ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Dec 2015

In December 2015, the government of the Russian Federation announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 12 December 2015 the Russian Government approved Decree No. 1359. It decreased as of 1 January 2016 the quotas issued to foreign workers originating from visa requiring countries by 25 percent compared to those of 2015.
Furthermore, it decreased the admissible percentage of foreign workers employed by business entities in the field of passenger transport by 10 percentage points (from 50% to 40% of the total number of employees) and in the sphere of automobile freight transport by 15 percentage points (from 50% to 35%).

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