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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 29.10.2004

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 502 of September 30, 2004 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 379 of June 30, 2003

Reduces the list of additional restrictions on the investing of the resources of accumulated pensions handed over by the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in trust control to the management company and resources of accumulated pensions of a non-state pension fund providing obligatory pension insurance in individual classes of assets.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 501 of September 28, 204 "Issues of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation"

The Ministry of Regional Development is a federal body of executive power in charge of the working out of the state police and normative-and-legal regulation in the sphere of socio-economic development of the subjects of the Russian Federation, federal and national relations, delimitation of authority in the common sphere of reference of the Russian Federation and the subjects of the Russian Federation, local government, borderline cooperation, development of the regions of the Far North and Arctic regions, protection of the rights of national minorities, original habitat and traditional way of life of the native small peoples and ethnic communities.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1244-r of September 27, 2004

Approves the concept of use of information technologies in the work of the federal bodes of state power until 2010. The concept defines the main priorities, principles and directions of implementation of the uniform state policy in compliance with the tasks of modernisation of state management.

Order of the Federal Service of Tariff Rates No. 69-e/4 of September 7, 2004 on the Limiting Levels of Tariff Rates for Electric and Thermal Power for the Years 2005-2006

Specifies the limiting minimum and maximum levels of tariff rates for electric and thermal power supplied by the regional and other power-supply organisations to consumers for the subjects of the Russian Federation without differentiation by the groups of consumers, voltage, annual hours of use of the declared power rating, daily zones (hours) and calendar breakdown. Also endorses the limiting minimum and maximum levels of tariff rates for electric power supplied by the regional and other power-supply organisations to the population in the zones of centralised and de-centralised power supplies by the subjects of the Russian Federation.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 28, 2004. Reg. No. 6047.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 510 of August 17, 2004 on the Organisation of the Work of the Bodies of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Federal Migration Service When They Take a Decision on Unwanted Stay (Residence) of a Foreign Citizen or Stateless Person in the Russian Federation

The decision on unwanted stay (residence) of a foreign citizen or stateless person in the Russian Federation is taken by the Director of the Federal Migration Service. The drawing up of materials confirming the circumstances serving as grounds to take the decision on unwanted stay (residence) of the foreign citizen or stateless person in the Russian Federation is vested in the Federal Migration Service of Russia, passport-and-visa divisions and the divisions in charge of migration issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, directorates of internal affairs, departments of internal affairs of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 28, 2004. Reg. No. 6046.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 506 of September 30, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Federal Tax Service

The Federal Tax Service is a federal body of executive power in charge of control and enforcement of observation of the legislation of the Russian Federation on taxes and fees, correctness of calculation, complete and timely transfer to the appropriate budget of taxes and fees, other obligatory payments.

The Federal Tax Service of Russia shall carry out the state registration of legal entities, natural persons as independent entrepreneurs and peasant (farmer) enterprises, represent in cases of bankruptcy and bankruptcy proceedings the claims in obligatory payments and the claims of the Russian Federation in monetary obligations.

The Federal Tax Service of Russia shall register cash registers used by organisations and independent entrepreneurs, issue licenses (permissions) for production, storage and circulation of ethyl alcohol, alcohol-containing and alcoholic products, production of tobacco items, institution of excise-duty warehouses, activities in the making of printed items protected against forgery, including the blank securities, as well as for the selling of the mentioned products, all-Russia lotteries.

The Regulation provides the list of the forms of the documents introduced (endorsed) by the Federal Tax Service of Russia. The forms of the tax declarations and their filling procedure worked out by the Federal Tax Service of Russia are endorsed by the Ministry of Finance supervising the given Service.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 505 of September 30, 2004 on the Amendment to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 72 of February 10, 2004

Shifts from October 1, 2004 to May 1, 2005 the moment of entry into force of the amendments introduced by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 72 of February 10, 2004 in Section "Medicines, Chemical and Pharmacy Products and Products of Medical Destination" of the list of products subject to compliance declaration and in Section "Perfumery and Cosmetics" of the list of commodities subject to obligatory certification.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 504 of September 30, 2004 on the List of the Property Qualified As Public-Use Railways, Public-Use Federal Highways, Arterial Pipelines, Electric Power Lines, As Well As Constructions Forming an Integral Part of the Mentioned Objects Exempted from the Property Tax from Organisations

Specifies the list of the property exempted under Item 11 of Article 381 of the Tax Code from the property tax from organisations.

The present Decision applies to legal relations pertaining to the property tax from organisations emerging from January 1, 2004.

Federal Law No. 124-FZ of October 4, 2004 on the Amendment to Article 277 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

Changes the name of Article 277 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation "Particulars of Determination of the Taxable Base for the Incomes Obtained When Handing over the Property in the Registered (Shared) Capital (Fund) of the Organisation". The words "(fund) of the organisation" are replaced with the words "(fund, fund property)". The amendment eliminates ambiguity in the application of the Article and permits to apply it to shareholders of investment funds who will be subject to the same taxation procedure as the stockholders of joint-stock companies, participants of limited-liability companies, co-owners of production cooperatives.

The Law applies to legal relations emerging from January 1, 2003.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 514 of October 2, 2004 on the Federal Bodies of Executive Power Authorised to Process Requests for Patents for Inventions Containing Information Comprising the State Secret

Depending on the subject, requests for secret inventions qualified as armaments and military equipment are submitted to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency of Nuclear Power or to the Federal Agency of the Industry, requests for secret inventions qualified as methods and means of intelligence, counterintelligence and operative investigation activities, to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation or the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 510 of October 1, 2004 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation and the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 602 of August 21, 2001 Pertaining to Hydraulic Caterpillar Shovels and Parts Thereof

Specifies the rates of the import customs duties for hydraulic caterpillar shovels and parts thereof (full-circle platforms and caterpillar chassis of full-circle hydraulic machines). Isolates as a separate item the shovels and parts thereof aged one year and older.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 509 of September 30, 2004 on the Amendment to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 264 of May 7, 2003

Owners of transport vehicles registered on the territory of Ukraine and used on the temporary basis on the territory of the Russian Federation in cases of obligatory insurance of civil responsibility may apply lower coefficients of calculation of the insurance premium as compared to those specified for the owners of transport vehicles registered in other foreign states. A similar beneficial regime permitting to reduce holder expenses for the insurance premium was introduced earlier only for the owners of transport vehicles registered in the Republic of Belarus.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 81n of September 15, 2004 on the Measures to Redeem the Debt in Short-Term State Bonds and the Bonds of the Federal Loan Due for Redemption until December 31, 1999

Specifies a complex of organisational measures to draw up and execute the settlement contracts to be concluded with the holders of the state short-term couponless bonds and the bonds of the federal loans with a permanent and variable coupon incomes due for redemption until December 31, 1999 who refused novation of these bonds.

