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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 20.01.2004

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 56 of January 16, 2004 on the Amendments to Some of the Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation

Provides the new wording for the list of category B state positions of the federal state service instituted to ensure the activities of the courts of arbitration. Specifies the amounts of salaries for the head of the office - administrator of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, federal arbitration court of the districts, arbitration court of the subject of the Russian Federation and their deputies, as well as secretaries of the court session.
The Decree is entered into force from September 24, 2003.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 55 of January 16, 2004 on the Invalidation of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1217 of December 6, 1995 on the Uniform System of the Federal Bodies of Executive Power in the Sphere of Communication in the Russian Federation

The mentioned Decree of the President of the Russian Federation is invalidated pursuant to the adoption of the Federal Law No. 126-FZ of July 7, 2003 on communication.
The Decree is entered into force from January 1, 2004.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 1443 of December 11, 2003 on the Places of Declaring of Individual Types of Commodities

Defines the places of declaring of commodities arriving to the Russian Federation by highway transport through the points of transfer: Kraskino located in the region covered by the Khasanskaya Customs Office, Poltavka, Tury Rog, Markovo located in the region covered by the Ussuriyskaya Customs Office.
The Order is entered into force 90 days after the day of its official publication.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 15, 2004. Reg. No. 5416.

Order of the Administration of the Kaliningrad Province and the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 353-r/686-r of December 18, 2003 on the Amendments to the Procedure of Defining of Commodities As Originating in the Special Economic Zone of the Kaliningrad Province

The list of electronics and complex household equipment that may be recognised as having undergone sufficient processing on the territory of the Special Economic Zone includes fully automatic washing machines with less than 6 kg of dry linen capacity and washing machines with less than 6 kg of dry linen capacity.
The list of commodities requiring the change of the 5th digit of the code of the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of the Russian Federation includes floor carpets for cars, shapes of fibre boards with the density greater than 0.8 g/cm3, as well as shapes of fibre boards with the density greater than 0.5 g/cm3, however, not greater than 0.8 g/cm3.
The Order is entered into force 30 days after its official publication.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 15, 2004. Reg. No. 5415.

Decision of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 148 of December 29, 2003 on the Prolongation of the Decision of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 33 of March 25, 2002

Prolongs for the year 2004 the procedure of organisation of work to grant respites (extension schedules) in 2002 to redeem the debt in obligatory payments to the Social Insurance Fund of Russia in obligatory social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases endorsed by the Decision of the Social Insurance Fund of Russia No. 33 of March 25, 2002.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 15, 2004. Reg. No. 5413.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 1503 of December 23, 2003 on the Amendments to the Order of the State Customs Committee of Russia No. 1052 of September 19, 2003

The list of the places of declaring of imported commodities classified under Heading 02 (Meat and Edible Meat Offal) and Items 0710 (Frozen Vegetables) and 2004 (Other Vegetables) is extended to include individual customs bodies.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 15, 2004. Reg. No. 5411.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 1389 of December 4, 2003 on Individual Customs Operations Committed When Using the Temporary Export Customs Regime

Declaring of commodities under the temporary export customs regime is arranged using the cargo customs declaration except for the cases specifying the use, or opportunities of use, of the customs declaration of another form. The permission to place the commodities under the mentioned regime is issued by the customs body having accepted the customs declaration, provided the declaring party presents an application of the expected time of the temporary export. The Order provides a sample application.
The taking of the decision permitting to place the commodities under the temporary export customs regime is drawn up by entering in the customs declaration the resolution "Temporary Export Permitted Till ___", the signature of the authorised person and the seal "Release Permitted".
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 15, 2004. Reg. No. 5409.

Decision of the Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation No. 89 of December 24, 2003 on the Endorsement of the Explanation on the Calculation of the Average Earnings When Assigning the Temporary Disability Allowance and the Maternity Allowance in 2004

The average earnings take into account all envisaged in the system of labour remuneration types of payments applied in the organisation implying taxes and /or insurance contributions transferred to the budget of the Social Insurance Fund of Russia. The earnings at the main place of work are taken into account only.
The calculation of the average earnings of the employee, regardless of the work regime, is made proceeding from the actual accrued earnings and actually spent working time in the 12 calendar months preceding the month of the occurred disability, maternity leave.
The employee with the actual length of work less than three months shall get the temporary disability allowance (except for the temporary disability allowance because of the industrial accident and occupational disease), maternity allowance in the amount not greater than the minimum amount of labour remuneration for the full calendar month specified in the federal law.
In insured cases having occurred before January 1, 2004, the temporary disability allowance and the maternity allowance are calculated using the earlier available rules.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 15, 2004. Reg. No. 5408.

Decision of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 130 of December 1, 2003 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Estimate Sheet for the Resources of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation (Form 4-FSS RF)

Endorses the new form of the estimate sheet for the resources of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation (Form 4-FSS RF). The form applies beginning with the report for the I quarter of 2004.

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