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Tuesday
Oct302007

The Russia (Ware) House

It requires 54 procedures, takes 704 days, and costs 3,788% of annual per capita income to obtain the licenses and permits needed to build a warehouse in Moscow. So says the World Bank's Doing Business 2008. The averages for the OECD, by contrast, are 14 procedures, 153.3 days, and 62% of per capita income.

Red tape always breeds corruption. As the World Bank puts it, "Cumbersome entry procedures are associated with more corruption, particularly in developing countries. Each procedure is a point of contact—an opportunity to extract a bribe. Analysis shows that burdensome entry regulations do not increase the quality of products, make work safer or reduce pollution. Instead, they constrain private investment; push more people into the informal economy; increase consumer prices; and fuel corruption." So with today's Russia being such a U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act minefield, any company serious about compliance will think twice about doing business there.

Listed below -- and weighing every bit as much as a sack of bricks on the back of a peasant -- are the 54 procedures needed to build that warehouse in the land of the czars:

1. Submit application to obtain Act of Permission for Use (APV) to Department of City Planning Documentation Development at the Architecture Planning Department

2. Request and obtain Situation Plan of District and Conclusion for a District Land Commission from Architecture Planning Department

3. Request and obtain Conclusion from Territorial Union of Land Use Regulation (TOP3)

4. Request and obtain Decision by District Land Commission on Land Plot Provision and City Planning Regulation

5. Request and obtain clearance of draft Disposition of Prefect with Architecture Planning Department (APD)

6. Request and obtain clearance of draft Disposition of Prefect with Local Government

7. Request and obtain clearance of draft Disposition with Territory union of land use regulation (TOP3)

8. Request and obtain the Disposition on Preparation of Act of Permission for Use (APV) by Prefect

9. Request and obtain Conclusion on compliance of proposed object with specified city planning and territory use regulations

10.Request and obtain technical conditions from water and sewage services

11. Request and obtain technical conditions to connect to electricity with MosEnergo

12. Request and obtain technical conditions to connect to telephone line

13. Request and obtain approval from Moscomarchitectura on engineering supply of the facility

14. Request and obtain Act of Permission for Use (АРИ) from Committee on Architecture and City Planning – Moscomarchitectura

15. Request and obtain Disposition of Prefect on Inception of Construction Designing (Decision on Construction)

16. Request and obtain the approval of conditions for designs by Department of Well-Being of Moscomarchitectura

17. Request and obtain the approval of conditions for designs by Department of Preparation of Project Approvals of Moscomarcitectura

18. Request and obtain approval of conditions for designs by Local Government

19. Request and obtain approval of conditions for designs by Prefect’s Office

20. Request and obtain approval of conditions for designs by Emergency Situation and Civil Defense Department

21. Request and obtain approval of conditions for designs by Moscow State Expertise

22. Request and obtain Act of Moscow Geological - Geodesic Department

23. Request and obtain approval of conditions for designs with Sanitary Services (Rospotrebnadzor)

24. Request and obtain the approval on transport routes from Moscow City Transport Agency

25. Request and obtain the approval from State Inspection of Road Safety (GIBBD) 2

26. Request and obtain the approval from Department of Comprehensive Well-Being of City

27. Request and obtain the approval from Department of Nature Use under State Ecological Expertise

28. Request and obtain Sketch No. 2 from Moscow Geological Institute

29. Request and obtain approval of Sketch No. 2 with Moscow Architecture Committee

30. Request and obtain the construction passport from Moscow City Geological Unit

31. Request and obtain approval of Volumes of «Outline of Construction Arrangement» and “GenPlan” from Moscomarchitectura Comm

32. Request and obtain approval of Volumes of «Outline of Construction Arrangement» and “GenPlan” from Prefecture

33. Request and obtain approval of Volumes of «Outline of Construction Arrangement» and “GenPlan” from GenPlan Institute

34. Request and obtain Regulation No. 2 and Certificate of approval of Architectural City Planning Decision

35. Request and obtain approval on project by Moscow State Expertise

36. Request and obtain Permission for construction

37. Receive inspection from Inspection on Architecture and Construction Supervision during foundation works

38. Receive inspection from Inspection on Architecture and Construction Supervision during structure works

39.Receive inspection from Inspection on Architecture and Construction Supervision during engineering works

40. Receive inspection by Union of Administrative Technical Inspection (UATI) - I

41.Receive inspection by Union of Administrative Technical Inspection (UATI) - II

42.Receive inspection by Union of Administrative Technical Inspection (UATI) - III

43. Receive inspection by Union of Administrative Technical Inspection (UATI) - IV

44. Receive inspection by Union of Administrative Technical Inspection (UATI) - V

45. Receive inspection by Union of Administrative Technical Inspection (UATI) - VI

46. Receive inspection by Union of Administrative Technical Inspection (UATI) - VII

47. Connect to water services

48. Request and receive inspection from Energy Supervision

49. Connect to electricity –sign agreement with “Energosbyt”

50. Request and connect to telephone services

51. Request and convene Acceptance Commission

52. Request and receive the Disposition on operation of building (Occupancy Permit)

53. Request and receive Plans from Bureau of Technical Inventory (BTI)

54. Register the building after completion



View the World Bank's Doing Business 2008 Here.

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