The Arctic zone of the Russian Federation

On August 28, 2020, a package of federal laws on state support for business activities in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation (AZRF) came into force. Thanks to the adoption of a package of laws, the Russian Arctic is becoming the largest economic zone in Russia and the world with a single set of tax and administrative preferences. The Murmansk Region is one of the few regions that has fully entered the Arctic zone.

 

30
RESIDENTS

59
INVESTMENTS DECLARED, BILLION RUBLES

1456
NEW JOBS

 

 

 PROJECTS

 
Company Name
Certificate number and date
Scope of activity
Municipality
Project
 
1 OOO «Nord Star»   Certificate from 01.10.2020 №19300000001 Transport and logistics Kandalakshskiy rayon TECHNICAL RE-EQUIPMENT OF THE VITINO SEAPORT AND THE BELOMORSKAYA OIL DEPOT  
2 OOO «Port Liinahamari»   Certificate from 06.10.2020 №19300000003 Tourism Pechengskiy rayon, n.p. Liinahamari

COMPREHENSIVE TOURISM PROJECT "THE PORT OF LIINAKHAMARI" 

 
3 OOO «Flogopit»   Certificate from 16.10.2020 №19300000006 Mining industry Kovdorskiy rayon, g. Kovdor THE REVIVAL OF THE PROCESSING OF MICA PHLOGOPITE IN THE KOVDOR DISTRICT   
4 OOO «Russkiy Losos»   Certificate from 22.10.2020 №19300000007 Aquaculture Pechengskiy rayon, n.p. Liinahamari

CONSTRUCTION OF A FISH PROCESSING FACTORY IN THE VILLAGE OF LIINAHAMARI  

 
5 OOO Rybopererabatyvayuschiy Zavod «Terskiy Bereg»   Certificate from 06.11.2020 №19300000012 Food production Terskiy rayon, pgt Umba CREATION AND OPERATION OF A WORKSHOP FOR PROCESSING WATER BIORESOURCES EXTRACTED IN THE COASTAL ZONE OF THE WHITE SEA NEAR THE VILLAGE OF UMBA  
6 OOO «TIRVAS»   Certificate from 09.11.2020 №19300000013 Service sector g. Kirovsk THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PANORAMIC RESTAURANT COMPLEX IN SKI RESORT BOLSHOY VUDYAVR, ON TOP OF THE SOUTHWESTERN SLOPE OF MOUNT AĬKUAĬVENCHORR IN THE TOWN OF KIROVSK   
7 AO «Kovdorskiy gorno-obogatitelnyy kombinat»   Certificate from 19.11.2020 №19300000016 Mining industry Kovdorskiy rayon, g. Kovdor EXPANSION OF CAPACITIES OF OAO "KOVDORSKIY GOK" FOR THE PRODUCTION OF IRON-ORE, APATITE AND BADDELEYITE CONCENTRATES  
8 OOO «KM-Sever»   Certificate from 07.12.2020 №19300000020 Transport services g. Murmansk

CREATING A "COFFEE MACHINE" ROADSIDE SERVICE OBJECT 

 
9 OOO «Antey Sever»   Certificate from 08.12.2020 №19300000021 Fishing industry g. Murmansk CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF FISHING VESSELS   
10 Sole Trad­er Popovskiy Aleksandr Sergeevich   Certificate from 11.12.2020 №19300000023 Transport services g. Olenegorsk COMPREHENSIVE CAR WASH, TIRE SERVICE   
11 OOO «NPK ArkSid»   Certificate from 11.12.2020 №19300000024 Food production Terskiy rayon, pgt. Umba ELITE POTATO SEED PRODUCTION IN THE SPECIALLY PROTECTED PHYTOSANITARY CLEAN TERRITORY OF THE ARCTIC ZONE OF THE MURMANSK REGION  
12 OOO «Energokonsultant»   Certificate from 15.12.2020 №19300000026 Sports, tourism g. Murmansk CREATION OF A YACHT PORT IN MURMANSK   
13 Sole Trad­er Krohmal Yuriy Dmitrievich   Certificate from 30.12.2020 №19300000036 Trade g. Murmansk

CONSTRUCTION OF A SHOPPING CENTER IN MURMANSK 

 
14 OOO «EATEK»   Certificate from 30.12.2020 №19300000037 Production of building metal structures and products g. Murmansk CREATING NEW TYPES OF METAL STRUCTURES   
15 OOO «Arkticheskaya kompaniya morskih tekhnologiy»   Certificate from 25.01.2021 №19300000041 Food production g. Murmansk CONSTRUCTION OF A COMPLEX FOR OVEREXPOSURE AND PROCESSING OF AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN MURMANSK    
16 OOO «MONOLIT»   Certificate from 29.01.2021 №19300000042 Transport and logistics g. Murmansk

