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Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 797 of July 3, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Simplified Procedure of Customs Registration of Individual Types of Commodities Placed under the Customs Regime of Free Customs Zone Applied in the Kaliningrad Province When They Are Moved across the Customs Border of the Russian Federation

The endorsed simplified procedure of customs registration applies to trucks, tractors, trailers, semi-trailers, buses, sea and air vessels, railway rolling stock having the status of foreign goods for the customs purposes that have been imported to the territory of the Kaliningrad Province and placed under the customs regime of free customs zone applied in the Kaliningrad Province.
      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 July 26, 2007. Reg. No. 9905.

Order of the Federal Agency for Construction and the Housing and Communal Complex No. 188 of July 2, 2007 on the Requirements to the Composition, Content and Procedure of Drawing up of the Statement of the State Expert Evaluation of Design Documentation and Results of Engineering Surveys

From January 1, 2007, introduces a joint state expert evaluation of design documentation of objects of capital construction and results of engineering surveys carried out to prepare such documentation and having replaced the sanitary and epidemiological, state ecological, state cultural and historical expert evaluation, expert evaluation of the working conditions, state expert evaluation in the sphere of protection of population and territories against emergency situations and the expert evaluation of industrial safety.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on July 16, 2007. Reg. No. 9853.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 129-e/2 of June 15, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Methodology Directions on the Regulation of Retail Prices for Liquefied Gas Sold to the Population for Household Needs

Retail prices for the liquefied gas sold to the population for household needs are calculated using the specially prepared Methodology Directions, while earlier the given retail prices were endorsed by the bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on July 16, 2007. Reg. No. 9840.

Letter of the Federal Agency for Construction and the Housing and Communal Complex No. VK-2766/02 of July 23, 2007 on the Prices for Design and Survey Works in Construction for the III Quarter of 2007

Provides indices of change of the cost of design and survey works in construction recommended for application in the III quarter of 2007.

Federal Law No. 222-FZ of July 24, 2007 on the Amendment to the Federal Law on Product Supplies for the Federal State Needs and to Article 12 of the Federal Law on Arms

The Federal Law creates a legal basis for the strategic enterprises, strategic joint-stock companies and their affiliated companies operating arterial oil pipelines and being their owners, as well as the owner of the joint gas supply system (Gazprom, Transneft), to provide for the protection of products supplied under the state contract, objects intended for extraction, processing, transportation, storage of such products, as well as the other property necessary for the fulfilment of state contracts.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 487 of July 27, 2007 on the Amendments to Some of the Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

The Federal Law No. 146-FZ of July 27, 2006 on the amendments to the Federal Law on joint-stock companies envisages opportunities of simultaneous separation (isolation) of the company and a merger (incorporation) with another company.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 215 of June 28, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Agency of Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property on the Execution of the State Function of Organisation of the State Cadastral Assessment of Lands

The Administrative Regulation defines the sequence and time limits of actions (administrative procedures) of the federal agency and its territorial bodies (departments of the Federal Agency of Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property in the subjects of the Russian Federation), procedure of their interaction and interaction with the federal bodies of executive power, bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation in the course of execution of the state function.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on July 26, 2007. Reg. No. 9913.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1859-U of July 9, 2007 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 246-P of January 5, 2004 on the Procedure for the Parent Credit Organisation of the Bank/Consolidated Group to Draw up Consolidated Reports

The procedure for the parent organisation of the bank (consolidated) group to draw up consolidated reports is being brought in compliance with the new wording of the Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1376-U of January 16, 2004 on the list, forms and procedure of drawing up and submission of the forms of reports of credit organisations to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
      The Direction is entered into force from January 1, 2008.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on July 26, 2007. Reg. No. 9911.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1862-U of July 10, 2007 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 215-P of February 10, 2003 on the Method of Determination of Own Resources (Capital) of Credit Organisations

Adjusts the composition of sources of own resources included in the main capital of the credit organisation.
      The Direction is entered into force from January 1, 2008.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on July 26, 2007. Reg. No. 9910.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 07-76/pz-n of July 12, 2007 on the Amendments to the Standards of Issue of Securities and Registration of Prospectuses of Securities Endorsed by the Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia No. 07-4/pz-n of January 25, 2007

Specifies the particulars of issue and placing of securities in the cases of reorganisation of open-type joint-stock companies.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on July 26, 2007. Reg. No. 9909.