Provides the form of the settlement contract.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 1, 2004. Reg. No. 6054.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 83n of September 16, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Control of the State Lotteries and Non-State Lotteries Arranged on Behalf of a Municipal Formation, As Well As the Forms and Time Limits of Submission of Reports of the State Lottery and Non-State Lottery Arranged on Behalf of a Municipal Formation

The checking of compliance of the state lotteries and non-state lotteries arranged on behalf of a municipal formation with their terms and actual legislation is carried out by the authorised body of executive power (authorised body of the local government) using submitted reports of the lottery organisers (operators).

The planned check is arranged no oftener than once a year. An extraordinary check may be arranged in cases of: need to check the correctness of submitted information; information of violation by the lottery organiser (operator) of the lottery terms and actual legislation received by the bodies of state power and local government; appeals of the lottery participants against violation of their rights and legal interests.

The Order endorses the forms and time limits of submission of reports of the state lottery and non-state lottery arranged on behalf of a municipal formation.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 30, 2004. Reg. No. 6053.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 80n of September 15, 2004 on the Introduction of Reports of the Actually Suffered Expenses to Compensate for the Granting of Benefits Specified in Article 11 of the Law of the Russian Federation No. 5142-1 of June 9, 1993 on the Donation of Blood and Its Components

Endorses the forms and procedure of drawing up of reports of the actually suffered expenses of the local and regional budgets to compensate for the granting of benefits specified for the citizens awarded with the "Honoured Donor of Russia" plaque.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 30, 2004. Reg. No. 6052.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1501-U of September 14, 2004 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 198-P of October 7, 2002 on the Procedure of Calculation and Collection of the Payment for the Settlement Services of the Bank of Russia

Changes the list of operations exempted from the payment for the settlement services of the Bank of Russia.

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

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 30, 2004. Reg. No. 6051.

Order of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. AE-3-09/508@ of September 29, 2004 on the Institution of the Mass Media Body to Provide for the Publication of Information in Compliance with the Legislation of the Russian Federation on the State Registration of Legal Entities

To provide for the publication of information of the Uniform State Register of Legal Entities, institutes the Herald of the State Registration.

Federal Law No. 123-FZ of October 3, 2004 on the Amendments to the Land Code of the Russian Federation, Federal Law on the Entry into Force of the Land Code of the Russian Federation and the Federal Law on the Circulation of Lands of Agricultural Destination

Religious organisations (together with citizens and public organisations) are entitled to participate in the solving of issues pertaining to their rights for land. For the purpose of construction of buildings, structures of religious and charitable destination, religious organisations may get free of charge for a certain period of time land plots - for the period of construction of these buildings, structures.

Religious organisations possessing as property or on the terms of gratuitous use the buildings and structures of religious and charitable destination located on the land plots available in the federal or municipal property shall get these land plots as property free of charge or for gratuitous use for the period of use of these buildings and structures.

Land plots of the lands of agricultural destination provided to religious organisations for permanent (unlimited) use may be granted to religious organisations as property free of charge in cases envisaged in the laws of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

Religious organisations must re-register the right of the permanent (unlimited) use for the land plots for the right of leasing of the land plots or the right of gratuitous use for a definite period of time or purchase these lands as property before January 1, 2006.

The text of the Federal Law is published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta on October 7, 2004. No. 220.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 518 of October 5, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Compensation of Expenses Pertaining to the Implementation of the Right for Free Travel for the Citizens Undergoing Alternative Civil Service

Endorses the rules of compensation at the expense of the resources of the federal budget of expenses pertaining to the implementation of the right of citizens undergoing alternative civil service for free travel to the place of alternative civil service and to the place of living when dismissed from the alternative civil service and the rules of compensation at the expense of the resources of the employer of expenses for the free travel to the place of living when using the annual paid leave and back.

The present Decision applies to legal relations emerging from January 1, 2004.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 70n of August 26, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Instruction on the Budget Record Keeping

The Instruction defines the procedure of the budget record keeping, which is a regular system of collection, registration and summarising of information in the monetary form on the condition of the financial and non-financial assets and obligations of the bodies of state power, bodies of management of the state extra-budgetary funds, bodies of management of the territorial state extra-budgetary funds, bodies of local government and created by them budget institutions and operations resulting in the changing of the above assets and obligations.

Specifies the chart and correspondence of accounts, provides the forms of the primary documents and recommended registers of the budget records indicating obligatory requisites and figures.

The Order is entered into force from January 1, 2005.

The switchover to the Instruction shall be implemented as soon as there is an organisational and technical readiness of the bodies of state power, bodies of management of the state extra-budgetary funds, bodies of management of the territorial state extra-budgetary funds, bodies of local government, budget institutions.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 5, 2004. Reg. No. 6055.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1282-r of October 7, 2004

Endorses the list of foreign states enjoying state guarantee support for the export of industrial products in 2004 while defining the limiting volumes of guarantee and the categories of country risks for each state.

Order of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. SAE-3-24/502@ of September 21, 2004 on the Invalidation of the Order of the Ministry of Taxation of Russia No. BG-3-24/149 of March 28, 2003 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Certificate of the Absence of Unregulated Debts in Taxes and Other Obligatory Payments and Violations of the Tax Legislation

The mentioned Order is invalidated in pursuance of the invalidation of the procedure of issue of permissions to residents to defer the payment for more than 90 days for the export of commodities (works, services, results of intellectual activities) endorsed by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 699 of September 24, 2002.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 7, 2004. Reg. No. 6057.

