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Subnational Business Reforms in Russian Federation

Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

These reforms were published in Doing Business in Russian Federation 2012

Irkutsk

Starting a Business: Irkutsk made it easier to start a business by centralizing more functions in the one-stop shop. Companies no longer notarize the signatures to open a bank account.

Dealing with Construction Permits: The implementation of the Federal Urban Development Code and better compliance with its time limits streamlined the process to deal with construction permits in Irkutsk.

Registering Property: Irkutsk made it easier to transfer property. The requirement to obtain cadastral passports on the land plot and building was eliminated if these had been previously submitted to the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography ('Rosreestr') and companies no longer notarize copies of corporate documents.

Kazan

Dealing with Construction Permits: Kazan implementated the Federal Urban Development Code and streamlined the process to deal with construction permits.

Registering Property: Kazan made registering property transfers easier by eliminating the requirement to obtain cadastral passports on land plots and buildings when they had been previously submitted to the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography ('Rosreestr').

Perm

Starting a Business: Perm made it easier to start a business centralizing more functions in the one-stop shop.

Dealing with Construction Permits: Perm implemented the Federal Urban Development Code and streamlined the process to deal with construction permits.

Registering Property: Perm made it easier to transfer property. The requirement to obtain cadastral passports on the land plot and building was eliminated if these had been previously submitted to the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography ('Rosreestr') and companies no longer notarize copies of corporate documents.

Petrozavodsk

Starting a Business: Petrozavodsk made it easier to start a business centralizing more functions in the one-stop shop.

Dealing with Construction Permits: Better compliance with documentation requirements of the Urban Development Code and its time limits streamlined the process to deal with construction permits in Petrozavodsk.

Registering Property: Petrozavodsk made registering property transfers easier by eliminating the requirement to obtain the Plan-spravka and the plan cadastral passports on land plots and buildings when they had been previously submitted to the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography ('Rosreestr'). Companies no longer notarize copies of corporate documents.

RostovonDon

Starting a Business: Rostov-on-Don made it easier to start a business centralizing more functions in the one-stop shop.

Dealing with Construction Permits: Compliance with the federal documentation requirements of the Urban Development Code streamlined the process to deal with construction permitting process in Rostov-on-Don.

Registering Property: Rostov-on-Don made registering property transfers easier by eliminating the requirement to obtain cadastral passports on land plots and buildings when they had been previously submitted to the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography ('Rosreestr').

SaintPetersburg

Starting a Business: Saint-Petersburg made it easier to start a business centralizing more functions in the one-stop shop.

Dealing with Construction Permits: Saint Petersburg streamlined the process to deal with construction permits by complying by the Urban Development Code and increasing efficiency.

Registering Property: Saint Petersburg made registering property transfers easier by eliminating the requirement to obtain cadastral passports on buildings and speeding up the registration.

Tomsk

Starting a Business: Tomsk made it easier to start a business centralizing more functions in the one-stop shop.

Dealing with Construction Permits: The implementation of the federal urban development code in Tomsk and its harmonization with the city's administrative legislation streamlined the process to deal with construction permits.

Registering Property: Tomsk made registering property transfers easier by eliminating the requirement to obtain cadastral passports on buildings when they had been previously submitted to the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography ('Rosreestr').

Tver

Dealing with Construction Permits: Tver implemented the federal urban development code and streamlined the process to deal with construction permits.

Registering Property: Tver made it easier to transfer property. The requirement to obtain cadastral passports on the land plot and building was eliminated if these had been previously submitted to the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography ('Rosreestr') and companies no longer notarize copies of corporate documents.

Voronezh

Starting a Business: Voronezh made it easier to start a business centralizing more functions in the one-stop shop.

Dealing with Construction Permits: Voronezh implemented the Federal Urban Development Code and streamlined the process to deal with construction permits.

Registering Property: Voronezh made registering property transfers easier by eliminating the requirement to obtain cadastral passports on land plots and buildings when they had been previously submitted to the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography ('Rosreestr').