Order of the Federal Migration Service No. 145 of July 4, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Instruction on the Organisation of Work to Pay out to Participants of the State Program of Assistance of Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation of Compatriots Living Abroad and Members of Their Families of the Lumpsum Resettlement Allowance and the Monthly Allowances for the Cases of Absence of Incomes from Employment, Entrepreneurial and Other Activities

The amount of the lumpsum resettlement allowance depends on the category of accepting territory. The monthly allowance in the cases of absence of incomes is assigned to the participant and each family member till they acquire the citizenship of the Russian Federation, however, not more than for 6 months in the amount of 50% of the cost of living in the appropriate subject of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 491 of July 31, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Keeping of the Register of State or Municipal Contracts Containing Information on the Placed Orders and Comprising the State Secret

Information on the placed orders for supplies of commodities, carrying out works, rendering services for the state or municipal needs comprising the state secret must be included in a separate register of contracts.
      The Decision is entered into force from August 1, 2007.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 972-r of July 23, 2007

Endorses the concept of the federal targeted program "Development of the Electronic Component Base and Radio Electronics" for the years 2008-2015.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1857-U of August 2, 2007 on the Adjustment of Individual Acts of the Bank of Russia

To adjust normative acts of the Bank of Russia, invalidates some of the directions and regulations of the Bank of Russia on the issues of revocation of licenses for bank operations and liquidation of credit organisations.
      The Direction is entered into force 10 days after the day of its official publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.

Letter of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Well-Being No. 0100/7062-07-32 of July 12, 2007 on the Optimisation of the Practice of Application of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation in the Course of Administrative Investigation in Cases of Protection of Consumer Rights in the Sphere of Consumer Crediting

To improve the efficiency of work of the bodies of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Well-Being processing the appeals of citizens against violation of consumer rights in the sphere of consumer crediting, prepares recommendations on the issues of application of the provisions of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation in the course of administrative investigation of cases of protection of consumer rights in the sphere of consumer crediting.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-07-05/46 of July 26, 2007

Explains individual issues of application of the value added tax by the banks for the services pertaining to credits granted to bank clients.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-11-05/171 of July 25, 2007

According to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, the uniform imputed income tax may apply also in cases of rendering of transport services of cargo and passenger transportation provided by organisations and independent entrepreneurs possessing on the proprietary basis or otherwise (right of use, possession and/or disposal) not more than 20 transport vehicles intended for such services.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-06/1/522 of July 25, 2007

Provides explanations on the issue of application of the uniform imputed income tax for activities of warranty repair works for transport vehicles.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-06/2/139 of July 25, 2007

Explains the procedure of registration for the purposes of calculation of the profit tax of expenses of purchase by the organisation of the restricted, non-exclusive and non-transferable right of use of the automatic bank system for an undefined period of time.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-06/1/526 of July 25, 2007

Explains the procedure of registration for the purpose of the profit tax of expenses of the borrower organisation pertaining to the opening of the credit line to it (expenses to pay out the interest for the free (unused) balance residue).

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 235 of July 12, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Agency of Cadastre of Objects of Immovable Property on the Execution of the State Function of Keeping of the State Land Cadastre

Implementation of the state function includes cadastral division of the territory of the Russian Federation, correction of technical errors, information on the rights for the land plots and/or restrictions registered according to established procedure.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 3, 2007. Reg. No. 9950.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 07-79/pz-n of July 19, 2007 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Registration of the Rules of Trust Control of the Shared Investment Funds and on Amendments to Them Endorsed by the Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 06-154/pz-n of December 21, 2006

Adjusts the composition and content of documents submitted for the registration of the rules of trust control of the shared investment funds, as well as in cases of amendments to the mentioned rules.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 2, 2007. Reg. No. 9948.

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 62 of July 9, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Criteria to Qualify Design Documentation As Typical Design Documentation, As Well As the Modified Typical Documentation Not Affecting Design and Other Characteristics of Reliability and Safety of Objects of Capital Construction

According to the City Planning Code of the Russian Federation, the joint state expert evaluation of the design documentation of objects of capital construction and results of engineering surveys having replaced from January 1, 2007 all earlier available specialised types of expert evaluations does not apply to the design documentation having obtained already a positive statement of the state expert evaluation and applied repeatedly (the so-called typical design documentation), as well as in cases of modification of such design documentation not pertaining to the design and other characteristics of reliability and safety of objects of capital construction.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 2, 2007. Reg. No. 9943.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1867-U of July 20, 2007 on the Amendments to the Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 1260-U of March 24, 2003 on the Procedure for Credit Organisations to Bring in Compliance the Amount of the Registered Capital and the Amount of Own Resources (Capital)