Letter of the Department of State Registration of Legal Entities and Natural Persons of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. 09-1-03/3458@ of August 27, 2004

The bodies in charge of the registration (tax bodes) in the absence of the document confirming the coordination of the issue of use of the words "Russia", "Russian Federation", "federal" in the names of the legal entities with the appropriate state body shall take the decision refusing the state registration. The mentioned names and the words and word combinations derived from them may be used with the permission of the governmental commission formed in pursuance of the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 334 of May 18, 1992. Since the given Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation has been invalidated, it is the body in charge of the registration (tax body) that takes the decision refusing the state registration of the mentioned legal entities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 523 of October 7, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Handing over of Property Forming the Mortgage Coverage to the State Management Company Defined in Compliance with the Legislation of the Russian Federation on the Investing of Resources of Accumulated Pensions

Specifies the rules of handing over of the property forming the mortgage coverage in trust control of the state management company in cases of insolvency (bankruptcy) of the mortgage coverage manager or revocation of the license of the mortgage coverage manager for activities in the management of investment funds, shared investment funds and non-state pension funds.

Recommendations on the Procedure of Informing of Depositors by the Banks of the Deposit Issuance Issues (Adopted by the Decision of the Management Board of the State Corporation "Deposit Insurance Agency" on September 17, 2004 (Protocol 37))

Lists the recommended organisational and technical measures to inform the depositors of the deposit insurance issues. It is recommended to place in the rooms of the banks participating in the deposit insurance system a colour copy of the certificate of inclusion of the bank in the Register of the Member-Banks of the System of Obligatory Deposit Insurance, the full text of the Federal Law No. 177-FZ of December 23, 2003 on the insurance of the deposits of natural persons in the banks of the Russian Federation, announcement (booklet) of the procedure and amounts of compensation for the deposits, registered mark "Deposits Insured. Deposit Insurance System" and the requisites of the Deposit Insurance Agency.

The mentioned materials are suggested for placing on separate information boards, in special folders or in another way according to the rules of informing of clients adopted in the bank.

Letter of the Department of Taxation and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-02-07/39 of September 21, 2004 on the Authority of the Customs Bodies in the Work in Explaining of the Taxation Legislation

Explains that in particular economic situations pertaining to the procedure of calculation and payment of taxes, the taxpayer should apply to the tax body at the place of registration. The taxpayer may apply for explanations of the issues of application of the legislation on taxes and fees to the Ministry of Finance of Russia and other financial bodies in the subjects of the Russian Federation and the bodies of local government.

Emphasises that one of the circumstances ruling out the blame of the taxpayer or tax agent is the fulfilling by them of the written explanations on issues of application of the legislation on taxes and fees provided by a financial body or another authorised state body or their officials within their sphere of reference. Such explanations may include written explanations of the heads of the appropriate federal ministries and agencies, as well as other authorised officials. In this case, it is not important if the explanation is addressed directly to the taxpayer involved in the dispute or to an indefinite circle of entities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 534 of October 11, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Paying out in 2004 to Invalids Having Obtained Transport Vehicles through the Bodies of Social Protection of Population of Compensations of Insurance Premiums under the Contract of Obligatory Insurance of Civil Responsibility of Owners of Transport Vehicles

Compensations are provided to invalids (including the invalid children) having obtained transport vehicles free of charge or on beneficial terms. The compensation is granted under the condition of use of the transport vehicle by the person entitled for it and by one more person indicated in the contract of obligatory insurance of the civil responsibility of owners of transport vehicles.

The compensation is assigned and paid out by the bodies of social protection of population of the subjects of the Russian Federation at the place of residence of the invalid (invalid child) in the amount of 50% of the paid out insurance premium defined in the contract. The Decision lists the documents submitted to the body of social protection of population of the subject of the Russian Federation at the place of residence of the invalid (invalid child) to get the compensation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 522 of October 7, 2004 on Some Issues of Implementation of the Subprogram "State Housing Certificates" for the Years 2004-2010 Forming Part of the Tied Federal Program "Housing" for the Years 2002-2010

Endorses the rules of issue and redemption of the state housing certificates in the framework of implementation of the subprogram "State Housing Certificates" for the years 2004-2010. The state housing certificate is a personal certificate certifying the right of the citizen participating in the subprogram to get the subsidy at the expense of the resources of the federal budget to purchase the housing space. The subsidy is provided in the amount of equivalent of the estimated cost of the housing space according to the social norm of the total area of the housing space specified for the families of various size. The social norm of the total area of the housing space for the purpose of calculation of the amount of subsidy is specified in the following amounts: 33 square meters for single persons, 42 square meters for the family of 2 persons, 18 square meters per family member for the family consisting of 3 or more persons.

The certificate is not being a security. The period of validity of the certificate makes 9 months from the day of issue indicated in the certificate. The right to improve the housing conditions using the certificate is granted only once.

The normative of the cost of 1 square metre of the total housing space for the Russian Federation used to calculate the amount of subsidies granted to citizens participating in the subprogram as indicated in the state housing certificate is determined once in six months by the Ministry of the Industry and Power Supplies of Russia. The norm is entered into force from January 1, 2005.

Operative Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 120-T of October 7, 2004 on the Non-Application to the Authorised Banks of Enforcement Measures for the Violation of the Acts of the Bodies of Currency Regulation

The period of time exempting the authorised banks from enforcement measures for the violation of the acts of the bodies of currency regulation is extended till November 1, 2004 (earlier, till September 1, 2004). The mentioned period is used for preventive measures only.

Operative Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 119-T of October 7, 2004 on the Non-Application to Credit Organisations of Enforcement Measures for the Violation of the Normative Legal Acts in the Sphere of Combating of Legalisation (Laundering) of Incomes Obtained in a Criminal Way and Financing of Terrorism

Territorial institutions of the Bank of Russia are recommended to apply only preventive measures to credit organisations having committed before December 21, 2004 violations of the requirements of the Directions of the Bank of Russia No. 1485-U of August 9, 2004, No. 1490-U of August 17, 2004, Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 262-P of August 19, 2004, as well as the Federal Law No. 115-FZ of August 7, 2001 pertaining to the amendments introduced by the Federal Law No. 88-FZ of July 28, 2004.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1304 of October 11, 2004 on the Federal Medico-Biological Agency

Abandons the Federal Department of Medico-Biological and Extreme Problems of the Ministry of Public Health of Russia and forms on its basis the Federal Medico-Biological Agency subordinate to the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of Russia. Appropriate changes are introduced in the structure of the federal bodies of executive power endorsed by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 649 of May 20, 2004.

