More than three years have passed since the establishment of advanced special economic zones (ASEZs) and the Free Port of Vladivostok (FPV) in the Far East. The time has come to hold discussions with current and potential residents as to whether everything is working as intended and as stipulated in legislation, and whether investors expectations have been met. These discussions will focus on the following questions: is it easy to become and be an ASEZ/FPV resident? What are the best and worst practices at ASEZs/the FPV? Are the existing rules governing ASEZs/the FPV effective and sufficient in terms of tax, customs, urban planning, and other preferences and incentives for the implementation of investment projects in various sectors of the economy? How should best compliance practices at authorized bodies, management companies, regulators, and control (supervisory) bodies be applied to ASEZ/FPV issues?