The amendments are stipulated by the entry into force from January 12, 2008 of the new rules of accounting work in credit organisations located on the territory of the Russian Federation.
      The Direction is entered into force from January 1, 2008.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 1, 2007. Reg. No. 9935.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 357 of July 10, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of the State Registration of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals

The state registration applies to pesticides and agricultural chemicals where registration testing was carried out in the necessary amount and positive statements of the expert evaluation of the federal bodies of executive power were obtained as a result of the registration testing.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 2, 2007. Reg. No. 9942.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 487 of July 20, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Pubic Health and Social Development on the Execution of the State Function of Control of Activities of Rendering of the State Social Aid to Citizens in the Form of Social Services

The Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Pubic Health and Social Development specifies the procedure of execution of the state function of control of activities of rendering of the state social aid to citizens in the form of social services.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 1, 2007. Reg. No. 9941.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 488 of July 20, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Pubic Health and Social Development on the Execution of the State Function of Issue of Permissions for Application of the New Medical Technologies

The Administrative Regulation defines the time limits and sequence of actions of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Pubic Health and Social Development (administrative procedures) in the course of execution of the authority to issue of permissions for application of new medical technologies.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 1, 2007. Reg. No. 9938.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 07-84/pz-n of July 19, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Procedure and Time Limits of Disclosing of Information on the Composition and Structure of Stock-Holders (Participants) of the Specialised Depositary Having Concluded a Contract with a Non-State Pension Fund Acting As an Insurer in Obligatory Pension Insurance

The specialised depositary discloses information on the composition and structure of its stock-holders (participants) by publishing it in the Internet (on the page of the specialised depositary) and by submission of the electronic document to the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia or a message in the electronic form simultaneously with the document on paper certified with the signature of the head of the specialised depositary and the seal.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 1, 2007. Reg. No. 9934.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 07-83/pz-n of July 19, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Procedure and Time Limits of Disclosing of Information on the Composition and Structure of Stock-Holders (Participants) of Management Companies Providing Trust Control of Resources of Accumulated Pensions on the Basis of the Contract with a Non-State Pension Fund

Information on the composition and structure of stock-holders (participants) of the management company is disclosed by publishing it in the Internet (on the page of the management company) and by submission of the electronic document to the Federal Service for Financial Markets or a message in the electronic form simultaneously with the document on paper certified with the signature of the head of the management company and the seal of the management company.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 1, 2007. Reg. No. 9929.

Information Letter of the Central Bank of Russia No. 12 of July 31, 2007 "Summary of the Practice of Application of the Federal Law on the Combating of Legalisation (Laundering) of Incomes Obtained in a Criminal Way and Financing of Terrorism and the Normative Acts of the Bank of Russia Adopted in Pursuance of It"

Organisations carrying out operations with monetary resources must identify the person they are servicing.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1868-U of July 20, 2007 on the Documents Pertaining to Individual Currency Operations to Be Submitted by Resident Natural Persons to Authorised Banks

According to the Federal Law No. 127-FZ of July 5, 2007 on the amendments to the Federal Law on currency regulation and currency control, resident natural persons may transfer without restrictions monetary resources in foreign currencies to other resident natural persons being their spouses or close relatives.
      The 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 August 7, 2007. Reg. No. 9973.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 99 of July 18, 2007 on the Criteria to Qualify the Category of Trains for Passenger Transportation Depending on the Travel Speed and Distance

Introduces new criteria to qualify the category of trains for passenger transportation depending on the travel speed and distance.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 7, 2007. Reg. No. 9969.

Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation No. 189 of July 20, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Submission and the Rules of Entry of Documented Information in the State Forestry Register

The new Forestry Code of the Russian Federation having entered into force from January 1, 2007 envisages the keeping of the State Forestry Register, which is a systematic summary of documented information on the forests, their use, protection, reproduction, on forestries and forest parks.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 6, 2007. Reg. No. 9963.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1870-U of July 23, 2007 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 203-P of November 5, 2002 on the Procedure for the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to Carry out Deposit Operations with Credit Organisations in the Currency of the Russian Federation

The amendments adjust the procedure of carrying out of deposit operations with credit organisations in the currency of the Russian Federation.
      The 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 August 6, 2007. Reg. No. 9962.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 07-78/pz-n of July 17, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Calculation of the Market Cost of Assets Used to Place the Resources of Pension Reserves and the Aggregate Market Cost of Pension Reserves of a Non-State Pension Fund

The market cost of assets used to place the resources of pension reserves of the fund, as well as the aggregate market cost of pension reserves of the fund, are calculated as of the last day (estimate day) of each calendar month (estimate period) no later than within 5 working days from the mentioned day.
      The Order is entered into force from September 1, 2007.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 6, 2007. Reg. No. 9958.