The Decree is entered into force from the day of its signing.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 536 of October 11, 2004 on the Amendments to the Decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 266 of May 8, 2003 and No. 395 of June 30, 2003

Amends the rules of organisation and carrying out of the contest to choose the specialised depositary and the management companies for the Pension Fund of Russia to conclude with them the contract for the services of the specialised depositary and the contract of trust control of the resources of accumulated pensions.

The organiser of the contest is the Federal Service for Financial Markets.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 532 of October 7, 2004 on the Amendments to the Federal Rules (Standards) of Audit Activities Endorsed by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 696 of September 23, 2002

The federal rules (standards) of audit activities are extended to include five new rules (standards) of audit activities pertaining to the coordination of the terms of audit, auditor duties in examination of mistakes and unfair actions during the audit, taking into account the requirements of the normative legal acts of the Russian Federation during the audit, understanding of the activities of the audited entity and the audit sampling.

According to Rule (Standard) 12, the auditor and the management of the audited entity must reach agreement as to the terms of the audit. Coordinated terms must be recorded in the contract for the audit services.

Rule (Standard) 13 specifies uniform requirements to the auditor organisation and independent auditor in examination of mistakes and unfair actions during the audit of financial (accounting) reports. Specifies the duty of the auditor to suggest the risk of significant distortion of financial (accounting) reports resulting from unfair actions or mistakes. Provides examples of the risk factors pertaining to distortion as a result of unfair actions.

Rule (Standard) 14 specifies uniform requirements pertaining to the duty of the audit organisation and independent auditor to take into account observation by the audited entity of the normative legal acts of the Russian Federation during the audit of financial (accounting) reports of this audited entity. Provides examples of the facts showing the failure to observe by the audited entity of the normative legal acts of the Russian Federation.

Rule (Standard) 15 specifies uniform requirements to the understanding by the audit organisation and independent auditor of the activities of the audited entity.

Rule (Standard) 16 specifies uniform requirements to the random checks during the audit, as well as to the methods of selection of the elements to be checked for the purpose of collection of the audit evidence.

Letter of the Department of the Emission and Cash Operations of the Central Bank of Russia No. 29-5-1-18/3562 of September 16, 2004 "Information Report 06/04 of the Changes in the Monetary Circulation in the USA"

From September 28, 2004, there is a new banknote with the nominal value of USD 50 issued for circulation. The Letter provides the description of additional signs of protection of the mentioned banknotes of the issue of 2004. The earlier issued banknotes remain a legal tender, with the period of exchange being unlimited.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 87n of September 29, 2004 on the Invalidation of the Orders of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 15n of February 17, 1999 and No. 107n of December 30, 2000

The mentioned Orders are invalidated from October 1, 2005 pursuant to the entry into force from January 1, 2005 of the Order of the Ministry of Finance of Russia No. 70n of August 26, 2004 on the endorsement of the Instruction on the budget record keeping.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 13, 2004. Reg. No. 6065.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 76n of September 8, 2004 on the List of the Documents Submitted to Get the Guarantees of State Support of the Export of Industrial Products

Lists the documents to be submitted by the Russian exporter (creditor bank) to the ZAO Roseximbank to get the state guarantees of the Russian Federation, as well as to get the guarantee of the agent bank (tender guarantee, advance payment guarantee, guarantee of the appropriate execution of the contract obligations).

Endorses the forms of questionnaires of the exporter organisation and the exporter bank.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 13, 2004. Reg. No. 6062.

Decision of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Protection of the Rights of Consumers and Human Well-Being and the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 4 of October 6, 2004 on the Revocation of Registration Certificates for Dietary Supplements

Prohibits the use of Piper Methysticum (kava-kava) in dietary supplements.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 12, 2004. Reg. No. 6061.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 548 of October 14, 2004 on the Authorised Federal Bodies of Executive Power in the Sphere of Insurance of Deposits of Natural Persons in the Banks of the Russian Federation

The Federal Tax Service is an authorised federal body of executive power representing in cases of bankruptcy of banks the rights of claims to the bank handed over to the state corporation "Deposit Insurance Agency" as a result of paying out of the deposit reimbursement by the mentioned corporation.

The Ministry of Finance of Russia is an authorised federal body of executive power specifying in coordination with the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and the Federal Service of Financial Markets of Russia criteria for the state securities of the subjects of the Russian Federation, the bonds of the Russian issuers, stocks of the Russian open-type joint-stock companies and the mortgage securities. The mentioned securities may be used to place and/or invest temporarily free monetary resources of the Fund of Obligatory Insurance of Deposits.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 546 of October 13, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Estimation of the Amount of Specific Subsidy of a Foreign State (Union of Foreign States) and on Invalidation of Some of the Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation Regulating the Issues of Application of Special Protective, Anti-Dumping and Compensation Measures for the Import of Commodities

Specifies the procedure of estimation of the amount of specific subsidy of a foreign state (union of foreign states) to determine the amount of the compensation duty introduced for the purpose of neutralisation of the impact of the subsidised import of commodities.

Invalidates the Decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation Nos. 183, 184 of February 16, 1999 specifying the particulars of determination of the significant damage to the branch of the Russian economy because of the dumping import, as well as when the commodities imported to the Russian Federation are subsidised by foreign states (union thereof). These documents are invalidated 12 months after the day of entry into force of the Federal Law on the special protective, anti-dumping and compensation measures for the import of commodities.

The Decision is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 539 of October 12, 2004 on the Procedure of Registration of Radio Electric and High-Frequency Devices

Specifies the rules of registration of radio electronic and high-frequency devices of civil destination used on the territory of the Russian Federation and the territories under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation, keeping records of the radio electronic and high-frequency devices, issue of the certificate of registration to the holder of the radio electronic and high-frequency devices. Lists radio electronic and high-frequency devices subject to registration.

The earlier issued permissions for the operation of radio electronic and high-frequency devices, for the use of radio frequencies or radio-frequency channels for ship radio stations (licenses of ship radio stations) are valid until expiry.

