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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 30.05.2008

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 319 of April 30, 2008 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation Pertaining to Baby Juices

Import to the Russian Federation of some kinds of baby juices in the packages of up to 0.35 l in volume will be subject to the customs duty in the amount of 15% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.07 per l.

Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 22 of April 10, 2008 on Some Issues of the Practice of Examination of Disputes Pertaining to Application of Article 169 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation

Explains individual aspects of application of provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation on transactions committed in violation of the fundamentals of the legal order and moral (the so-called antisocial transactions).

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 08-6/pz-n of February 14, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia on the Execution of the State Function of Annual Publication in Mass Media of Reports of Resources of Accumulated Pensions and Financial Results of Their Investing, Audit Statements on the Reports of the Subjects of Relations of Generation and Investing of Resources of Accumulated Pensions, Information on the Generation and Financial Results of the Placing of Resources of Pension Reserves and on the Generation and Financial Results of Investing of Resources of Accumulated Pensions

Regulates execution by the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia of the state function of annual publication in mass media and placing of the above information on the service official site.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 38n of April 7, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Documents Used in the Course of Licensing in Compliance with the Federal Law on the Licensing of Individual Types of Activities

In view of the prolongation until July 1, 2008 of the licensing of audit activities, endorses the forms of documents used in the given sphere.

Federal Law No. 59-FZ of May 4, 2008 on the Amendments to Articles 1 and 17 of the Federal Law on the Licensing of Individual Types of Activities

The adopted Federal Law helps combat violations in the sphere of intellectual property.

Federal Law No. 58-FZ of April 29, 2008 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation and on Invalidation of Individual Provisions of Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Adoption of the Federal Law on the Procedure for Foreign Investments in Economic Companies of Strategic Significance for the Country's Defence and the State Security

The Law of the Russian Federation on subsoil resources is amended where it pertains to the procedure of inclusion of parts of subsoil resources in subsoil resources of federal significance, drawing up of the federal fund of reserved parts of subsoil resources, refining of the authority of the federal and regional bodies of state power in the sphere of regulation of relations of use of subsoil resources, the grounds permitting to use subsoil resources, requirements to users, as well as the terms of contests and auctions.

Federal Law No. 57-FZ of April 29, 2008 on the Procedure for Foreign Investments in Economic Companies of Strategic Significance for the Country's Defence and the State Security

Defines the procedure to make foreign investments in economic companies of strategic significance for the country's defence and the state security.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 1993-U of April 9, 2008 on the Amendment to Item 2 of the Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 1283-U of May 28, 2003 on the Procedure for the Bank of Russia to Set the Book Prices for Refined Precious Metals

Adjusts the procedure for the Bank of Russia to set the book prices for refined precious metals.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-04-06-01/86 of April 15, 2008

In the course of corporate events, as well as other cases, their participants may get incomes in kind.

Federal Law No. 60-FZ of May 6, 2008 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The amendments specify the procedure for the Russian Federation to implement international treaties on the readmission, as well as specifies the particulars of the legal status of the pertinent foreign citizens and stateless persons.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 306 of April 25, 2008 on the Prolongation of the Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Combines

From July 26, 2007, introduces for grain and silage combines (codes according to the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia 8433 51 000 9 and 8433 59 110 9) for 9 months the rate of the import customs duty in the amount of 5% of the customs cost.

Federal Law No. 63-FZ of May 7, 2008 on the Amendment to Article 1 of the Federal Law on the Total Number of Justices of the Peace and the Number of Court Districts in the Subjects of the Russian Federation

The total number of justices of the peace and court districts in the Arkhangelsk Province is increased from 64 to 69.

Federal Law No. 62-FZ of May 7, 2008 on the Amendment to Article 1 of the Federal Law on the Total Number of Justices of the Peace and the Number of Court Districts in the Subjects of the Russian Federation

Introduces the name of the new subject of the Russian Federation - Kamchatka Territory.

Federal Law No. 61-FZ of May 7, 2008 on the Amendment to Article 1 of the Federal Law on the Total Number of Justices of the Peace and the Number of Court Districts in the Subjects of the Russian Federation

Increased the number of justices of the peace in the Leningrad Province from 75 to 81.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 724 of May 12, 2008 "Issues of the System and Structure of the Federal Bodies of Executive Power"

Introduces a new structure of the federal bodies of executive power.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 359 of May 6, 2008 on the Procedure to Make Payments in Cash and/or Payments with Pay Cards without Cash Registers

Organisations and independent entrepreneurs may accept payments in cash and/or with pay cards without the cash registers when rendering services to the population if they hand out appropriate strict accountability forms.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 347 of May 6, 2008 on the Cost of Living in Per Capita Figures and for the Main Socio-Demographic Groups of Population for the Whole of the Russian Federation for the IV Quarter of 2007

Specifies the cost of living for the whole of the Russian Federation for the IV quarter of 2007.

