Trutnev: the regime of the free port should work for medium and small enterprises

VLADIVOSTOK, October 21. /Corr. Natalia Nikulina, Marina Shatilova/. Free port regime should only work for a limited number of large investors, and for most medium and small enterprises. This opinion was expressed on Wednesday at the first meeting of the Supervisory Board of free port of Vladivostok, Russian Deputy Prime Minister – presidential Plenipotentiary envoy to the far Eastern Federal district Yuri Trutnev.

“We believe that the regime of the Free port should only work for a limited number of large companies, and should allow people to work in small and medium enterprises. The entry barrier has tried to minimize (5 million rubles of investments for three years) and believe that it is not burdensome”, – said Trutnev.

He stressed that in the selection of residents for a free port there are only two criteria. “The first project must be new, it must be a new economic power. The second financial barrier of 5 million rubles for 3 years. It is very low, we did it deliberately,” said the envoy.

Speaking about the system of registration of applications of persons wishing to become resident of free port, Trutnev stressed that “dual control system”. “We need electronic registration of bids that we understand that nobody “turned” without reason. There is an opportunity at any time to expand the site and see how many applications were submitted and how many submitted to the Supervisory Board”, – said Trutnev.

The Supervisory Board established in accordance with the law “On the free port of Vladivostok”, which entered into force on 12 October. It is the governing body of the port and is designed to concentrate administrative attention and opportunities in order to provide the best public management practices and better enforcement. The Council includes representatives of ministries and regulatory agencies, the Council was chaired by Yuri Trutnev. The regime of the free port of Vladivostok will be introduced from 12 October on the territory of 15 municipalities of Primorye: Vladivostok, Artem, Bolshoy Kamen, Nakhodka and Partizansk, Ussuriisk, Spassk-distant, Nadezhdinsky, Shkotovsky, Oktyabrsky, Partizansky, Border, Khasan, Khankaisky and Olginsky districts, including their marine waters.

The total area covered by the regime of free ports is 28.4 thousand square km, it is home to 1.4 million people or 75% of the population of the region.