The rules do not apply to the registration of radio electronic and high-frequency devices of the state bodies and organisations used for the needs of state management, including the president's and the governmental communication, for the needs of the country's defence, state security and public order, the frequencies (radio-frequency channels) being assigned by the Ministry of Defence of Russia and the Federal Guard Service.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1316 of October 13, 2004 "Issues of the Federal Bailiff Service"

The Federal Bailiff Service is a federal body of executive power providing for the proper functioning of the courts, execution of judicial acts and the acts of other bodies. The Federal Bailiff Service of Russia is subordinate to the Ministry of Justice of Russia.

The Decree is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1315 of October 13, 2004 "Issues of the Federal Registration Service"

The Federal Registration Service is a federal body of executive power in charge of the registration of the rights for immovable property and transactions with it, registration of public associations and political parties, as well as judicial functions and control and enforcement in the sphere of advocacy and the notary activities. The Federal Service of Registration is subordinate to the Ministry of Justice of Russia. The sphere of reference of the Federal Registration Service includes in particular: issue of licenses for the right of the notary activities, control and enforcement of observation of legislation of the Russian Federation by lawyers, lawyer associations and boards of lawyers, providing information to natural persons and legal entities on the registered organisations and rights, posting of apostil on official documents to be brought out abroad and other.

The Decree is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1314 of October 13, 2004 "Issues of the Federal Service of Execution of Punishments"

The Federal Service of Execution of Punishments is a federal body of executive power in charge of the judicial functions, control and enforcement of execution of criminal punishments of the convicts, detention of suspects and the accused, their guarding and escorting, as well as control of the conduct of the convicts on probation and anticipating the term. The Federal Service of Execution of Punishments of Russia is subordinate to the Ministry of Justice of Russia.

The Decree is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1313 of October 13, 2004 "Issues of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation"

The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation is a federal body of executive power in charge of the working out and implementation of the state policy and normative-and-legal regulation in the specified sphere of activities, as well as the sphere of execution of criminal punishments, advocacy and notary activities, providing for the proper work of the courts and execution of judicial acts and acts of other bodies, registration of the rights for immovable property and transactions with it, registration of public associations, religions organisations and political parities. The Ministry of Justice of Russia is supervised by the President of the Russian Federation. The Ministry of Justice of Russia shall coordinate and control the work of subordinate to it Federal Service of Execution of Punishments of Russia, Federal Registration Service of Russia and the Federal Bailiff Service of Russia.

The Decree is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 562 of October 15, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Typical Rules of Trust Control of the Mortgage Coverage

The rules define the terms of the contract of trust control of the mortgage coverage. Under the contract, the founder of the trust control of the mortgage coverage shall hand over to the manager mortgage-secured demand of return of the main amount of the debt and of the payment of interest under the credit contracts and the loan contracts in trust control under the condition of uniting of this property with the property of other founders for a certain period of time, with the manager being obliged to manage the property in the interests of the founder. Inclusion in the contract of trust control of the mortgage coverage is implemented through the purchase of the mortgage certificates of participation issued by the manager of the mortgage coverage.

The period of validity of the contract may not be less than one year and greater than 40 years.

The Decision provides the description of the risks associated with the trust control of the mortgage coverage, defines the rights and duties of the manager, rights of holders of the mortgage certificates of participation, procedure of arranging of the general meeting of such holders, as well as the procedure and time limits for paying out the monetary resources at the expense of the payments under obligations where the claims comprise the mortgage coverage.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 564 of October 18, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Rates of the Export Customs Duties for Commodities of Oil Exported from the Territory of the Russian Federation outside the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements

Increases the rates of the export customs duties for oil products from USD 45.4 to USD 57 per ton. The new rates shall apply, in particular, to the light and medium distillates, gas oils, liquid fuels, benzene, toluene, xylene, propane, butanes, ethylene, propylene, butylene, butadiene, other liquefied gases, as well as the oil coke, oil asphalt and other residues of oil processing.

The Decision is entered into force one month after the day of its official publication.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 04-674-1/pz-n of October 11, 2004 on the Organisation of the Carried out in 2004 Contest of Selection of the Management Companies to Conclude with the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation the Contract of Trust Control of the Resources of Accumulated Pensions

Endorses the forms of the following documents: notification of the arranged contest to choose the management companies and the application for participation in the contest. Provides the contest documentation provided to the management companies wishing to take part in the contest arranged in 2004. The contract of trust control of the resources of accumulated pensions is concluded for five years permitting to prolong it for 15 years under the condition of compliance of the management company with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation upon expiry of the first five years of the contract of trust control. Also provides the Regulation on the Contest Commission arranging the contest for the choice of the management companies to conclude with the Pension Fund of Russia the contract of trust control of the resources of accumulated pensions.

The Order is entered into force from October 20, 2004.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 19, 2004. Reg. No. 6071.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 04-445/pz-n of September 2, 2004 on the Territorial Bodies of the Federal Service for Financial Markets

Endorses the Regulation on the territorial body of the Federal Service for Financial Markets. The territorial body is a regional division of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia operating on the territory of several subjects of the Russian Federation. The territorial body shall provide for the implementation on the appropriate territories of the functions of control and enforcement in sphere of financial markets (except for the insurance, banking and audit activities) vested in the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia, as well as of protection of the rights of stock-holders and investors. The territorial body of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia, in particular, may prohibit or restrict for up to six months individual operations at the securities market carried out by a professional participant.

The Order also renames the regional divisions of the abandoned Federal Commission for Securities Market into the territorial bodies of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 19, 2004. Reg. No. 6070.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 04-442/pz-n of September 1, 2004 on the Submission to the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Electric Documents with Electronic Digital Signature

Specifies the new procedure of submission of electronic documents with electronic digital signature to the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia containing reports of professional participants of the securities market, including the specialised depositaries of investment funds, shared investment funds and non-state pension funds and other information.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 19, 2004. Reg. No. 6069.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1508-U of October 13, 2004 on the Invalidation of the Normative Acts of the Bank of Russia

Invalidates individual normative acts of the Bank of Russia regulating the procedure of granting to credit organisations of the lombard credits of the Bank of Russia secured with securities pledge (blocking).

