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The permissible share of foreign workers in certain areas of activity in 2018 is planned to remain unchanged 12.09.2017

On September 2017, the Russian Ministry of Labor presented a draft resolution of Russian Government for anti-corruption expertise. It is proposed to leave without change in 2018 the permissible proportion of foreign workers employed by business entities engaged in activity in certain types of economic activities in Russia in 2016 provided by the All-Russian Classifier of Economic Activities (OK 029-2014 (NACE Rev. 2):

Kind of economic activity

Acceptable share of foreign workers as a percentage of the total number of workers employed by a business entity

Growing vegetables (code 01.13.1)


Retail trade of alcoholic beverages, including beer, in specialized stores (code 47.25.1)


Retail trade of tobacco products in specialized stores (code 47.26)


Activity of other land passenger transport (code 49.3)


Activity of road freight transport (code 49.41)


Sports activities other (code 93.19)


As in the current year, it is planned to save a ban on use of foreign labor hire in retailing drugs in specialized stores (pharmacies) (code 47.73), in retail trade in non-stationary objects of trade and markets (code 47.8), and other trade outside stores, tents, markets.
The current restriction in the sphere of vegetable growing does not apply to economic entities in the Krasnodar, Stavropol, Khabarovsk territories, as well as the Astrakhan, Volgograd, Voronezh, Lipetsk, Moscow, Rostov and Saratov regions (paragraph 2 of the Resolution).
However, beginning the next year, the Ministry of Labor proposes to exclude the Krasnodar Krai from this list of exceptions and apply to this region a general requirement of an allowable 50% of the total number of employees used by business entities in growing vegetables.
An independent anti-corruption examination of the document will last until September 25.
It is reported on the website of the portal "Garant".
For additional information, please, contact consultants of Confidence Group.
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