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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of November 29, 2014 No. 377-FZ

About development of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol and the free economic zone in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol

(as amended on 28-09-2023)

Accepted by the State Duma on November 21, 2014

Approved by the Federation Council on November 26, 2014

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Coverage of this Federal Law

This Federal Law sets the particular legal regime in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol determined in article 2 of this Federal Law and also creation of new productions, development transport and other infrastructures, housing construction, tourism, agricultural industry and the sanatorium sphere, and also increase in level and quality of life of citizens governs the relations arising in connection with creation, functioning and the termination of functioning of the free economic zone in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, in internal sea waters and in the territorial sea of the Russian Federation, adjoining the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, for the purpose of ensuring sustainable social and economic development, investment attraction in development acting.

Article 2. Particular legal regime in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol

The particular legal regime in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol includes features of legal regulation of the relations in spheres of attraction to labor activity of foreign citizens, regulations of entry into the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol and departure out of limits of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol of foreign citizens, and also implementation of activities in the field of sea transport.

Article 3. Legal regulation of particular legal regime, the relations in the free economic zone

1. The relations specified in article 2 of this Federal Law and the relations in the free economic zone in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol are regulated by the right of the Eurasian Economic Union, this Federal Law and other Federal Laws, and also regulatory legal acts of the President of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation adopted according to them.

2. Development of single state policy of functioning of particular legal regime and social and economic development of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, and also functioning of the free economic zone is assigned to the federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Chapter 2. Features of attraction to labor activity of foreign citizens in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, and also entry into the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol and departure out of limits of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol of foreign citizens

Article 4. Features of attraction to labor activity of foreign citizens in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol

Persons performing business and other activity in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol (further - employers), attract and use foreign citizens for implementation of labor activity taking into account features which are provided for the corresponding categories of foreign citizens by the Federal Law of July 25, 2002 No. 115-FZ "About legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation".

Article 5. Features of entry into the Republic of Crimea and federal city of Sevastopol and departure out of limits of the Republic of Crimea and federal city of Sevastopol of foreign citizens

1. The procedure for entry into the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, departure from the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol and stay in the territories of the specified subjects of the Russian Federation of foreign citizens is established by international treaties of the Russian Federation and the legislation of the Russian Federation taking into account provisions of this Federal Law.

2. For entry into the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol of foreign citizens - representatives of the organizations, investors, and also persons invited for discussion of opportunities of cooperation in the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol the simplified procedure for execution of visas providing possibility of their registration to the specified foreign citizens is established it is direct at the check point through Frontier of the Russian Federation in case of entry into the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol. This registration is carried out by the representation of the federal executive body knowing questions of foreign affairs which is in the check point through Frontier of the Russian Federation based on the invitations which are drawn up in accordance with the established procedure according to the petition of the federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation.

3. For entry into the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol of the foreign citizens arriving in the tourist purposes, the Government of the Russian Federation the simplified procedure for execution of visas providing possibility of registration of ordinary single tourist visas to the specified foreign citizens can be established it is direct at the check point through Frontier of the Russian Federation in case of entry into the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol for the term which is not exceeding thirty days. This registration is carried out by the representation of the federal executive body knowing questions of foreign affairs which is in the check point through Frontier of the Russian Federation.

Chapter 3. Features of implementation of activities in the field of sea transport in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol

Article 6. Features of state registration of courts, the port (place) of registration of which is in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, in the Russian international register of courts

The legislation of the Russian Federation provides features of state registration of courts in the Russian international register of courts if the port (place) of state registration of the vessel is in the territory of the Republic of Crimea or the territory of the federal city of Sevastopol.

Article 7. Free ports of the Republic of Crimea and federal city of Sevastopol

1. The seaports located in the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol are created and function in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation about seaports. The seaports located in the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol are recognized for the purposes of this Federal Law free ports.

2. In the territory of free port it is applied the separate procedure of procedures of border, customs and other control concerning passengers, animals, freights, goods and vehicles in free ports established by the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation.

3. In the territory of free port the customs procedure of free customs zone established by the right of the Eurasian Economic Union is applied.

4. On the certain site, certain sites of the territory of free port the customs procedure of free customs zone established for the port special economic zone according to the right of the Eurasian Economic Union according to the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation can be applied.