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

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1507-U of October 13, 2004

Introduces from November 1, 2004 for the clearing non-bank credit organisations depositing obligatory reserves the equalisation factor to estimate the average value of obligatory reserves in the amount of 1.0. The mentioned non-bank credit organisations may calculate independently the average value of obligatory reserves for each subsequent equalisation period while applying the equalisation factor not greater than 1.0.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 567 of October 19, 2004 on the Coordination of Activities of the Bodies of Executive Power in the Sphere of Highway Traffic

Coordination of activities of the federal bodies of executive power and the bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation in the sphere of traffic safety is vested in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. 09-0-10/4058@ of October 13, 2004

Refusal of the state registration because of the failure to present the document of payment of the state duty, if the payer indicated in the payment document is other than the applicant, is illegal.

Leaving the request for the information of the Uniform State Register of Legal Entities unprocessed if the payer indicated in the payment document is other than the one requesting information is also illegal.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. 04-5-05/153@ of October 12, 2004 on the Taxation of Incomes of Natural Persons

Getting educational services by natural persons below the market prices may be regarded as incomes in kind. The taxable base must be calculated as the difference between the price determined according to the procedure similar to the one envisaged in Article 40 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and the actually paid price.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. 33-0-09/653 of October 11, 2004 on the Use of Cash Registers

Cash registers must be used when selling specialised literature for cash through the editorial board.

Order of the Federal Service of Tariff Rates No. 71-t/1 of September 14, 2004 on the Amendments to the Price List No. 10-01 "Tariff Rates for Cargo Transportation and Infrastructure Services Provided by the Russian Railways"

Changes the procedure of rounding off of the amounts of payment for the cargo transportation in cars and containers, for the travel of empty cars and containers and other payments calculated according to the tariff charts of the Tariff Guide.

Defines the procedure of adjustment of the basic rate of the tariff chart in the presence of adjustment coefficients introduced beginning with a certain distance of travel.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 20, 2004. Reg. No. 6075.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 92 of August 29, 2004 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Public Health of Russia No. 80 of March 4, 2003

Amends the industry-sector standard "The Rules of Sale of Medicines in Apothecary Organisations. Main Provisions". Specifies that the composition, area of the rooms and equipment of the apothecary organisation are defined in the actual sanitary-and-hygienic, construction and other norms and rules. Earlier, the mentioned parameters were defined according to the appendix to the industry standard (invalidated) and must have been correspondent to the volume and nature of carried out pharmacy activities, types of activities pertaining to circulation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and actual normatives providing for the quality and security of medicines.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 20, 2004. Reg. No. 6074.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 281 of October 19, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Accreditation by the Federal Agency of Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property of Organisations of Technical Inventory Taking of the Objects of City-Planning Activities

Defines the rules of accreditation of organisations of technical inventory taking of the objects of city-planning activities. The accreditation is arranged to confirm the availability of the necessary material and technical supplies in the mentioned organisations, as well as to ensure the guarantee of their responsibility to the interested persons.

Lists the requirements to the organisations, as well as the documents attached to the application for the accreditation sent to the territorial body of the Federal Agency of Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property in the subject of the Russian Federation at the place of location of the organisation.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 19, 2004. Reg. No. 6073.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1320 of October 18, 2004 on the Abolishment of the Inspection of Non-State Pension Funds of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Russian Federation

Abolishes the Inspection of Non-State Pension Funds of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Russian Federation. Invalidates the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1077 of September 16, 1992 on non-state pension funds.

The Decree is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. SAE-3-19/2@ of October 18, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Delimitation of Authority of the Authorised Body in Charge of Representation of the Interests of the Russian Federation As a Creditor in Cases of Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Proceedings among the Central Office of the Federal Tax Service and the Territorial Bodies of the Federal Tax Service of Russia

For a complete representation of the interests of the state in cases of bankruptcy and bankruptcy proceedings divides the organisations into three groups.

The first group includes the following enterprises and organisations: strategic ones, those with the balance cost of assets greater than Rbl 1 billion, with the debts in obligatory payments and monetary obligations to the Russian Federation of at least Rbl 500 million, unitary enterprises with the property owned by the Russian Federation.

The second group includes: local economy mainstays, those with the balance cost of assets greater than Rbl 100 million, with the debts in obligatory payments and monetary obligations to the Russian Federation of Rbl 50 million to Rbl 500 million, unitary enterprises with the property owned by the subject of the Russian Federation or municipal formation.

The third group includes all other enterprises and organisations.

Control of the higher tax bodies may be imposed for organisations where there are appeals of the bodies of the federal and regional legislative and executive power, bodies of local government, law enforcement bodies, heads of public organisations, major creditors of the organisation, as well as the persons participating in the arbitration process in the case of bankruptcy, as well as other organisations at the decision of the higher tax body.

The mentioned organisations are included in the first group until withdrawal from the control of the Federal Tax Service of Russia. If the organisation is controlled by the Department of the Federal Tax Service of Russia in the subject of the Russian Federation, it is included in the second group.

The higher tax body may implement directly the actions in the sphere of reference of the subordinate tax body while informing of it the subordinate tax body.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation No. 33-0-13/651 of October 8, 2004 on the Cash Registers Used in Taxis

Explains that there are not reasons to exempt from the use of cash registers organisations and independent entrepreneurs engaged in passenger transportation on the highway transport (taxi) having switched over to the uniform imputed income tax.

Federal Law No. 125-FZ of October 22, 2004 on the Archive Activities in the Russian Federation

Regulates relations in the sphere of organisation of storage, compiling, registration and use of the documents of the Archive Fund of the Russian Federation and other archive documents regardless of their forms of ownership, as well as relations in the sphere of management of archive activities in the Russian Federation in the interests of citizens, society and the state.

Significantly expands the set of notions, envisages delimitation of authority of the Russian Federation, its subjects, municipal formations in the archive sphere, defines the sources of compiling of the state and municipal archives, reflects the particulars of the civil circulation of the documents of the Archive Fund of the Russian Federation available in private property, defines the duties of the bodies of state power, bodies of local government, legal entities in the compilation of the state and municipal archives and other provisions.

Exclusive sphere of reference of the Russian Federation includes, in particular, the working out and carrying out of the state policy in the archive sphere, introduction of the uniform rules of organisation of storage, compiling, registration and use of the documents of the Archive Fund of the Russian Federation and control over their execution.