Regulation of the Central Bank of Russia No. 308-P of July 20, 2007 on the Procedure for the Authorised Banks to Hand over Information on the Violation by the Persons Carrying out Currency Operations of Acts of Currency Legislation of the Russian Federation and Acts of the Bodies of Currency Regulation

Specifies the procedure for the authorised banks to hand over information on the violations by the persons carrying out currency operations (except for credit organisations and currency exchanges) of the acts of the currency legislation of the Russian Federation and the acts of the bodies of currency regulation to the body of currency control entitled to impose sanctions on the persons having committed the mentioned violations.
      The Regulation is entered into force two months after the days of its official publication in the Herald of the Bank of Russia.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 6, 2007. Reg. No. 9957.

Order of the Federal Service of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Enforcement No. 154 of July 5, 2007 on the List of Officials of the Federal Service of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Enforcement Authorised to Take the Decision to Return to the Habitat Confiscated Aquatic Resources or to Destroy Them, As Well As the Products of Their Processing Including Caviar

Defines the list of officials of the Federal Service of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Enforcement authorised to take the decision to return to the habitat confiscated aquatic resources or to destroy them, as well as the products of their processing including caviar.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 6, 2007. Reg. No. 9955.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 07-80/pz-n of July 19, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Procedure and Time Limits of Submission of Information by the Specialised Depositary Having Concluded a Contract with a Non-State Pension Fund Acting As Insurer in Obligatory Pension Insurance

Specifies the procedure and time limits of submission of information by the specialised depositary having concluded a contract with a non-state pension fund acting as insurer in obligatory pension insurance.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 6, 2007. Reg. No. 9966.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 377 of August 1, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Limits of Confiscation of Objects of Fauna Included in the Objects of Hunting

Endorses the limits of confiscation of objects of fauna included in the objects of hunting for the period until December 31, 2007.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 6, 2007. Reg. No. 9960.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1871-U of July 25, 2007 on the Amendments to the Instruction of the Bank of Russia No. 129-I of April 26, 2006 on the Bank Operations and Other Transactions of Clearing Non-Bank Credit Organisations, Obligatory Normatives of Clearing Non-Bank Credit Organisations and Particulars for the Bank of Russia to Enforce Their Observation

Adjusts the method of calculation of the normative of the ratio of the amount of liquid assets with the time of execution in the nearest 30 calendar days to the amount of obligations of a clearing non-bank credit organisation.
      The Direction is entered into force from January 1, 2008.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 6, 2007. Reg. No. 9956.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 993 of July 27, 2007 on the Amendments to Some of the Acts of the President of the Russian Federation on the State Management in the Sphere of Migration Policy and on Individuation of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 2145 of December 16, 1993 on the Measurers to Introduce Migration Control

Specifies that the Federal Migration Service of Russia shall provide for the keeping of migration records and control of observation by foreign citizens and stateless persons, officials, legal entities, other bodies and organisation of the rules of migration record keeping, shall provide for the forming and functioning of the state information system of migration record keeping, as well as for the timely entry of necessary information in it in full amount.
      The Decree is entered into force from the day of its signing.

Order of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation No. MM-3-19/411@ of July 3, 2007 on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Tax Service of Russia No. SAE-3-19/446@ of September 15, 2005 on the Creation of the Information Resource of the Results of Work of Offsetting and Returns

The notification of the fact of excessive payment (excessive collection) must be handed in to the taxpayer by the tax body within 10 days from the day of revealing of the fact of excessive payment (excessive collection). Earlier, the notification was sent within one month after the day of revealing of the fact of excessive payment (excessive collection) of tax payments.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-06/2/147 of August 2, 2007

According to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, the market price of securities available in circulation at the organised market of securities for the profit taxation purposes is recognised to be the actual price of sale or another withdrawal of securities, if this price is within the limits of the minimum and maximum prices of transactions (price interval) with the mentioned securities registered by the trade organiser at the securities market as of the date of committing of the appropriate transaction.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1869-U of July 20, 2007 on the Amendments to the Instruction of the Bank of Russia No. 117-I of June 15, 2004 on the Procedure for the Resident and Non-Resident Authorised Banks to Submit Documents and Information to Carry out Currency Operations, Procedure of Registration by the Authorised Banks of Currency Operations and Drawing up of Transaction Certificates

If, at the moment of redrawing of the transaction certificate (when amending the contract (credit contract) where it pertains to the information of the transaction certificate drawn up by the resident or another information of the transaction certificate), the name of the bank of the transaction certificate changed and/or the organisational and legal from of the bank changed, the redrawn transaction certificate is used by the resident to indicate the new name and/or organisational and legal from of the bank of the transaction certificate.
      The 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 August 10, 2007. Reg. No. 9980.

Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation No. 175 of July 9, 2007 on the Forms of Reports of the Use, Protection, Reproduction of Forests, Forest Growing and Their Submission Procedure

According to the new Forestry Code of the Russian Federation, citizens and legal entities engaged in forest use, as well as the measures of protection, reproduction of forests and forest growing, shall submit to the bodies of state power, bodies of local government reports of the use of forests, reports of protection of forests, reports of reproduction of forests and forest growing.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 10, 2007. Reg. No. 9978.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 07-86/pz-n of July 26, 2007 on the Endorsement of the List of Stock Exchanges Where the Listing of Stocks of Foreign Joint-Stock Companies and the Bonds of Foreign Commercial Organisations Permits to Include Them in the Pension Reserves of a Non-State Pension Fund

Endorses the list of stock exchanges where the listing of stocks of foreign joint-stock companies and the bonds of the foreign commercial organisations permits for their inclusion in the pension reserves of a non-state pension fund.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 10, 2007. Reg. No. 9977.

Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation No. 169 of July 4, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Methodology Directions on the Working out of Schemes of Complex Use and Protection of Water Objects

The endorsed Methodology Directions on the working out of schemes of complex use and protection of water objects define the requirements to the structure of drafts schemes of complex use and protection of water objects, composition and sequence of actions to work them out, endorse and implement, amend these schemes.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 10, 2007. Reg. No. 9979.

Letter of the Central Bank of Russia No. 120-T of August 7, 2007 on the Invalidation of the Operative Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 107-T of July 11, 2003 on the Criteria to Include Legal Entities and/or Natural Persons in the Group of Persons Interconnected by an Agreement

Pursuant to the entry into force of the Federal Law No. 135-FZ of July 26, 2006 on the protection of competition having specified the notion of the "group of persons", invalidates the Operative Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 107-T of July 11, 2003 having defined the criteria to include legal entities and/or natural persons in the group of persons interconnected by an agreement.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 512 of August 11, 2007 on the Transfer of Days off in 2008

For the purposes of rational use of days-off and non-working holidays by employees, the decision is taken to transfer the following days off in 2008: Sunday of May 4 to Friday May 2; Saturday of June 7 to Friday June 13; Saturday of November 1 to Monday November 3.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 508 of August 11, 2007 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation Pertaining to Individual Types of Civil Aircraft

Reduces for 9 months the rate of the import customs duty for civil aircraft with unladen weight not greater than 20,000 kg and the number of passenger seats not greater than 19 from 20% to 10% of the customs cost (Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature code 8802 40 000 4).
      The Decision is entered into force 2 months after the date of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 507 of August 11, 2007 on the Interim Rate of the Import Customs Duty for Plain Aluminium

Introduces for 9 months the zero rate of the import customs duty for plain aluminium (Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature code 7601 10 000 0). At present the import of the mentioned commodity is subject to the rate of 10% of the customs cost.
      The Decision is entered into force 1 month after the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 506 of August 11, 2007 on the Interim Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Rolled Stock of Aluminium Alloys

Introduces for 9 months the rates of import customs duties for individual types of rolled stock of aluminium alloys in the amount of 10% of the customs cost. Earlier, the mentioned rates for the given commodities amounted to 20% of the customs cost.
      The Decision is entered into force 1 month after the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 505 of August 10, 2007 on the Procedure for the Federal Bodies of Executive Power to Take Decisions to Approve the Transactions to Attract Investments for the Federally Owned Objects of Immovable Property

The Regulation does not apply to transactions of attraction of investments for the air and sea vessels subject to the state registration, internal water vessels, outer space objects, enterprises as property complexes and the federally owned objects of immovable property located outside the territory of the Russian Federation.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1875-U of August 13, 2007

Introduces from August 14, 2007 a fixed interest rate for the deposit operations of the Bank of Russia carried out with credit organisations in the currency of the Russian Federation using the Reuters dealing system and the system of electronic tenders of the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange.
      The mentioned rate makes 2.75% annual for the standard terms "tom next", "spot next", "on demand" and 3.25% annual for the standard terms "one week", "spot week".

