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Investment framework and opportunities in Russia

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Usually guaranteed.
Investment in certain domains which might affect national security may be limited.
Acquisition of Holdings
The majority acquisition of holdings in the capital of a local company is authorised in Russia.
Obligation to Declare

Russia’s basic legal framework governing investment includes

  • Law 160-FZ, July 9, 1999, “On Foreign Investment in the Russian Federation;”
  • Law No. 39-FZ,  February 25, 1999, “On Investment Activity in the Russian Federation in the Form of Capital Investment;”
  • Law No. 57-FZ, April 29, 2008, “Foreign Investments in Companies Having Strategic Importance for State Security and Defense;”
  • Law of the RSFSR No. 1488-1, June 26, 1991, “On Investment Activity in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).”
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Bank of Russia
Requests For Specific Authorisations
Russia’s Commission on Control of Foreign Investment (Commission) was established in 2008 to monitor foreign investment in strategic sectors, such as natural resources, energy, transport, communications, defence industry. A law “On Mass Media,” took effect in 2015 which restricts foreign ownership of any Russian media company to 20 percent.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
National Agency for Direct Investment
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
The Federal Agency for Management of Special Economic Zones (RosOEZ)
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Globaltenders, Tenders & Projects from Russia
Tenders Info, Tenders in Russian Federation
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Find out more about Investment Service Providers in Russia on GlobalTrade.net, the Directory for International Trade Service Providers.

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