The Federal Law is entered into force from the day of its official publication except for the provisions where other time limits and procedure of entry into force are envisaged.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 574 of October 23, 2004 on the Prolongation of the Period of Validity of the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 781 of December 24, 2003

The period of validity of the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 781 of December 24, 2003 on the non-application of rate of the import customs duty for electric power is extended for 9 months.

The Decision is entered into force from October 27, 2004.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1344-r of October 21, 2004

Endorses the new list of the vital and most important medicines.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1343-r of October 21, 2004

Endorses the guaranteed federal list of rehabilitation measures, technical means of rehabilitation and services provided to the invalid free of charge at the expense of the resources of the federal budget.

The Order is entered into force from January 1, 2005.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 89n of October 5, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Organisation of Work to Conclude with the Holders of the Short-Term State Bonds and the Bonds of the Federal Loans with the Period of Redemption until December 31, 1999 Having Failed to Novate These Bonds the Contracts of Settlement and Redemption of the Mentioned Bonds

The settlement contracts with the holders as of August 17, 1998 of the state short-term couponless bonds and the bonds of the federal loans with a permanent and variable coupon income and redemption period until December 31, 1999 having failed to novate these bonds are concluded by the Ministry of Finance of Russia until December 22, 2004 inclusive.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 21, 2004. Reg. No. 6078.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 86n of September 21, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Terms of Issue and Circulation of the Bonds of the State Non-Marketable Loans

Defines the procedure of placing, servicing and redemption of the bonds of the state non-marketable loans in compliance with the general terms of issue and circulation of the bonds of the state non-marketable loans. The bonds are personal state securities and provide to their holders the right of getting at their redemption of the nominal cost of the bonds, as well as the income in the form of accrued interest. The interest rate of the coupon income may be fixed, variable or permanent.

The bonds are issued in the documentary form. The issue of the bonds is drawn up as a global certificate. The income for the bonds is paid out at least once a year.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 21, 2004. Reg. No. 6077.

Letter of the Ministry of the Industry and Power Supplies of the Russian Federation No. IM-1312 of October 22, 2004 on the Prices for the Design and Survey Works in Construction and for the IV Quarter of 2004

In the IV quarter of 2004, the average level of basic prices for design works in construction is fixed in the amount of: 1.68 to the level of prices as of January 1, 2001, 12.97 to the level of prices as of January 1, 1995

The inflation index of survey works is fixed in the amount of: 1.71 to the level of prices as of January 1, 2001, 19.46 to the basic prices as of January 1, 1991.

Federal Law No. 126-FZ of October 25, 2004 on the Amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation

The amendments enhance administrative responsibility for the violations in the sphere of migration relations. Introduces a higher administrative fine for the violation of the rules of stay (residence) in the Russian Federation of foreign citizens or stateless persons, rules of attracting and use of foreign workforce in the Russian Federation.

Thus, violation by a foreign citizen or stateless person of the regime of stay in the Russian Federation expressed in the violation of available rules of entry in the Russian Federation or absence of the documents confirming the right of stay (residence) in the Russian Federation implies an administrative fine in the amount of 10 to 15 minimum amounts of labour remuneration followed by a deportation from the Russian Federation or without it.

The Law introduces responsibility of the foreign citizens living permanently in the Russian Federation for the violation of the rules of stay of foreign citizens or stateless persons. Increases the maximum amount of the administrative fine for the similar violations from 10 to 15 minimum amounts of labour remuneration. The failure on the part of the inviting party to take measures to provide for the timely registration of the mentioned citizens according to established procedure and their exit from the Russian Federation may inflict a fine in the amount of 5 to 20 minimum amounts of labour remuneration (earlier, from 1 to 3 minimum amounts of labour remuneration).

The Law introduces responsibility for the work of foreign workers in the Russian Federation without the work permission - administrative fine in the amount of 10 to 25 minimum amounts of labour remuneration followed by a deportation from the Russian Federation or without it. Besides, a higher administrative fine may be imposed on the party ordering the works (services) if there violations of the rules of attracting and use of foreign workforce in the Russian Federation.

The Federal Law is entered into force 30 days after the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 579 of October 25, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Composition and Procedure of Preparation of the Documents on the Transfer of the Lands of the Forestry Fund into the Lands of Other Categories

Defines an exhaustive list of the documents on the transfer of the lands of the forestry fund into the lands of other categories and procedure of their preparation.

The Decision is entered into force from November 1, 2004.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 578 of October 25, 2004 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 245 of April 17, 2002

Changes the procedure of submission of information to the Committee for Financial Monitoring of Russia by organisations carrying out operations with monetary resources and other property. The changes are stipulated by the reformation of the Committee for Financial Monitoring of Russia into the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring. The list of organisations submitting information to the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring includes the ones rendering mediation services in the sale-and-purchase deals with immovable property.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 576 of October 25, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Index of Growth of the Average Monthly Earnings in the Russian Federation for 2003 and the Index of Growth of Incomes of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation Per Pensioner Allocated to Pay out the Insured Part of the Labour Pensions for 2003

The index of growth of the average earnings in the Russian Federation for the year 2003 is fixed in the amount of 1.261. The index of growth of incomes of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation per pensioner allocated to pay out the insured part of the labour pensions for the year 2003 is fixed in the amount of 1.177.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 573 of October 21, 2004 on the Procedure and Terms of Financing of the Bankruptcy Proceedings of Absent Debtors

Defines the procedure and terms of financing of the bankruptcy proceedings of the absent debtor arranged to the application of the federal body of executive power, body of executive power of the subject of the Russian Federation and body of local government, as well as the amount of reward of the bankruptcy commissioner in charge of the bankruptcy proceedings of the absent debtor arranged to the application of the authorised body.

The lumpsum reward of the bankruptcy commissioner for the bankruptcy proceedings of the absent debtor amounts to Rbl 10,000.