Federal Law No. 65-FZ of May 13, 2008 on the Amendments to Articles 1, 6 and 24 of the Federal Law on the Procedure to Exit the Russian Federation and Enter the Russian Federation

The President of the Russian Federation is empowered with authority to regulate the procedure of entry in the Russian Federation and exit from the Russian Federation for foreign citizens and stateless persons including the simplification of this procedure.

Letter of the Central Bank of Russia No. 52-T of May 5, 2008 on the Memorandum for the Borrower in a Consumer Credit

To improve financial attainments of the population, the Bank of Russia developed a prompt note to help the borrowers (potential borrowers) when they take decisions to get a consumer credit.

Letter of the Central Bank of Russia No. 51-T of April 30, 2008 on the Methodology Recommendations on the Procedure for Credit Organisations to Draw up and Submit Financial Reports

Introduces a new procedure of drawing up and submission of financial reports by credit organisations in compliance with international accounting standards.

Federal Law No. 70-FZ of May 13, 2008 on the Amendments to Article 27 of the Federal Law on Advertising

To restrict distribution of advertising of games of chance, introduces general requirements to distribution of advertising of related services.

Federal Law No. 69-FZ of May 13, 2008 on the Amendments to Articles 13 and 21 of the Federal Law on the Fund of Assistance of Reformation of the Housing and Communal Complex

Provides additional opportunities to place temporarily free resources of the state corporation Fund of Assistance of Reformation of the Housing and Communal Complex.

Federal Law No. 67-FZ of May 13, 2008 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Financial Rehabilitation of Agricultural Producers

Simplifies the terms of inclusion of agricultural producers in the program of financial rehabilitation.

Federal Law No. 66-FZ of May 13, 2008 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation and Invalidation of Individual Legislative Acts (Provisions of Legislative Acts) of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Adoption of the Federal Law on the State Cadastre of Immovable Property

Brings individual legislative acts of the Russian Federation in compliance with the Federal Law on the state cadastre of immovable property having entered into force from March 1, 2008.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 39 of April 9, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Strict Accountability Form

Endorses the strict accountability form "Slip for Payment for the Veterinary Services".

Order of the Federal Migration Service No. 40 of February 29, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation on the State Service of Issue of the Permission for Temporary Stay in the Russian Federation to Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons

Regulates the procedure of issue by the territorial bodies of the Federal Migration Service of Russia of the permission for temporary stay in the Russian Federation to foreign citizens and stateless persons.

Order of the Federal Migration Service No. 41 of February 29, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation on the State Service of Issue of the Residence Permit to Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons

Application for the residence permit may be submitted to the territorial body of the Federal Migration Service of Russia no later than 6 months in advance of the expiry of the permission of temporary stay.

Federal Law No. 75-FZ of May 16, 2008 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Ecological Expert Evaluation and Articles 49 and 54 of the City Planning Code of the Russian Federation

Design documentation for the objects intended for construction, reconstruction and capital repair on the lands of the specially protected natural territories is subject not only to the state expert evaluation but also to the state ecological expert evaluation.

Federal Law No. 74-FZ of May 16, 2008 on the Amendments to Articles 3.5 and 7.27 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation

The stealing of property is of minor amount implying administrative responsibility if the cost of the stolen property is up to Rbl 1000.

Federal Law No. 73-FZ of May 16, 2008 on the Amendment to Article 32 of the Federal Law on the Obligatory Insurance of Civil Liabilities of Owners Transport Vehicles

Until December 31, 2008, suspends the authority of the customs bodies to control the presence of insurance policy with the owners of automobiles imported to the Russian Federation.

Federal Law No. 71-FZ of May 16, 2008 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Eurasia Economic Community on the Terms of Stay of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Eurasia Economic Community on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Specifies the legal status of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 797 of May 15, 2008 on the Immediate Measures to Eliminate Administrative Restrictions for Entrepreneurial Activities

The Government of the Russian Federation is ordered to work out and introduce in the State Duma within 2 months a number of draft laws to create favourable conditions for business.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MM-3-3/176@ of April 22, 2008 on the Amendments to the Form of the Notification

Amends the form of the notification of the confirmation by the tax body of the taxpayer right for a property tax exemption.

Order of the Federal Service of Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Enforcement No. 182 of March 27, 2008 on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Service of Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Enforcement No. 204 of April 5, 2007 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Estimate of Payment for the Negative Interference in the Environment and the Procedure of Filling and Submission of the Form of the Estimate of Payment for the Negative Interference in the Environment

Endorses a new form of the estimate of payment for the negative interference in the environment.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 373 of May 19, 2008 on the Amendment to the Rules of Keeping and Storage of Work-Books, Making Blank Work-Books and Providing Them to Employers

Adjusts the rules of keeping of work-books, making blank work-books and providing them to employers.

