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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 22.01.2003

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 25 of January 17, 2003 on the Amendments to the Decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 245 of April 17, 2002 and 425 of June 14, 2002

Amendments to the Decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation are stipulated by the changes in the Law on the countermeasures against legalisation (laundering) of incomes obtained in a criminal way and financing of terrorism. Pursuant to the Law, the Decision extends the list of organisations submitting information to the Committee of the Russian Federation for Financial Monitoring. Specifies that persons getting information on operations of such organisations must keep not only the commercial secret that became known to them, but also the communication secret.

The text of the document has not been published officially as of the moment of placing on the site.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 69-r of January 18, 2003

Approves the concept of forestry development for the years 2003-2010.

The concept defines the goals, tasks and priorities of forestry development and state management of the forestry fund and forests not included in the forestry fund. It is planed to significantly improve before 2010 the sanitary condition of forests, carry out fire safety measures, carry out inventory and monitoring of the condition of the forestry fund, ensure technical modernisation of production facilities on the basis of introduction of up-to-date high-efficiency technical means and technologies. It is suggested to preserve the forestry fund until 2010 in the state federal property having redistributed the authority in the management of the forestry fund among the participants of the forestry relations, as well as preserve the multitude of the forms of ownership for the forests and bushes not included in the forestry fund.

The text of the document has not been published officially as of the moment of placing on the site.

Order of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. BG-3-05/747 of December 26, 2002 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Declaration for Insurance Contributions for Obligatory Pension Insurance for Persons Making Payments to Natural Persons and Its Filling Instruction

Endorses the form of the declaration for insurance contributions for obligatory pension insurance for persons making payments to natural persons: organisations, independent entrepreneurs, natural persons not recognised as independent entrepreneurs and its filling Instruction.

The given declaration is submitted no later than March 30 of the year following the expired accounting period. The accounting period for insurance contributions is the calendar year. Noteworthy, the estimates of advance payments for insurance contributions for obligatory pension insurance endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. BG-3-05/153 of March 28, 2002 (registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 15, 2002, reg. No. 3363) are submitted upon expiry of the reporting period. The reporting periods for insurance contributions to the Pension Fund of Russia are recognised to be the first quarter, six months, nine months of the calendar year (Article 23 of the Federal Law No. 167-FZ of December 15, 2001).

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 16, 2003. Reg. No. 4132.

Order of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. BG-3-09/730 of December 20, 2002 on the Registration of Commercial Concession (Subconcession) Contracts

Commercial concession (subconcession) contract, its changes and early discontinuation must be registered in the territorial body of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation having registered the legal entity acting as the possessor of rights under the contract. The registration is carried out no later than within five working days from the day of submission of the documents by entering the record in the logbook and placing an inscription (stamp) and the seal of the body in charge of the registration on the copies of the contract.

The Order lists the documents to be submitted to the body in charge of the registration.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 16, 2003. Reg. No. 4125.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1223-U of December 17, 2002 on the Particulars of the Purchase by Resident Legal Entities of Foreign Currencies for the Currency of the Russian Federation at the Internal Currency Market of the Russian Federation to Make Payments under the Contracts of Import of Commodities to the Russian Federation

After importing the commodities, the resident legal entity must submit to the executing bank where the purchased foreign currency is entered on the special transit account the purchase order, substantiating documents, as well as the certified copy of the cargo customs declaration. If the commodities are imported from Belarus, it is permitted to present instead of the cargo customs declaration certified copies of other documents confirming the receipt of commodities (way-bills, warehouse certificates).

If the purchase of foreign currency is carried out before the import of commodities, it is necessary to open the deposit in the currency of the Russian Federation in the executing bank in the amount of 20% of the total amount necessary to purchase the foreign currency no later than the day preceding the day of entry of the purchased foreign currency on the special transit currency account of this person. The requirement to open the bank deposit does not apply to the cases when the price of the contract for the import of commodities is not greater than USD 10,000 equivalent, as well as the cases of purchase of foreign currency under the contracts concluded by the bodies of state power of the Russian Federation, subjects of the Russian Federation and the state unitary enterprises.

The Direction does not apply to the purchase of clearing currencies and foreign currencies not being free convertible ones.

The Direction is entered into force 10 days after the day of official publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 17, 2003. Reg. No. 4134.

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