Order of the State Courier Service of the Russian Federation No. 283 of September 22, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Procedure of Assigning of the Qualification Grade (Class, Category) to Some of the Employees of the Federal Courier Service

The State Courier Service of Russia and its territorial bodies create qualification commissions to assign the qualification grade (classe, category) to employees, workers and the courier drivers. The Order defines the main tasks of the qualification commissions, lists the requirements to the employees wishing to improve qualification rating, specifies the procedure of passing of the qualification examination.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 25, 2004. Reg. No. 6068.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 502/282/90n of October 20, 2004 on the Organisation of Auctions of Sale of the Shares in the Total Volume of Quotas for the Catching (Extraction ) of Water Biological Resources

Defines the terms of auctions of sale of shares in the total volume of quotas for the catching (extraction) of water biological resources newly permitted for industrial use, as well as for the catching (extraction) of water biological resources in the newly mastered regions. The organiser of the auctions is the Federal Fishery Agency. The auctions may be open- and closed-type as to the composition of participants. The participants may include Russian independent entrepreneurs and legal entities possessing proprietary rights for the vessels entitled to catch water biological resources without overdue debts in the payment of taxes and fees to the budgets of the budget system of the Russian Federation.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 22, 2004. Reg. No. 6083.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 143 of September 30, 2004 on the Body in Charge of the Keeping of the Federal Register of Persons Entitled for the State Social Aid

The body in charge of the keeping of the Federal Register of Persons Entitled for the State Social Aid shall be the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and its territorial bodies.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 22, 2004. Reg. No. 6082.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1506-U of October 13, 2004 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 255-P of March 29, 2004 on Obligatory Reserves of Credit Organisations

The amendments refine the composition of reserved obligations, procedure of regulation of the amount of obligatory reserves and calculation of the amount of obligatory reserves due for depositing in the Bank of Russia.

Invalidates Appendix 4 "Description of Balance Accounts 52005, 52006 for the Year ___ ".

The Direction is entered into force from November 1, 2004.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 22, 2004. Reg. No. 6081.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 31 of July 16, 2004 on the Improvement of Labour Remuneration of the Persons Occupying Individual State Positions in the Federal State Service

Introduces monetary subsistence for the servants of the central office of the Ministry of Public Health of Russia consisting of the salary of the occupied position, supplement for the special conditions of the state service, supplement for the qualification grade to the salary for the position, supplement for the length of service to the salary for the position, bonuses for the results of work.

Provides the amounts of salaries for the occupied position and the monthly supplement for the special conditions of the state service, for the qualification grade and the length of service, as well as the amounts of the monthly monetary award.

The Order is entered into force from April 1, 2004.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 21, 2004. Reg. No. 6080.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 77n of September 9, 2004 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Processing of Waste and Scrap of Precious Metals of the State Fund of Russia

Defines the terms of processing of waste and scrap of precious metals of the State Fund of Russia to obtain refined precious metals, as well as determine permissible norms of technological losses and processing waste.

Selection of the values of the State Fund of Russia not rated as unique and not possessing historical and cultural significance to qualify them as scrap for further processing is vested in the expert commission of the Ministry of Finance of Russia.

The processing of the values of the State Fund of Russia is arranged on the contest basis by organisations entitled to refine precious metals.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 21, 2004. Reg. No. 6079.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. SAE-3-03/5@ of October 21, 2004 on the Abolishment of the Notion and the List of Traditional Exporters

To streamline the procedure of control measures for the taxpayers selling commodities (works, services) subject to the 0% VAT, abolishes the notion and the list of "traditional exporters".

Letter of the Federal Agency for Construction and the Housing and Communal Sector No. VA-5079/06 of October 15, 2004 on the Procedure of Application of the Normative Estimate Base of 2001 When Drawing up the Estimate Documentation and Calculations for the Fulfilled Construction and Installation Works

In the determination of the estimated cost of installation of equipment, permits to apply the costs of installation works included in the earlier available normative estimate bases of 1984 and 1991 because of the incomplete nomenclature included in the GESNm-2001 and FERm-2001 guides.

Recalculation of the costs of installation of equipment included in the guides of 1991 should be made using the level of prices taken into account in the normative estimate base of 2001 while applying recalculation indices.

When applying equipment installation costs at the level of prices of 1984, recalculation into the level of prices of 1991 should be made according to the Methodology Directions for the Recalculation of the Local, Object-Specific Estimates and Contractual Prices for the Objects of Industrial Construction (Letter of the USSR State Construction Committee No. 12-D of July 3, 1990).

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1362 of October 26, 2004 on the Central Body of the Russian Federation in Charge of the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime Pertaining to Mutual Legal Aid

The Ministry of Justice of Russia is the central body of the Russian Federation in charge of the implementation of the provisions of the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime of November 15, 2000 pertaining to mutual legal aid. The Decree is entered into force from the day of it singing.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 585 of October 27, 2004 on the Federal Body of Executive Power Authorised to Endorse the Regulation on the Interagency Expert Council in Charge of the Investigation of the Reasons of Diseases, Disability and Death of Citizens Having Been Exposed to Radiation Factors

The federal body of executive power authorised to endorse the Regulation on the interagency expert council in charge of the investigation of the causal connection of diseases, disability and death of citizens having been exposed to radiation factors is the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of Russia.

The Decision is entered into force from January 1, 2005.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 98 of October 1, 2004 on the Officials of the Customs Bodies of the Russian Federation Authorised to Draw up the Protocols of Administrative Violations and Impose Administrative Arrest

Lists the categories of officials of the customs bodies of the Russian Federation authorised to draw up the protocols of administrative violations envisaged in the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation and impose administrative arrest. The mentioned persons may draw up the protocols in the customs sphere, as well as of illegal use of the trade-mark, failure to present information necessary for the customs control, violation of the procedure of opening of the taxpayer account, failure on the part of the bank to execute of the decision to suspend operations on the account, violation of the currency legislation and in other cases.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 27, 2004. Reg. No. 6091.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 17 of August 28, 2004 on the Additional Measures to Provide Air Vessels of the Civil Aviation with COSPAS-SARSAT Automatic Emergency Radio Beacons

From January 1, 2005 prohibits operation of air vessels (except for the super light ones) not outfitted with KOSPAS-SARSAT automatic emergency radio beacons, emergency radio beacons not registered in the database of the COSPAS-SARSAT International Coordination Computer Centre.

Organisations operating the mentioned air vessels are ordered to outfit before this date the used air vessels with at least two COSPAS-SARSAT emergency radio beacons (ELT) working simultaneously at the 121.5 MHz and 406 MHz frequencies, with one of them being automatic.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 27, 2004. Reg. No. 6087.

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