CREATING A LOGISTICS ZONE OF "ROSTA" 

 
17 OOO «Studenyy bereg»   Certificate from 02.02.2021 №19300000046 Tourism Pechengskiy rayon CREATION OF THE RECREATION CENTER "STUDENIY BEREG»  
18 OOO «Murmanskiy abrazivnyy zavod»   Certificate from 08.02.2021 №19300000048 Industry Pechengskiy rayon, pgt Nikel CONSTRUCTION OF THE PLANT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ABRASIVE MATERIALS "MURMANSK ABRASIVE PLANT"  
19 OOO «Razvitie»   Certificate from 08.02.2021 №19300000050 Tourism Kandalakshskiy rayon, g.Kandalaksha CONSTRUCTION OF MINI-HOTELS IN KANDALAKSHA DISTRICT   
20 Sole Trad­er Belous Sergey Igorevich   Certificate from 24.02.2021 №19300000057 Service sector g. Monchegorsk

CONSTRUCTION OF A SHOPPING CENTER IN MONCHEGORSK 

 
21 OOO «FROSTER»   Certificate from  24.02.2021 №19300000058 Fisheries and aquaculture g. Murmansk CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW VESSEL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES OF THE NORTHERN BASIN    
22 OOO «Fiord»   Certificate from 24.02.2021 №19300000059 Tourism Pechengskiy rayon

CONSTRUCTION OF THE "FIORD" TOURIST COMPLEX

 
23 OOO SK «Kristall»   Certificate from 24.02.2021 №19300000060 Construction materials г. Апатиты PRODUCTION OF PAVING SLABS    
24 OOO «Kruiz»   Свидетельство от 02.03.2021 №19300000063 Sports, tourism g. Murmansk CREATION OF A WATER SPORTS BASE IN MURMANSK  
25 AO "ARKTIK FLOT" Certificate from 04.03.2021 №19300000064 Transport and logistics g. Murmansk ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ENTERPRISE PROVIDING TRANSPORT, HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING AND OTHER RELATED SERVICES IN THE ARCTIC ZONE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
26 OOO «Golfstrim51» Certificate from 10.03.2021 №19300000066 Tourism Pechengskiy rayon CREATION OF THE GULFSTREAM RECREATION CENTER IN THE PECHENGA DISTRICT. CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING   
     27           Sole Trad­er Fedorov Aleksey Sergeevich            Certificate from 26.03.2021 №19300000072 Real estate and developmen g. Murmansk

CONSTRUCTION OF THREE FOOD STORES IN MURMANSK  

 
28 OOO "Polyariya"   Certificate from 07.04.2021 №19300000077 Tourism Pechengskiy rayon

HOTEL COMPLEX “POLYARIYA”

 
29 OOO «Alfa treyd»   Certificate from 08.04.2021 №19300000078 Fisheries and aquaculture g. Murmansk

A NEW CRAB-BOAT KSP01 “TOROS” FOR AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH EUROPEAN PART OF ARCTIC OCEAN WILL BE CONSTRUCTED

 
30 OOO «Eta-treyd»   Certificate from 08.04.2021 №19300000079 Fisheries and aquaculture g. Murmansk TWO CRAB-BOATS KSP01 “KOLGUEV” AND “RIBACHY” FOR AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH EUROPEAN PART OF ARCTIC OCEAN WILL BE CONSTRUCTED  


 

SUPPORT
Administrative and tax
preferences

RECIPIENTS
Commercial organizations
and individual entrepreneurs

RECIPIENTS
Initiators of new investment projects
in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation

TERRITORY
Murmansk region

 

INVESTMENT VOLUME
from 1,000,000 rubles

 

Preferences for residents of the Russian Arctic Zone

 

SOCIAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Rate:
7.5% for non-small and medium-sized businesses
3.75% for small and medium-sized businesses

For newly created jobs. This does not apply to solid mining projects

 

CORPORATE PROPERTY TAX 
Rate:
0% first 5 years
1.1% next 5 years
 



Starting from the tax period in which the organisation is included in the Register of the Russian Arctic Zone's residents

 

 

INCOME TAX

Rate:
5% first 5 years
10% for the next 5 years


From the moment resident status was obtained or ownership of each land plot commenced, depending on the municipality



 

 

LAND TAX
Rate:
0% for 3 years





From the moment resident status was obtained or ownership of each land plot commenced, depending on the municipality
 

 

MINERAL EXTRACTION TAX
Rate:
0.5 of the current rate
until December 31, 2032




In relation to solid minerals. Only for new deposits.
The amount of the benefit may not exceed the amount of private investment in infrastructure, enrichment or processing

 

SIMPLIFIED TAX SYSTEM

Income:
1% first 3 years
3% next 3 years
   

Income - expenses:
5% first 3 years
10% for the next 3 years
 

 



The possibility of applying the free customs zone
procedure on the developed and equipped land plots
of residents.