Information Letter of the Central Bank of Russia No. 36 of August 6, 2007 "Summary of the Practice of Application of the Normative Acts of the Bank of Russia on Issues of Currency Control"

Summarises the practice of application of the normative acts of the Bank of Russia on issues of currency control.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. GI-6-11/653@ of August 16, 2007 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for July 2007

Provides information used for the calculation of the tax on extraction of mineral resources for oil of July 2007.

Order of the Federal Migration Service No. 166 of August 2, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Instruction on the Work with Compatriots Wishing to Resettle to the Russian Federation on the Voluntary Basis in the Framework of the State Program of Assistance of Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation of Compatriots Living Abroad in the Representation of the Federal Migration Service Abroad

Defines the list of information for placing in the representation of the Federal Migration Service of Russia abroad on the information stand, as well as information for the compatriot appealing to the representation.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 10, 2007. Reg. No. 9985.

Order of the Federal Migration Service No. 164 of August 2, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Procedure to Send Information When Implementing the State Program of Assistance of Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation of Compatriots Living Abroad

Specifies the lists of information to be sent: by the representation of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation abroad, by the consular department of the embassy and the consular institution of the Russian Federation, by the interim group of specialists of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and other interested federal bodies of executive power to the territorial body of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation; by the territorial body of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation to the authorised body of the subject of the Russian Federation in charge of the implementation of the program of the subject of the Russian Federation of assistance of voluntary resettlement of compatriots living abroad; by the authorised body of the subject of the Russian Federation to the territorial body of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation; by the territorial body of the Federal Migratio n Service of the Russian Federation to the authorised body abroad.
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 10, 2007. Reg. No. 9983.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-04-06-01/288 of August 9, 2007

For the purposes of calculation of the incomes tax from natural persons, the coverage of the rent for the dwelling space to the employee is included in the taxpayer incomes from sources in the Russian Federation.

Letter of the Central Bank of Russia No. 121-T of August 8, 2007 on the Form of the Additional Agreement to the General Depositary Agreement

Refines certain conditions of the general depositary agreement.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 518 of August 15, 2007 on the Interim Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Clothes of Natural Fur

Reduces on the temporary basis (for 9 months) the rates of the import customs duties for individual types of clothing of natural fur.

The Decision is entered into force 1 month after the day of its official publication.

Order of the Federal Migration Service No. 165 of August 2, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Instruction on the Work with Participants of the State Program of Assistance of Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation of Compatriots Living Abroad and Members of Their Families in the Territorial Body of the Federal Migration Service

To take the decision to accept and provide employment to the compatriot on the territory of the Russian Federation, the territorial body of the Federal Migration Service sends to the authorised body of the subject of the Russian Federation an electronic version of the questionnaire obtained according to established procedure.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 10, 2007. Reg. No. 9984.

Order of the Federal Migration Service No. 163 of August 2, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Questionnaire for Participation in the State Program of Assistance of Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation of Compatriots Living Abroad

The questionnaire shows the full name, passport information of the resettled compatriot, citizenship, knowledge of the Russian language, education, occupation, employment information, military duty, criminal history, expected accepting subject of the Russian Federation and other information.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 10, 2007. Reg. No. 9982.

Order of the Federal Service for Labour and Employment No. 93 of July 3, 2007 on the Additional Measures to Ensure Enforcement and Control in 2007 of Observation of the Legislation on Labour Remuneration

The state labour inspections in the subjects of the Russian Federation are ordered to control observation of the rights of citizens for labour remuneration in due time and in full amount.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-04-06-01/287 of August 8, 2007

Explains the issue of application of the uniform social tax and the incomes tax from natural persons to the amounts of supplements to the actual earnings paid out by the employer to the maximum amount of the temporary disability allowance, as well as opportunities of inclusion of the given amounts for profit taxation purposes.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-05-06-03/55 of August 8, 2007

Provides explanations on the issue of payment of the state duty for the state registration of the mortgage contract concluded between the natural person and the legal entity.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 526 of August 18, 2007 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation

Zero rates of import customs duties are in effect from January 1, 2007 for spare parts for industrial assembly of motor transport vehicles (tractors, automobiles, special purpose transport vehicles). To expand production of automobiles of foreign brands on the territory of the Russian Federation, zero rates of import customs duties are introduced for spare parts for industrial assembly of tractors, motor transport vehicles for passenger and cargo transportation, special purpose motor transport vehicles (commodity items of the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia 8701-8705).

