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Agriculture in Russia

To be sucessful in open a company in Russia in the agricultural sector, it is necessary to obtain specific business permits and licenses for the activitites of the respective business.  

Agricultural activities can refer to a wide range of products, such as vegetables, fruits, farming or fisheries.

Each specific activity must be performed in accordance with the applicable legislation and our team of company formation representatives in Russia can provide in-depth information on the procedures that have to be completed in this sense. 

Russian agriculture field is an important industry in Russia. 

Food production, as well as food processing, represents one of the top activities in this country. The representatives of the country are interested in developing this field and, in 2012, the Russian government enacted a program aiming at increasing agricultural activities. 

State Program for the Development of Agriculture and Regulation of Agricultural Commodities Markets is available for the 2013 – 2020 period and our team of consultants can provide more details on this matter.  

The program is aiming at providing subsidies and other incentives for local producers performing business activities in this field and it refers at the following: 

  • crop production;
  • animal origin product
  • cattle industry;
  • sustainable development;
  • providing assistance to small companies involved in agricultural activities

Registering an agricultural business in Russia

The Land Act is the main law providing for the purchase of land plots for various reasons.

The purchase or lease of land for agricultural or faming purposes is regulated by the Federal Law on the Russian Agricultural Census which applies to both individuals and companies seeking to set up a business in this industry.

Foreign investors are also allowed to set up companies in the agriculture sector in Russia based on the laws mentioned above, but also in accordance with the provisions of the Commercial Code which covers the entities used to set up the business.

Among the structures used to open an agricultural business in Russia are the limited liability company and the sole proprietorship for small enterprises.

The joint venture is another successful option for foreign entrepreneurs seeking to understand how a business works in Russia.

Open a Company in Agriculture in Russia

Russian Agricultural licenses

Once the agricultural company is established, the owner must obtain special licenses or permits which will allow him or her to cultivate or sale or export the products. The agricultural goods must comply with various requirements and several laws, among which:

  • the Law for the Wellbeing of the Population;
  • the Quality and Safety of Food Products
  • the Veterinary Law;

Our experts in Russia are ready to provide comprehensive support for foreign entrepreneurs and businesses, they will help you at all stages, from a preliminary assessment of the situation and choosing the best solution to obtaining all the necessary registration documents and getting started.

By seeking legal advice, you will receive the following guarantees: the result will be achieved within a certain period, and any issue will be resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible, and all this for reasonable money. Besides, you will protect yourself from possible risks and mistakes in opening company in Russia, which can turn out to negative consequences.

Steps for opening company in Russia

There exist two methods for registering an LLC company in Russia. Independently or entrusting this task to specialized companies.

In the first case, you need to:

  • collect a set of documents and submit them to the Federal Tax Service;
  • to fofill application on form R11001;
  • pay the state fee (4000 rubles and higher).

In the second method, i.e., specialized company support, you will save time preparing documents and their registration payment of state fees. However, there is a risk of communication with scammers and disclosure of personal data like passport details and other important information. Before you start cooperation with a specialized company in Moscow or other cities, study its information: how many years it is in the market, where it is located, and lookup for reviews on the web.

Steps for opening company in Russia

There exist two methods for registering an LLC company in Russia. Independently or entrusting this task to specialized companies.

In the first case, you need to:

  • collect a set of documents and submit them to the Federal Tax Service;
  • to fofill application on form R11001;
  • pay the state fee (4000 rubles and higher).

In the second method, i.e., specialized company support, you will save time preparing documents and their registration payment of state fees. However, there is a risk of communication with scammers and disclosure of personal data like passport details and other important information. Before you start cooperation with a specialized company in Moscow or other cities, study its information: how many years it is in the market, where it is located, and lookup for reviews on the web.

Chose the specifics of the business for LLC company

This is the stage of registration of an LLC in Russia, where it is required to identify several important points:

  • Name of the enterprise: you need to consider the name of the LLC company, both in Russian and in English. It should be unique. You can inspect it online in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities. If you have discovered an LLC company with an identical name, it is better to reach up for another name;

The legal address of the LLC company: registration of the LLC company with the legal address in the Russian Federation carries a place in the tax examination.

There are three methods to get a legal address for a company:

  • lease or purchase an apartment/office/room where you plan to accommodate the staff;
  • to enlist the company at the home address of the founder or director of the LLC company.
  • sign an agreement with the postal secretary service for the provision of a legal address in Moscow or another city in the country;

OKVED activity code: when enlisting an LLC company in Russia, it is important to determine what type of business you will be doing. The activity code is established from the OKVED classifier. It is freely available;

Authorized capital: before you enlist an LLCcompany with the legal address of the Russian Federation, you need to resolve what official capital your enterprise will have. This is the amount deposited into the business structure’s current bank account. The minimum is 10,000 rubles. You can either deposit money or leave the property as collateral. This can be done before or after you submit the documents for registration of the LLC company or within four months;

Preparation of papers for opening an LLC company. You should own it in your hands: 1) the conclusion of the sole founder of the company or the minutes of the meeting of founders of the open LLC company (in writing); 2) the approved Articles of Association of the open LLC company; 3) the agreement on the establishment (this paragraph is relevant if there are two or more founders ).

You can prepare these documents for registration of an new LLC company in Russia both independently, using online services, and with the support of our company. We will make sure that all the documents are correct.

Fill in the application form P11001

This is one of the main documents submitted to the Federal Tax Service Inspectorate for registration of LLC in the Russian Federation. The signature of the Applicant is put in the presence of a tax inspector or a notary (if the registration of an LLC in the Russian Federation takes place by agreement).

Fees to State

One of the big questions is how extensively it costs to register an new LLC company with a legal address in Russia. Currently, it is correlated to the minimum amount of payment appointed by the state and is 4 000 rubles. To complete a deposit, you must fill out a permit manually and transfer the funds to the account of the registration authority.

Collect the required package of documents and submit it

List of documents required for opening of LLC company in Russia:

  • application filled in according to form P11001;
  • decision of the founder or minutes of the meeting of founders of the LLC company;
  • articles of Association of the LLC company in Russia;
  • receipt for payment of state fee for opening llc company;
  • documents that confirm the existence of a legal address for LLC company in Russia;
  • notification of the choice of a specific taxation system for newley opened LLC company in Russia.


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