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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 20.09.2006

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 567 of September 16, 2006 on the Equalisation of the Customs Payments Paid out by Legal Entities and Natural Persons at the Import to the Customs Territory of the Russian Federation of Individual Transport Vehicles



To equalize customs payments paid out by legal entities and natural persons at import of individual transport vehicles, specifies that for the import by natural persons of transport vehicles classified under headings 8704, 8705, 8709 of the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia (trucks, special-purpose vehicles, warehouse automotive equipment), the rates of customs duties and taxes apply according to the common procedure and the terms of tariff regulation and taxation envisaged for participants of foreign trade activities.

Appropriate amendments are introduced in the Regulation on the application of the uniform rates of customs duties, taxes for commodities moved across the customs border of the Russian Federation by natural persons for personal use (Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 718 of November 29, 2003) stating that the registration and customs control for the mentioned transport vehicles is vested in the customs bodies according to the common procedure and the terms envisaged for participants of foreign trade activities.

The Decision is entered into force from January 1, 2007.

Decision of the Management Board of the Pension Fund of Russia No. 197p of August 2, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Registration in the Territorial Bodies of the Pension Fund of Russia of Insurants Paying out Insurance Contributions to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in the Form of Fixed Payments



Introduces a new procedure of registration in the territorial bodies of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation of insurants paying out insurance contributions to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in the form of fixed payments.

The procedure defines the rules of registration of insurants being independent entrepreneurs (including the heads of peasant (farmers’) enterprises and private detectors), private notaries, lawyers, tribal, family communities of small native peoples of the North paying out insurance contributions in the form of fixed payment for the members of the community, as well as by the persons of the same status as insurants.

The new procedure specifies the structure of the registration number of the insurant consisting of the code of the subject of the Russian Federation, code of the region (city) and the ordinal number of the record of the natural person in the division of the Pension Fund of Russia.

In contrast to the previous procedure, the new one regulates in detail the procedure of registration of independent entrepreneurs, defines the list of information on independent entrepreneurs submitted to the division of the Pension Fund of Russia by the bodies in charge of registration. For private detectors, the same registration procedure applies as the one for independent entrepreneurs.

The Decision specifies the list of information submitted by the bodies in charge of registration in the course of registration in the division of the Pension Fund of Russia of tribal, family communities of small native peoples of the North enjoying the rights of a legal entity.

After the registration in the Pension Fund of Russia, the insurant will get appropriate notification instead of the note of registration (the form of the notification provided in the appendix).

The Decision also endorses new forms of applications for the registration as insurants.

The previous procedure of registration in the territorial bodies of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation of insurants paying out insurance contributions to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in the form of fixed payments endorsed by the Decision of the Management Board of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation No. 98p of July 22, 2004 is invalidated.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 14, 2006. Reg. No. 8257.

Order of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation No. 280 of July 24, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Instruction on the Terms and Procedure of Admission to the Military Institutions of Higher Professional Education of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation



The Instruction defines the terms and procedure of admission of citizens of the Russian Federation in the military institutions of higher professional education of the Ministry of Defence of Russia for study as student officers and cadets.

The candidates for admission to the military educational institutions as student officers may be officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation the requirements for whom are specified depending on the type of the educational program and the form of study. Student officers of the military medical institutions and the Military Veterinary Institution may be students upon termination of four years of study in the state institutions of higher professional education in appropriate specialities not older than 27 years of age.

The candidates for admission in the military educational institutions as cadets may be citizens of the Russian Federation possessing a state document of the (full) secondary education, secondary professional education or a diploma of the primary professional education if it has a record in it that the citizen got a (full) general secondary education out of: citizens aged 16 to 22 years that did not enlist in the military service; citizens after military service and draft servicemen – until 24 years of age; contract servicemen (except for officers) – until 24 years of age.

The Order regulates the procedure of preliminary and professional selection of candidates, including their time limits.

Professional selection in vested in the admission commission of the military educational institutions to be carried out among candidates having passed the preliminary selection.

Fitness for admission to the higher educational institutions on medical grounds is a common requirement for all candidates.

The number of student officers and cadets for admission in each speciality is determined by the manning estimates for the higher educational institutions.

The Order endorses the Instruction on the drawing up of contest lists of candidates for admission in the military educational institutions of the Ministry of Defence of Russia as student officers and cadets. Decisions to admit in the educational institution are taken as a result of examination of the mentioned lists.

The Order also endorses: the Instruction on the determination of the general educational level of candidates, Instruction on the organisation of work of the Appellate Commission, procedure to carry out interviews with candidates.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 14, 2006. Reg. No. 8265.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 842 of September 5, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Obligation to Submit the Customs Declaration and Necessary Documents and Information



Endorses the form of the obligation to submit the customs declaration and necessary documents and information used in the customs registration according to the simplified procedure and priority order of commodities necessary for elimination of consequences of natural disasters, accidents and catastrophes, as well as of perishable commodities, live animals, radio active materials, international postal dispatches and express cargo, reports and other materials for mass media and other similar commodities. The endorsed form is applied when releasing the mentioned commodities before submission of the customs declaration.

The Order invalidates the Order of the State Customs Committee of Russia No. 932 of August 26, 2003 on the endorsement of the form of the obligation to submit the customs declaration and necessary documents and information.

The Order is entered into force 10 days after the day of its official publication.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 15, 2006. Reg. No. 8282.

Order of the Management Board of the Pension Fund of Russia No. 147r of August 1, 2006 on the Organisation of Interaction of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and Its Territorial Bodies with Transportation Organisations for the Implementation of the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 176 of April 1, 2005



In pursuance of the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 176 of April 1, 2005, compensation of expenses to pay for the cost of travel to non-working pensioners getting labour old-age and disability pensions and living in the regions of the Far North and localities of similar status may have the form of travel documents granted to provide pensioner travel to the place of leisure and back.

The Order endorses the procedure defining organisation of work of the Pension Fund of Russia and its territorial bodies to provide the mentioned compensation in the form of the granted travel documents.

To provide the compensation, the Pension Fund of Russia and its territorial bodies shall conclude contracts with transportation organisations to render pensioner transportation services. The organisations shall provide travel documents to pensioners on the basis of special tokens issued by the territorial bodies of the Pension Fund of Russia.

The issue of special tokens to the territorial body of the Pension Fund of Russia is arranged on the basis of the summary request of the demand for special tokens drawn up by the Department of Social Payments taking into account the demand requested by the divisions of the Pension Fund of Russia.

To endorse the limits of expenses, the Department of Financial Support of the system of the Pension Fund of Russia prepares a draft order of the Management Board of the Pension Fund of Russia on the financial compensation of expenses.

Pensioners get filled out tokens for the travel documents, with the slips of the tokens remaining in the territorial bodies of the Pension Fund of Russia.

Territorial bodies of the Pension Fund of Russia subordinate to the division of the Pension Fund of Russia shall build registers of slips of handed out special tokens.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 15, 2006. Reg. No. 8295.

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