Requirements

Requirements the applicant must meet to acquire the status of industrial complex or technopark

FORMAL REQUIREMENTS
  • The applicant is a registered taxpayer in the City of Moscow.
  • The applicant has no outstanding debt related to lease of land plots from the City of Moscow or arrears of taxes, levies or social security contributions.
  • The applicant is not undergoing liquidation/bankruptcy procedures.
  • Capital facilities and land plots listed in the status application must be subject to cadastral registration.
  • The applicant must register its rights to the capital facilities and land plots.
  • Permitted use of land plots for industrial complexes covers manufacturing operations.

The following types of permitted use of land plots are also possible: public use of capital facilities; entrepreneurship; utility services; support for research operations; business administration; retail shops; public catering; and vehicle services.

PROPERTY CRITERIA
  For industrial complexes For technoparks For industrial parks
When the status application lists CSs When the status application lists individual spaces
Development density at least 4,000 sq.m/hectare* at least 8,000 sq.m/hectare* - at least 4,000 sq.m/hectare*
Overall area of capital structures - at least 10,000 sq.m. at least 5,000 sq.m. at least 32,000 sq.m.
The share of retail outlets, office space, food services, and domestic and personal services no more than 20% no more than 20% no more than 20% no more than 20%
Shared use facility infrastructure - Capital structures listed in the status application must include a shared use infrastructure facility**

* for land plots in the Troitsk and Novomoskovsky Administrative Districts, development density is 2 times lower.
** a shared use centre, a certification centre, a business services centre, a business incubator, a co-working area, a youth innovations centre, a prototyping centre, clean room facilities, an engineering centre, a children’s technopark, a congress hall, an exhibition hall, a children’s playroom (hereinafter referred to as shared use facilities), a gym, a parking lot. For industrial parks, a children’s technopark and a children’s playroom are not on the list of mandatory shared-use infrastructure facilities.

ECONOMIC CRITERIA
  For industrial complexes For technoparks For industrial parks
With CSs listed for status With individual spaces listed for status
Payroll budget (PB) per hectare per year At least
RUB 110.7 million
per hectare
At least RUB 221.5 million per hectare At least
RUB 66,400
per sq.m.
At least
RUB 110.7 million
per hectare
Investment over 5 years At least
RUB 103.5 million
per hectare
At least RUB 51.8 million per hectare At least
RUB 20,700
per sq.m.
At least
RUB 155.3 million
per hectare
Revenue per year At least
RUB 332.2 million
per hectare
At least RUB 664.5 million per hectare At least
RUB 221,500
per sq.m.
At least
RUB 498,4 million
per hectare
Average wage Moscow’s average monthly employment income for the last year (RUB 59,823 for 2016) with average staffing numbers of at least 100* (including tenants) Moscow’s average monthly employment income for the last year +20%(RUB 71,788 for 2016) Moscow’s average monthly employment income for the last year +10% (RUB 65,805 for 2016)

* For Industrial complex status applications, a deviation of up to 10% is allowed

  • An organisation meets the economic criteria if it meets the “PB per hectare” criterion and at least two more of the three criteria.
  • Indicators for both the applicants and core tenants count toward the criteria.
  • FOR INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES: industrial complex status may be granted to organisations that, besides manufacturing, work in the natural and technical sciences, provided that:
    • processing industry revenues are at least 25% of total revenues;
    • R&D revenues in the natural and technical sciences are at least 80% of total R&D revenues
  • Economic criteria are set for 2017 and are subject to annual adjustment:
    • The “Investment over 5 years per hectare” criterion is determined as 2/3 of the indicator for the previous year and 1/3 of the indicator for the previous year, adjusted by the consumer price index for non-food goods according to the Federal State Statistics Service (December to December of the previous year);
    • The “Revenue per hectare” and “PB per hectare per year” indicators are adjusted by the consumer price index for non-food goods according to the Federal State Statistics Service (December to December of the previous year).
  • For individual sectors, when applying for industrial complex and industrial park status, decreasing sectoral coefficients apply to the economic criteria.
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Entities eligible for reduced economic requirements

Socially sensitive sectors may apply reduction factors to the economic requirements.