Order of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Public Health and Social Development No. 2600-Pr/08 of April 9, 2008 on the Additional Leaves for Overtime Work

Specifies the length of additional leaves for overtime work to the servants of the central office of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Public Health and Social Development.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 815 of May 19, 2008 on the Measures to Combat Corruption

Forms the Council on the Countermeasures against Corruption under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-6-3/331@ of May 5, 2008 on the Social Tax Exemption for the Amounts of Transferred Pension Contributions

Explains some issues of documentary confirmation of the right of the social tax exemption for the amounts of transferred pension contributions to non-state pension funds registered on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation and the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 177n/91 of April 16, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Explanations on the Procedure to Assign and Pay out the Monthly Child Care Allowance

Explains individual issues pertaining to the assignment and paying out of the monthly child care allowance.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 76n of February 19, 2008 on the Amendments to the Rules to Apply for the Length-of-Service Pension to Federal State Servants, to Assign and Pay out It, Endorsed by the Decision of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 44 of June 30, 2003

Increases to one month the time limit for the federal body to process the application of the state servant for the length-of-service pension.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 378 of May 22, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Commodities of Oil Exported from the Territory of the Russian Federation Outside the Members-States of the Customs Union Agreements

From June 1, 2008, increases the rates of export customs duties for raw oil and individual categories of commodities of oil exported from the territory of the Russian Federation outside the member-states of the Customs Union agreements.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 374 of May 19, 2008 on the Interim Rate of the Import Customs Duty for High-Tenacity Yarn of Polyesters

Introduces for 9 months the zero rate of the import customs duty for high-tenacity yarn of polyesters (code according to the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia 5402 20 000 0).

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 435 of April 16, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Declaration of the Customs Cost (DTS-3 and DTS-4) for Commodities Exported from the Customs Territory of the Russian Federation and the Instruction on the Procedure of Filling of the Declaration of the Customs Cost

Endorses the forms of declaration of the customs cost (DTS-3 and DTS-4), as well as their filling Instruction.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2014-U of May 26, 2008 on the Normatives of Obligatory Reserves (Reserve Requirements) of the Bank of Russia

Specifies the normatives of obligatory reserves for credit organisations from July 1, 2008.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2003-U of April 28, 2008 on the Amendment to Item 2 of the Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 1843-U of June 20, 2007 on the Limiting Amount of Payments in Cash and Spending of Cash in the Cash Department of the Legal Entity or Independent Entrepreneur

The unconditional right to make payments in cash rests with citizens only if this does not involve entrepreneurial activities.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2006-U of May 6, 2008 on the Amendments to Item 1.7 of the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 245-P of March 26, 2004 on the Procedure for Credit Organisations to Generate Reserves for Possible Losses for Loans, Debts in Loans and Similar Debts

Defines the classification of the categories of quality of portfolios of similar loans.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 430 of April 16, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Issue of the Permission for the Import (Export) of Commodities and Transport Vehicles When They Are Brought in to the Territory of the Special Economic Zone and Brought out from the Territory of the Special Economic Zone

The import/export of commodities in the special economic zone for industrial production or technical innovation activities by residents and non-residents is possible with the permission of the customs bodies.

Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation No. 102 of April 23, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Application Requesting the Use of a Water Body

Persons wishing to conclude a contract for the use of a water object shall apply to the bodies in charge with an application.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2004-U of April 29, 2008 on the Amendments to the Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 1482-U of July 28, 2004 on the List of Securities Included in the Lombard List of the Bank of Russia

Amends the list of securities included in the Lombard List of the Bank of Russia.

Decision of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 81 of April 7, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Methodology Directions on the Procedure of Assigning, Carrying out of the Documentary On-Site Checks of Insurants in Obligatory Social Insurance and on the Measures Taken As a Result of Them

Specifies new requirements for the regional divisions of the Social Insurance Fund of Russia and their branches to assign and carry out documentary checks of insurants in obligatory social insurance paying the uniform social tax, employer insurants applying special tax regimes, including those paying insurance contributions on the voluntary basis.

Order of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Sphere of Mass Communication and Protection of Cultural Heritage No. 117 of March 14, 2008 on the List of Cultural Values Covered by the Law of the Russian Federation No. 4804-1 of April 15, 1993 on the Export and Import of Cultural Values and on the Documents Permitting Their Export from the Territory of the Russian Federation

Endorses the list of cultural values requiring the certificate for the right of export of cultural values from the territory of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 46n of April 16, 2008 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 187n of December 29, 2006

Endorses new programs of professional development of auditors.

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