legislation

2016 June 20

10:00 State Duma to consider the requirement on obligatory state expert approval of OSR plans

2016 June 14

09:48 Russia’s State Duma passes bill on line shipping

2016 May 18

09:22 State Duma passed in the first reading the bill on seaports

2016 April 14

15:54 Draft law on revocation of water transport licensing submitted to State Duma of Russia

2016 March 29

12:56 RF Government presents draft law on regulation of activities at seaports to State Duma

2016 March 1

11:42 Russian Govt approves Strategy for Development of Inland Water Transport of Russia till 2030

2016 February 25

13:17 State Duma passes law on enhancing efficiency of state regulation in water transport sector

2016 February 20

14:09 Draft Rules for Management of Dredged Material brought up for public discussion

2016 February 12

15:44 Primorje prosecutor says stealing of MS Georg Ots reveals imperfection of state property legislation
09:09 RF Transport Ministry publishes requirements for permanently available OSR manpower and resources

2016 February 3

13:57 RF Transport Ministry publishes draft rules for navigation and mooring of vessels at Russian seaports and approaches to them

2016 February 2

12:50 RF Government approves establishment of priority development area in Bolshoi Kamen

2016 February 1

16:57 Ministry of Culture suggests allowing visa-free entry for tourists coming by ferries to Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Zarubino ports

2016 January 29

10:43 Simplified visa regime to be introduced in Vladivostok from July 1, 2016

2016 January 28

11:36 Russian Gov't to grant 18 companies subsidies for purchase and leasing of new ships in 2016

2016 January 27

14:26 Russian Gov't transport committee approves inland water transport development program for the next 13 years

2016 January 25

16:59 Economic Development Ministry gives thumbs down to draft S2S transshipment regulation

2015 December 29

13:10 Russian Govt sets up fisheries commission to develop the sector

2015 December 25

15:41 Russian Govt decides to merge deputy transport minister and Rosmorport director functions

2015 December 14

12:59 Cruise ships’ calls to Russian ports should be simplified, Yury Trutnev says (photo)

2015 December 1

10:18 Civic Chamber of Russia supports Bill on Free Port of the Far East

2015 November 25

11:51 Tax relief approved in Primorje for PDA and Free Port residents

2015 November 9

12:01 RF Government to submit law on federal and regional IWW to State Duma

2015 October 21

16:47 Rosmorrechflot to be defined as concedent in respect of port infrastructure facilities (document)

2015 October 19

13:37 Project on construction of deepwater port at Yantarny (Kaliningrad Region) included into territorial planning scheme of Russia

2015 October 16

14:47 Revised State Programme on development of shipbuilding for offshore projects till 2030 put up for discussion

2015 October 13

14:22 Free customs zone of port Vladivostok is not functioning due to absence of residents and legal framework, Far East Customs says

2015 October 12

10:47 Federal Law on Free Port of Vladivostok comes into effect

2015 October 8

15:50 Ban on ordering ships from foreign shipyards to be considered by RF Govt Commission on Import Substitution

2015 October 7

11:28 RF Government revises requirements on the use of small size vessels in seaports

2015 September 28

10:27 RF Government approves ratification of Russia-Finland agreement on icebreaking services in Baltic Sea

2015 September 10

13:30 RF Prime Minister signs Decree on FAS powers related to natural monopolies’ activities

2015 September 4

13:49 RF Government approves Supervisory Board of the Free Port of Vladivostok (document)
11:16 RF Transport Ministry starts working out a bill to regulate cargo handling outside seaports’ water areas

2015 September 2

09:59 Cargo clearance procedure simplified in Ukrainian seaports

2015 September 1

09:58 RF Transport Ministry starts developing mechanism for non-admission of substandard ships to seaports of Russia

2015 August 11

14:40 Draft law submitted to State Duma is aimed at changing procedures for appointment of federal agencies’ deputy heads

2015 August 10

14:22 RF Government approves appointment of Deputy Transport Minister as Head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency

2015 August 3

09:33 New rules of processing of ships and cargoes in Ukraine's seaports come into force and get approval of business community

2015 July 17

11:53 Russian Gov't OKs rate regulation rules for water-borne transport between the ports of Crimea and Krasnodar Krai

2015 July 15

18:18 Vladimir Putin formally dissolves the Ministry of Crimea

2015 July 14

19:30 Federal Law on private-public partnership published at legal information portal
10:50 Russian President signs Federal Law On the Free Port of Vladivostok

2015 July 8

17:42 The Council of the Federation approves the law on Free Port of Vladivostok
10:46 Russian Chamber of Shipping calls for harmonization of RF education law with STCW Convention (photo)

2015 July 3

16:31 State Duma passes the bill "On the Free Port of Vladivostok" in third reading

2015 June 25

10:46 Deadline for licensing of passenger transportation by water transport in Crimea postponed till September 1

2015 June 23

14:57 Draft order on port control procedures put out for public consultation

2015 June 22

11:43 State Duma passes the bill "On the Free Port of Vladivostok" in first reading

2015 June 16

11:22 Primorsky Krai lawmakers back bill on Free Port of Vladivostok

2015 June 4

09:28 Bill “On Free Ports of the Russian Federation” brought up for public discussion (document)

2015 June 3

12:57 Experts expect “free port” status of port Vladivostok to boost GRP of Primorye 3.4 times by 2034

2015 June 2

12:48 RF Gvt Committee for legislative drafting activities approves Bill on Free Port Vladivostok

2015 May 26

15:18 RF Ministry of Justice registers list of facilities within responsibility of Transport Ministry’s in-house security service

2015 May 19

10:29 Draft amendments into Rules for vessels passage through IWW locks brought up for public discussion

2015 May 18

14:43 RF Transport Ministry orders to fix terms of draught limits for Volga Basin vessels

2015 May 15

13:58 Provisions on functional subsystem for OSR at inland water transport near approval

2015 May 14

13:56 Prosecutor’s Office clarifies amendments into MMC of Russia in part related to Seafarer's Identity Cards
13:40 RF Ministry of Economic Development makes 28 remarks in relation to Free Port of Vladivostok Bill

2015 May 13

17:15 Rules for separate record-keeping in respect of services within NSR waters to be approved by October 2015