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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 16.09.2005

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 566 of September 14, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Rate of the Import Customs Duty for Bags and Parcels of Paper

The rate of the import customs duty for bags and parcels of paper (codes according to the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of the Russian Federation 4819 30 000 1, 4819 30 000 2 and 4819 40 000 0) earlier introduced for 9 months by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 632 of November 15, 2004 in the amount of 12.5%, however, not less than EUR 135 per ton, is preserved on the unlimited basis.

The Decision is entered into force from September 18, 2005.

Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation No. 240 of August 31, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Use of the Parts of the Forestry Fund for Recreational, Cultural, Tourist and Sports Purposes

Parts of the forestry fund are provided to users for recreational, cultural, tourist and sports purposes for short-term use for up to one year, and on lease terms for the term from one year to ninety nine years.

The parts of the forestry fund are granted through forestry auctions or on the basis of the decision of the Federal Forestry Agency or the body of executive power of the subject of the Russian Federation, and on lease terms - only through forestry contests.

Direct use of forests for the mentioned purposes is permitted on the basis of the permit after signing of the act of transfer by the parties of the lease contract.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 14, 2005. Reg. No. 7007.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 133 of July 28, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Typical Rules of Fishing

The rules shall regulate activities of users engaged in the catching of water biological resources of the Russian Federation. The rules shall specify the duties of users catching water biological resources, the list of the documents necessary for users to engage in fishing, requirements to users catching water biological resources, means and methods of catching of water biological resources, permitted volumes of by-catch, as well as the minimum size of the mesh, the size and outfit of the fishing equipment.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 14, 2005. Reg. No. 7002.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 101n of August 9, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Regulations on the Territorial Bodies of the Federal Tax Service

Endorses five regulations defining the authority of inspections of the Federal Tax Service in the region, city region, city without a regional division and the interregional level, interregional inspection of the Federal Tax Service for major taxpayers, interregional inspection of the Federal Tax Service for centralised data processing, interregional inspection of the Federal Tax Service for the federal district and the departments of the Federal Tax Service for the subject of the Russian Federation.

Thus, the inspection is a territorial body in charge of control and enforcement of observation of the legislation on taxes and fees, correctness of calculation, full and timely transfer of taxes and fees and other obligatory payments to the budget, as well as production and circulation of ethyl alcohol, alcohol-containing and tobacco items and of observation of the currency legislation. The inspection shall provide for the state registration of legal entities, natural persons as independent entrepreneurs, peasant (farmers') enterprises, represent the claims rights for obligatory payments and the claims of the Russian Federation in monetary obligations in bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy proceedings.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 14, 2005. Reg. No. 7001.

Order of the Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Control over Circulation of Narcotics No. 232 of July 19, 2005 on the Organisation of Work to Issue Statements of Compliance with Specified Requirements of the Objects and Rooms Used for Activities Pertaining to Circulation of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

Specifies the procedure of obtaining, storage and registration of blank statements, as well as the drawing up and issue of statements of compliance with specified requirements of the objects and rooms used for activities pertaining to circulation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

The statements issued according to the earlier available procedure shall preserve their force until expiry.

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

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 14, 2005. Reg. No. 7000.

Order of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation No. 635 of August 18, 2005 on the Endorsement of the List of Personal Items Handed over to Draft Servicemen When Dismissed into the Reserve

When dismissed into the reserve, the draft soldiers, sergeants and sergeant-majors of the Ministry of Emergency Situations shall get their fur cap, hot-season peakless cap, hot-season and cold-season costumes, singlet or undershirt, underpants, towel, two pairs of socks, boots, gloves and two belts.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 13, 2005. Reg. No. 6999.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 186 of August 10, 2005 on the Requirements to the Description of Individual Categories of Commodities in Column 31 of the Cargo Customs Declaration

Lists the commodities subject to special requirements of their description. Provided description must be entered on the obligatory basis in Column 31 of the Cargo Custom Declaration "Cargo Items and Description of Commodities".

Also lists the commodities whose description must be provided on the obligatory basis in the mentioned column when declaring the customs regime of export or customs regime of processing outside the customs territory.

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 September 13, 2005. Reg. No. 6996.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 97 of August 23, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Granting Subsidies in 2005 to Transport Organisations Buying Automotive Equipment to Replenish the Military Type Fleets

Defines the procedure and terms of granting subsidies in 2005 to transport organisations of any organisational, legal and proprietary forms buying automotive equipment to replenish the military type fleets available with them.

The subsidies are granted for each unit of the new home-made automotive equipment in the amount of Rbl 70,000 for small buses, 7.5 m in length inclusive, and Rbl 150,000 for medium-size and long buses, up to 12 m in length inclusive, as well for trucks up to 8 t capacity. The recipients of the subsidies must not have overdue debts in payments to the federal budget and the state extra-budgetary funds.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 13, 2005. Reg. No. 6994.

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