In 2015, the south of Primorsky Territory received free port status, a modern version of the porto franco. The new free port has already received more than 70 investment proposals. The Russian Government has decided to extend free port status to all key harbours in Sakhalin Region, Khabarovsk Territory, Kamchatka Territory and Chukotka Autonomous Region. Tax benefits, streamlined immigration procedures, a duty free zone these are the benefits Russias free ports now offer investors. How will the free port structure be replicated at other harbours? What conditions does the Free Port of Vladivostok offer investors and what is the procedure for becoming a port resident? What factors should guide investors in choosing between a free port and an ASEZ? What are the new customs procedures in the Free Port of Vladivostok? How do the first residents rate the success of the free port initiative so far?