SOCIALLY SENSITIVE SECTOR LIST:

Food industry

  • Fish and seafood processing and canning
  • Production of flour and cereals, starch and starch products
  • Production of bread and perishable pastry goods
  • Production of noodle products
  • Tea and coffee production

Construction industry

  • Production of plastic boards, strips, pipes and moulds
  • Production of plastic packaging products
  • Production of brick, roof tile and other building materials from burnt clay
  • Production of rubber pipes, tubes, tubing and hoses
  • Production of plastic products for construction purposes
  • Production of refractory products
  • Production of ceramic tile and boards
  • Cutting, processing and dressing of trim stone and ragstone

Textile industry

  • Production of textiles
  • Production of clothing; fur processing and dyeing
  • Production of leather, leather products and footwear

Reduction factors applicable to the economic requirements are subject to an annual increase:

Parameter 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
Payroll per hectare 0,3 0,3 0,3 0,37 0,44 0,51 0,58 0,65 0,72 0,79 0,85
Revenues per hectare 0,5 0,5 0,5 0,55 0,6 0,65 0,7 0,75 0,8 0,85 0,9
Monthly employee wage 0,6 0,6 0,6 0,64 0,68 0,72 0,76 0,8 0,84 0,88 0,9
Investment per hectare 0,3 0,37 0,44 0,51 0,58 0,65 0,72 0,79 0,86 0,93 1
Important!

Sectoral reduction factors may only be applied for industrial complexes and not technoparks.

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Documents required for status application

BASIC DOCUMENT PACKAGE (applicable until 1st of Jan 2017):

  1. Status application.
  2. Consent to make certain secret tax information public (optional until 1st of Jan 2017).
  3. Consent of disclosure of social security payer information by the Russian Social Security Fund (SSF) and the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation (PFRF).
  4. Statement with a brief description of business activities and other operations at the real estate properties claiming the corresponding status.
  5. Copy of Form 1 — Enterprise.
  6. Copies of documents authorising to sign and/or submit documents.
  7. Power of attorney authorising the applicant to take actions associated with filing the application on behalf of other legal entities.
  8. Additionally for technoparks: consent to operate as the technopark’s management company obligated to furnish information on the KPI of technopark tenants, to include information on occupied space, number of workplaces per square metre of occupied space, investment in the technopark’s infrastructure or in their own fixed assets located within the bounds of the technopark, and consent to sign an agreement on information exchange with the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow.

EXTENSIVE DOCUMENT PACKAGE (applicable until 1st of Jan 2017):

  1. Status application.
  2. Statement with a brief description of business activities and other operations at real estate properties claiming the corresponding status.
  3. Copy of Form 1 — Enterprise.
  4. Copy of cash flow statement for five calendar years (if the applicant submits such a statement to the tax authorities).
  5. Copy of statement of financial results.
  6. Copy of the company’s profit tax return.
  7. Copy of the company’s property tax return for all fiscal periods within one calendar year.
  8. Copy of land use tax return, if the applicant owns the land plots.
  9. Copy of Form 4 — FSS.
  10. Copy of core business confirmation statement submitted to the SSF.
  11. Copy of Form RSV-1.
  12. Copies of documents authorising to sign and submit documents on behalf of the company.
  13. Power of attorney authorising the applicant to take actions associated with filing the application on behalf of other legal entities.
  14. Additionally for technoparks: consent to operate as the technopark’s management company obligated to furnish information on the KPI of technopark tenants, to include information on occupied space, number of workplaces per square metre of occupied space, investment in the technopark’s infrastructure or in their own fixed assets located within the bounds of the technopark, and consent to sign an agreement on information exchange with the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow.

Reports are to be submitted for the following calendar year:

  • The documents listed in items 3 and 5–11 are to be submitted for the last calendar year preceding the year before the application filing year, if the status application is filed before 1st of June, or for the last calendar year preceding the application filing year, if the status application is filed after 1st of June.
  • Documentation listed in item 4 are to be submitted for the last 5 calendar years preceding the year before the application filing year if the status application is filed before 1st of June, or for the last 5 calendar years preceding the application filing year if the status application is filed after 1st of June.

Documents may be submitted as follows

  1. The application and documents are submitted electronically.
    • The applicant must register on the Moscow Investment Portal.
    • When the registration process is completed, the applicant will receive an application form with attached documentation on their personal account page.
    • The application must be signed with the encrypted digital signature of the legal entity.
    • The applicant may submit the application in the portal’s “Industry — Support Measures” section.

    The applicant may acquire an encrypted digital signature on the «Electronic Moscow» website or at any other approved certification authority.

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