The Decision is entered into force 1 month after the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 522 of August 17, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Determination of the Damage Incurred on the Human Health

The rules specify the procedure of determination of the damage incurred on the human health for the purposes of forensic expert evaluation.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 05-04-05/216333 of June 14, 2007

Explains the issues of insurance activities before obtaining the new license form.

Main Directions of the Uniform State Monetary and Crediting Policy for the Year 2008 (Approved by the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Russia on June 18, 2007)

The major prerequisite affecting the monetary and crediting policy in 2008 is the changing of principles of forming of the state budget (switchover to the three-year budget planning, separation of incomes into oil-and-gas ones and non-oil-and-gas ones).

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 138-e/b of July 31, 2007 on the Amendments to the Methodology Recommendations for the Calculation of the Regulated Tariff Rates and Prices for Electric (Thermal) Power at the Retail (Consumer) Market Endorsed by the Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 20-e/2 of August 6, 2004

The amendments affect price forming for individual groups of consumers of electric and thermal power and calculation of the tariff rate for the services of transfer of electric power over the regional power-supply networks and are stipulated by the adjustment of the rules of non-discriminatory access to the services of transfer of electric power and of rendering of these services.

     
      The Order shall apply to the calculation of tariff rates for the year 2008 and subsequent years.

     
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 20, 2007. Reg. No. 10030.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 07-85/pz-n of July 24, 2007 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Composition and Structure of Assets of Joint-Stock Investment Funds and Assets of Shared Investment Funds Endorsed by the Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia No. 07-13/pz-n of February 8, 2007

According to the amendments, the Russian depositary receipts with the state registration of the prospectus may form part of the assets of the joint-stock investment fund and shared investment fund qualified as: funds of the monetary market, funds of bonds, funds of stocks, funds of mixed investments, funds of funds, funds of immovable property.

     
      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 20, 2007. Reg. No. 10013.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 527 of August 18, 2007 on the Procedure of Import to the Russian Federation and Export from the Russian Federation of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Their Precursors

Import to the Russian Federation and export from the Russian Federation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances included in list II and list III of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors subject to control in the Russian Federation is permitted for the state unitary enterprises only in the presence of the licence for the types of activities pertaining to circulation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. Import to the Russian Federation and export from the Russian Federation of precursors is permitted both for the state unitary enterprises and other legal entities (the list of precursors permitted for the state unitary enterprises only is provided in the appendix).

     
      The Decision is entered into force 6 months after the date of its official publication. The licenses of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia for the right of import (export) of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors issued before the entry into force of the given Decision preserve their force until expiry.

Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation No. 190 of July 20, 2007 on the Endorsement of the List of the Types of Information Provided on the Obligatory Basis to the Interested Parties and the Terms of Providing It

According to the new Forestry Code of the Russian Federation, the State Forestry Register is maintained, which is a systematic summary of documented information on the forests, their use, protection, reproduction, on forestries and forest parks.
     

      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 20, 2007. Reg. No. 10012.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 447 of July 16, 2007 on the Improvement of Registration of the Federal Property

In pursuance of the Regulation, the object of registration is the following federal property located on the territory of the Russian Federation or abroad: immovable property (land plot, dwelling or non-dwelling space, air or sea vessel, internal waters vessel, outer space object or an object tied to the ground not permitting to relocate it without an incommensurable damage to its destination, including a building, structure or object of unfinished construction or another property qualified as immovable property according to the law); movable property (stocks, share (contribution) in the registered (shared) capital of an economic company or partnership or another property not included in immovable property).
     
     

Order of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Public Health and Social Development No. 835-Pr/07 of May 10, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Documents Used by the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Public Health and Social Development in the Course of Licensing of Activities Pertaining to Circulation of Psychotropic Substances Included in List III in Pursuance of the Federal Law No. 3-FZ of January 8, 1998 on the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

Endorses the forms of documents used in the course of licensing of activities pertaining to circulation of psychotropic substances included in list III list of psychotropic substances restricted for circulation in the Russian Federation and permitting control exemptions in compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and international treaties of the Russian Federation.
     

      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 20, 2007. Reg. No. 10003.