 

 



Provision of land plots that are in state or municipal
ownership, without bidding


 

 



Conducting inspections of residents of the
Arctic zone only with the consent of the Ministry
of Development of the Far East and the Arctic and
in a reduced time
  

 

Criteria for applicants

 

  • Resident status can be obtained by commercial organisations and individual entrepreneurs registered in the Russian Arctic Zone.
  • The minimum amount of capital investments in the investment project must be at least 1,000,000 rubles (excluding VAT).
  • The investment project or business activity must be new to the Applicant at the time of filing of the Application.
  • A new project is deemed to be a project in which, at the time of filing of the application, the amount of capital investments made is less than 25% of the total investments provided for in the business plan (excluding the costs of purchasing subsurface use licences (if any).
  • The Applicant may not have the status of a participant in a regional investment project
  • The Applicant may not be in the process of reorganisation, liquidation or bankruptcy.
  • The Applicant must not have arrears in taxes and fees and insurance contributions to state extra-budgetary funds of the Russian Federation or debts with regard to other obligatory payments to the budgets of the budget system of the Russian Federation for the past calendar year in an amount exceeding twenty-five percent of the book value of the Applicant's assets

 

 

How to receive support

 

Creating a package of documents
for submission of an Application
DOWNLOAD THE FORM


 

Submission of an application
and documents
arctic-russia.ru


 

Decision on the Application
10 days. Sending a response
to the Applicant within 5 working
days from the date of the decision


Conclusion of an agreement
on activities

within 1 month from the date
of the decision


Inclusion in the register of residents
of the Russian Arctic Zone

within 5 working days
from the date of signing
Agreements

 

 

 

Authorized bodies

 

Authorized body





 

Management Company
«Capital of the Arctic»




info.arctika@erdc.ru
+7 (8152) 566-533

Consulting and organizational support for residents in the Murmansk Region:

  • Consultation on the procedure for obtaining the status of a resident
  • Ensuring that all administrative procedures are completed
  • Providing project support
  • Consulting on the development of a business plan
  • Developing a business plan
  • Selection of a land plot for the project
  • Assistance in obtaining a land plot without bidding



corp@invest-murman.ru
+7 (8152) 567-787

 

 

 

Frequently asked questions

 

 How long will the AZRF regime last?

The duration of the regime is not regulated.

What types of business activities can be carried out on the territory of the Russian Arctic?

At the moment, possible activities are not regulated. Restrictions may be established by a decree of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Who can become a resident of the Russian Arctic in the Murmansk region?

An individual entrepreneur or a legal entity that is a commercial organization, the state registration of which is carried out in the Murmansk region, on the territory of the municipality where it is planned to implement a new investment project in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. Article 2 193-FZ of 13.07.2020.

Types of activities for which state support measures (tax benefits) are not provided for residents of the Russian Arctic?

Types of activities for which state support measures (tax benefits) are not provided for residents of the Russian Arctic?

Is it possible for companies that do not create fixed assets, but at the same time create jobs and carry out activities, to obtain the status of a resident of the Russian Arctic?

In any case, a resident of the Russian Arctic must make 1 million rubles of investments in fixed assets. When determining the volume of capital investments, the costs of creation (construction) or modernization and (or) reconstruction of real estate objects and (or) real estate complexes are taken into account. Item 3. item 6 of Article 9 of the Federal Law of 13.07.2020 193-FZ "On State support of entrepreneurial activity in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation".

How to register (re-register) a legal entity?

In the standard order of registration through the tax service.

From what date is an individual entrepreneur or a legal entity recognized as a resident?

From the date of making the corresponding entry in the register of residents of the Russian Arctic. item 14 of Article 9 193-FZ of 13.07.2020.

What is considered as capital investment?

When determining the volume of capital investments, the costs for the creation (construction) or modernization and (or) reconstruction of real estate objects and (or) complexes of real estate are taken into account. subclause 3, clause 6, Article 9, 193-FZ of 13.07.2020.

Can an existing company get the status?

Yes, when implementing a new investment project, or if the types of business activities specified in the application are new to it, that is, they were not carried out by it before the date of sending the application. subclause 1 of clause 6 of Article 9 of the 93-FZ of 13.07.2020.

What tax system should a company be on in order to get the status?

A company that plans to obtain the status of a resident can be located on any tax system.