Being the largest among CIS countries with immense opportunities for business, according to annual World Bank reports, Russia has made the most progress among the biggest emerging economies in implementing policies to improve its investment climate in recent years.
The uniform customs territory in the framework of the Customs Union as well close cultural links between Kazakhstan and Russia and their common historic heritage are the main drivers for strong economic cooperation between the two countries and permanent growth for trade turnover and mutual investments.
Having been on cutting edge of the developments ever since its establishment and constantly striving to extend the scope of its services available to clients, in 2013 GRATA opened its office in Moscow.
Establishing a stronger presence in Russia, GRATA International opened associate offices in: Novosibirsk - December 2016, Samara - January 2017 and, Rostov-on-Don - May 2017, Saint-Petersburg - April 2017.
In April, 2019 associate office in Rostov-on-Don, reaches a new stage of development and becomes a fully Integrated office.
GRATA International has representative in Kazan.
Extensive, internationally recognized expertise in providing legal support to investors in connection with cross-border M&A and financial transactions, capital markets projects and project finance in the Central Asia region and the ability to handle the most complex multi-jurisdictional assignments in cost-efficient manner while delivering high-quality results are the key strengths that we are fully implementing in Russia.
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Address: Office 15, 28th floor, Federation Tower-I "East", 12, Presnenskaya Embankment, Moscow
Address: 16, 9th November Str., Novosibirsk, Russia, 630102
Address: 139/94 Tekucheva street, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, 344018
Address: 23 Novgorodkaya str., Office 238, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 191124
Address: 137, Sadovaya Str., 5th floor, Samara, Russia, 443041
From 1 January 2018, a ban for the production and turnover of alcoholic products with an ethyl alcohol content of less than 15% of the volume of finished products containing tonic substances (components) is introduced, except for the products produced for the purpose of export from the Russian Federation.
On 1 February 2018, the Rules and Criteria for Classifying Products as Industrial Products that Have No Analogues Produced in Russian Federation approved by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1135 dated 20 September 2017, come into force.
From 1 January 2018, in the territory of the special economic zone (SEZ) in the Kaliningrad region new tax incentives will apply
From 1 January 2018, taxpayers may reduce the amount of tax (advance payment) payable to the budget of a constituent of the Russian Federation by no more than 90% of the current period expenditures for the purpose of completion, further equipping, reconstruction, modernisation and technical re-equipment of fixed assets.
From 1 January 2018, Russia implements a 'tax free' system, which involves the VAT refund when exporting goods by citizens of foreign countries (other than EAEU countries) purchased by them in Russia in retail organisations.
From 1 January 2018 the Federal Law 'On the Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on the Application of Information Technologies in the Area of Health Protection' No. 242-FZ dated 29 July 2017 comes into force (except for certain provisions).
From 1 January 2018, the online media shall ensure that the following information is published on its website: name (title) of the publication, founders (co-founders), full name of the editor-in-chief, e-mail and phone number of the editorial board, content mark (in certain cases).
From 1 January 2018, the specific requirements to the description of the medicines for medical use which are purchased for the state and municipal needs in documentation on purchase of the medicines shall become effective.
From 1 January 2018, the threshold values of revenues and assets of legal entities that are obliged or may make purchases from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are reduced.
Federal Law No. 212-FZ 'On the Introduction of Amendments to the First and Second Parts of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation' comes into force on 1 June 2018.
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