Letter of the Central Bank of Russia No. 129-T of August 17, 2007 on the Filling of Columns 7 and 12 of the Administrator Notification of the Refinement of the Crime Type and Association

According to the actual legislation, the Bank of Russia is the administrator of receipts of individual types of incomes from credit organisations to the budget system of the Russian Federation, including the state duty for the issuance of licenses and certification, state registration of legal entities (their liquidation), independent entrepreneurs, amendments to the constituent documents, as well as the state registration of issues of emission securities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 540 of August 23, 2007 on the Composition and Procedure of Submission of Information by the Organiser of Games of Chance for Control of Observation of the Requirements of the Legislation on the State Regulation of Activities of Organisation of Games of Chance

The information is submitted on the monthly basis by the organiser of games of chance to the control body of the zone of respective activities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 532 of August 23, 2007 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation Pertaining to Medical Modules

To support the medical industry, the rates of the import customs duties for other assembly construction structures of ferrous metals (other than greenhouses), as well as of other materials (other than wood or ferrous metals), intended for medical application are reduced from 20% to 5% of the customs cost for 9 months.

     
      The Decision is entered into force 2 months after the day of its official publication.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 37n of May 2, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Determination of the Norms of Output of Products of Processing of Natural Diamonds and Brilliants for the Customs Purposes


     
      Provides basic information for the determination of the norms of output of products of processing.
     

      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 23, 2007. Reg. No. 10051.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 256 of July 20, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Federal Assessment Standard General Notions of Assessment, Approaches and Requirements (FSO 1)

The Federal Law No. 157-FZ of July 27, 2006 envisages creation by self-regulating organisations of assessors of the National Board of Assessment Activities, one of the functions of which is the working out of the federal assessment standards.
     

      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 22, 2007. Reg. No. 10040.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 36n of May 2, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Determination of the Norms of Output of Products of Processing of Precious Metals, Precious Stones and Raw Materials Containing Precious Metals When Importing to the Russian Federation and Exporting from the Russian Federation Precious Metals, Precious Stones and Raw Materials Containing Precious Metals for Processing

The procedure is used by organisations and independent entrepreneurs (applicants) when placing precious metals and/or precious stones under the customs regimes of processing on the customs territory, processing for internal consumption, processing outside the customs territory.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 22, 2007. Reg. No. 10036.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 67n of August 2, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Submission by Insurance Organisations of the Annual Accounting Reports and Reports Submitted As an Enforcement Procedure on Exchangeable Media and Intermediate Accounts Reports and Reports Submitted As an Enforcement Procedure in the Form of Sets of Files over the Electronic Mail, As Well As the Procedure of Dovetailing of the Reported Figures

Specifies the procedure of submission by insurance organisations of the annual and intermediate accounting reports and reports submitted as an enforcement procedure on exchangeable media and in the form of sets of files over the electronic mail, as well as the procedure of dovetailing of the reported figures.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 20, 2007. Reg. No. 10034.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 542 of August 27, 2007 on the Amendment to Item 2 of the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 171 of March 31, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on Monetary Payments in Cash and/or Payments Using Pay Cards without Cash Registers

Organisations and independent entrepreneurs rendering paid services to the population may accept monetary payments in cash and/or payments using pay cards without cash registers on condition of issue of strict-accountability forms endorsed in compliance with the Regulation on cash monetary payments and/or payments using pay cards without cash registers

Regulation of the Central Bank of Russia No. 307-P of July 20, 2007 on the Procedure of Registration and Submission of Information on Affiliated Persons of Credit Organisations

The adoption of the new procedure is stipulated by the changes in the terms of inclusion of legal entities and natural persons in affiliated persons.
     

      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 28, 2007. Reg. No. 10061.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 255 of July 20, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Federal Assessment Standard The Goal of Assessment and the Types of Costs (FSO 2)

The federal assessment standard has been worked out to take account of international assessment standards and describes the goal of assessment, expected use of results of assessment, as well as determination of the market cost and the types of costs other than the market ones. The standard is obligatory in assessment activities.
     

      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 23, 2007. Reg. No. 10045.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 68n of August 2, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for the Russian Federation to Write off and Restore in the Records the Debt in Monetary Obligations to the Federal Budget

The procedure applies to the debt in obligations emerging from contracts and other transactions; from court rulings; because of the incurred damage; on other grounds.
     

      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 28, 2007. Reg. No. 10062.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 47 of July 11, 2007 on the Prevention of Use of Methyl Alcohol in Car Care Liquids

Results of the sanitary and epidemiological enforcement show that methyl alcohol (methanol), which is a hazardous toxic substance, is used ever more in the manufacture of car care liquids, including the windshield ones.
     

      Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on August 22, 2007. Reg. No. 10037.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-07-15/120 of August 14, 2007

According to the department, property loss because of theft, whenever the culprits are found, should be regarded as a sale of commodities and, respectively, as object of taxation.

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