5. The decision provided by part 4 of this Article is accepted by the Government of the Russian Federation according to the address of the federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation.

6. In case of decision making, provided by part 4 of this Article, the Government of the Russian Federation determines:

1) borders considered the site, sites of the territory of free port within which the customs procedure of free customs zone established for the port special economic zone is applied;

2) requirements to arrangement and the equipment of the places which are customs control zones on the considered sites, sites of the territory of free port.

Chapter 4. Free economic zone

Article 8. Concept of the free economic zone

The free economic zone - the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol and the internal sea waters adjoining the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol and the territorial sea of the Russian Federation within which borders the specific mode of implementation of business and other activity is effective and also is applied customs procedure of free customs zone.

Article 9. Term of existence of the free economic zone

1. The free economic zone is created for twenty five years. The term of existence of the free economic zone can be extended by the Federal Law.

2. Functioning of the free economic zone can be stopped by ahead of schedule Federal Law if it is caused by need of protection of life and human health, conservation and cultural values, ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state.

Article 10. Management of the free economic zone

1. Governing bodies of the free economic zone are the federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation, advisory council concerning the free economic zone in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, advisory council concerning the free economic zone in the territory of the federal city of Sevastopol (further - advisory councils concerning the free economic zone), the supreme executive body of the government of the Republic of Crimea and the supreme executive body of the government of the federal city of Sevastopol.

2. According to the decision of the supreme executive body of the government of the Republic of Crimea or the supreme executive body of the government of the federal city of Sevastopol the separate powers referred to their competence by this Federal Law including by determination of types of activity which implementation in the free economic zone by members of the free economic zone is not allowed can be transferred to executive bodies of the Republic of Crimea and executive bodies of the federal city of Sevastopol respectively.

3. For the purpose of providing the organization of functioning of the free economic zone in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol permanent collegiate organs - advisory councils concerning the free economic zone are created.

4. Concerning the free economic zone about two representatives from the federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation, the supreme executive body of the government of the Republic of Crimea and the supreme executive body of the government of the federal city of Sevastopol respectively, and also representatives of other executive bodies of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol and representatives of executive bodies of municipalities of the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol respectively, as a rule, are part of advisory councils.

5. The operating procedure of advisory councils concerning the free economic zone affirms the federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation in coordination according to the supreme executive body of the government of the Republic of Crimea and the supreme executive body of the government of the federal city of Sevastopol.

6. The staff of advisory councils concerning the free economic zone affirms respectively the supreme executive body of the government of the Republic of Crimea and the supreme executive body of the government of the federal city of Sevastopol in coordination with the authorized Government of the Russian Federation federal executive body.

Article 11. Powers of governing bodies of the free economic zone

1. The federal executive body authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation performs the following powers:

1) provides interaction and coordination of activities of governing bodies of the free economic zone with public authorities;

Approves 2):

a) operating procedure of advisory councils concerning the free economic zone in coordination according to the supreme executive body of the government of the Republic of Crimea and the supreme executive body of the government of the federal city of Sevastopol;

b) approximate form of the agreement on activities conditions in the free economic zone;

c) form of the certificate on inclusion of the legal entity, individual entrepreneur in the unified register of members of the free economic zone;

d) form of the investment declaration;

Determines 3):

a) procedure for maintaining the unified register of members of the free economic zone which can be including information on the member of the free economic zone which is not subject for publication is determined;

b) ceased to be valid according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 25.12.2018 No. 485-FZ

4) is performed by maintaining the unified register of members of the free economic zone and posts it on the official site on the Internet;

5) grants to the member of the free economic zone the certificate on inclusion in the unified register of members of the free economic zone;

Reports 6) in the federal executive body performing functions on control and supervision in the field of customs affairs and the federal executive body performing functions on control and supervision of compliance with law about taxes and fees, data on inclusion of person in the unified register of members of the free economic zone and on exception of it;

7) is annually estimated by efficiency of functioning of the free economic zone according to the procedure, established by the Government of the Russian Federation, and submits in the Government of the Russian Federation the annual report on results of functioning of the free economic zone;

8) ceased to be valid according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 25.12.2018 No. 485-FZ

9) other powers according to this Federal Law.

2. Advisory councils concerning the free economic zone perform the following powers:

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