Federal Monopoly Service of Russia reduced port dues for Russian ships
Federal Monopoly Service of Russia (FAS Russia) says it has introduced amendments into the rules on application of the rates of port dues in seaports of the Russian Federation in pursuance of the instructions given by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
A decreasing factor (0.9) is applied when setting port dues for Russian ships fishing in the areas covered by international agreement of the Russian Federation related to fishing and conservation of aquatic bioresources.
0.3 factor is applied to Russian ships the catch of which is to be processed or sold in the territory of the Russian Federation.
Russian ships of up to 35.0 meters in length engaged in fishing within near-shore areas and territorial waters of the Russian Federation are excused from paying port dues (except for tonnage dues at the ports of Nevelsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Poronaisk).
According to FAS, the changes are intended to create favorable conditions for small and medium businesses of the fishing industry that contribute to the development of coastal fishing.