity Outsourcing


Outsourcing is a transfer by an organization of a range of certain functions to be carried out and serviced by another company that specializes in that particular business field. The functions outsourcing encompasses usually include those connected with professional support of an interrupted operation of various systems and development of an infrastructure on the long-term contract basis.

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The outsourcing's principle states that 'one should only leave oneself to do what he/she can do better than all the others, while handing over to an external executor those jobs/activities which he/she can do better than the others.

As they continue to develop, many Russian companies begin to understand that it may be better to focus their attention at one development area out of their main business activity range, while handing the accompanying business processes for outsourcing to the companies that happen to specialize in narrower areas of activities.

This issue is of a particular importance to a number of production and manufacturing companies.

The following operations belong to the outsourcing category:
- logistics, customs declarations and deliveries of cargo goods;
- purchases;
- staging of marketing actions and events;
- accountancy and audit.

By developing its transportation-expeditionary range of activities, the Sekom Logistics Company is pleased to offer its services to provide foreign economic activity for the Russian companies.

At present, the Sekom Logistics is able to provide deliveries of equipment, its components and raw materials to a large number of various production companies.

Benefits to be derived by using outsourcing

Outsourcing allows the company-customer to save expenditure and considerably reduce labour intensity and expenses to be made in purchasing merchandise and its consequent delivery. Outsourcing permits the company to concentrate better upon the basic business processes without having to distract itself by any auxiliary ones.

- there is no need to create an additional FEA (Foreign Economic Activity) Department; by the same token, neither is there any necessity to hire, train, rule and control over activities of expensive, well-paid specialists;
- service costs under each category of merchandise become transparent, neither is there any concealed expenses in terms of maintenance costs for a department, rent, equipment and potential corruption that might occur among the personnel;
- transparent competitive delivery prices can be easily checked by making a tender among the outsourcing companies;
- the delivery price is stipulated in the request, all extra expenses exceeding those discussed in the course of contract negotiations will have to be covered by the forwarding agent;
- all work is to be done by highly qualified personnel, the logistics specialists and import managers;
- a simple and comprehensible for the FTS (Federal Tax Service) plan of procurement of goods to be paid for in roubles in the Russian territory;
- there is no necessity to maintain the hard currency recording and control systems.

The work technology

Each client has been allocated his/her own Personal Manager at the Sekom Logistics Clients Department. This rule covers both the maintenance of usual correspondence and making purchases and the FEC (Foreign Economic Activity).

All our managers who make purchases and conduct import and export operations on behalf of their clients have vast work experience both in the Russian and foreign companies.

If an organization has decided to refuse its own FEC Department, we will be able to discuss an interaction scheme, to conclude an agreement with the participation of a firm-participant with the FEC included in the holding structure. We can also provide a service on the basis of an 'all inclusive' principle. The quality of cooperation is guaranteed by our Finnish founding corporation.

The client interaction schemes include:

  1. A client finds a goods' supplier on its own, negotiates the working conditions and discusses parties, prices, time terms and delivery requirements. The Sekom Logistics Manager checks the transaction and the goods' delivery, beginning from the mutual settlements with the supplier and ending with the delivery of merchandise to the customer - the Russian company.
  2. A client finds a supplier or a goods' producer. In his request he/she then indicates the requirements, desired price, conditions and the goods' characteristics. The Sekom Logistics Manager gets in touch with the supplier/goods' producer whose name is indicated in the request in order to negotiate prices and conditions with him/her. The Manager will thereafter inform his client of an outcome of his negotiations regarding the possible versions and costs. If an agreement is reached, the cargo goods will be purchased, organised and set for a controlled delivery.
  3. After the cargo has been transported into the territory of the Russian Federation for inspection by the appropriate custom authorities, the forwarding agent hands over the goods to the customer on the basis of prices stipulated hitherto and duly indicated in the request. Included in the delivery complex is a range of documents - such as copies of CCD (Cargo Customs Declaration), necessary certificates, bills, invoice-proformas, CMR notes and copies of documents issued by the producer/vendor of goods.

Service costs and mutual settlements

The Sekom Logistics Co aims to completely replace the FEA Department for any client. In order to achieve that objective a complex service cost is thereby fixed. All services inclusive of prices are indicated in the offer. Therefore, you will always know beforehand the complete prime costs of any part of goods you wish to purchase.

In the merchandise price inclusive are:
- an invoice cost of the goods;
- delivery costs from the manufacturer/vendor of goods over to the client's warehouse;
- the custom fees;
- costs of import certification to be used in the Russian Federation (RFOCSE - the Russian Federation Oversight Committee for Sanitation & Epidemiology), RTS (Regional Tariffs Service) if necessary);
- costs of services rendered by Sekom Logistics;
- banking expenses pertaining to the currency exchange and purchase of goods from a foreign supplier.

It may be possible to pay for the merchandise by installments on the basis of a preliminary approved payment schedule.

Any further details can be discussed with the Commercial Director by phoning on (812) 441-24-94.