The Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of the Russian Federation are a large-scale federal project aimed to bring in investments and advanced scientific, manufacturing, and management technologies.
The zones provide companies with a unique opportunity to use the full range of Russia’s investment opportunities while avoiding the typical concerns related to non-market business pressures and inefficient administration.
Vast territories located in Russia’s major industrial regions. Proximity to production resources, access to existing infrastructure and key thoroughfares — these are the main advantages of the Industrial Zones. With manufacturing facilities in an Industrial Zone, companies can reduce cost to make their products more competitive on the Russian market.
The Industrial Zones are located in the Yelabuga District of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Gryazi District of Lipetsk Region. On August 12, 2010, the Russian Government signed a decree establishing an Industrial Zone in Samara Region in immediate proximity to Tolyatti.
Located in major centres of science and education with long-standing scientific traditions and recognised research schools, the Innovation Zones offer great opportunities for innovative businesses to manufacturescience-intensive products and sell them on the domestic and international markets.
A set of customs and tax privileges and access to professional personnel resources combined with growing demand for new technologies and modernisation of various sectors of Russian economy make the Innovation Zones attractive for venture funds and developers/manufacturers of technology-intensive products.
The Innovation Zones
The four existing Innovation Zones are situated in Tomsk, St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Dubna, Moscow Region.
The Innovation Zones’ priority sectors are:
- Nano and biotechnologies
- Medical technology
- Electronic and telecom equipment
- Information technology
- Precise and analytical instruments
- Nuclear physics
The Industrial Zones’ priority industries include:
- Motor vehicles and components
- Construction materials
- Chemicals and petrochemicals
- Household appliances and retail equipment
Located in Russia’s most picturesque and popular destinations, the Tourism & Recreation Zones offer favourable conditions for tourism, sports, recreation and other activities.
The four Tourism Zone are located in Irkutsk Region, Altai Territory, the Altai Republic, the Republic of Buryatia, and Primorye Territory.
Port and Logistic Zones
Located in immediate proximity to global transit corridors, the Port Zones provide access to the fast-growing market for port and logistic services in the Russian Far East and in central Russia.
The distinction of the Special Economic Zone based on Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport is its proximity to the Ulyanovsk Aircraft Cluster factories. This creates development opportunities for aircraft maintenance and reconfiguration businesses.
The Port and Logistic Zone in Khabarovsk Territory is focused on creating a modern diversified port and dockyard centre that will take advantage of the favourable geographic position and the existing infrastructure.
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Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Regional Development Department
123242, Russia, Moscow, Krasnaya Presnya str., 3
+7 (495) 650-87-00 (ext. 1401)
Managing Company «Special Economic Zones» JSC
125009, Russia, Moscow, Tverskoy Boulevard, 6
+7 (495) 645-27-60