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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 27.02.2010

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 27 of January 26, 2010 on the Special Stamps to Label Tobacco Items

Introduces a new procedure of labelling of tobacco items pursuant to the adoption of the Technical Regulation for tobacco items.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1222 of December 31, 2009 on the Types and Characteristics of Goods Requiring Information on the Energy Efficiency Class To Be Placed in the Technical Documentation Supplies with Them, in Their Labels and on the Principles of Determination of the Energy Efficiency Class of the Commodity for Producers and Importers

Specifies the types of goods requiring information on the energy efficiency class.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1221 of December 31, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rules to Specify Energy Efficiency Requirements for Commodities, Works, Services Ordered for the State or Municipal Needs

Orders for supplies of commodities, carrying out works and rendering services must be placed in compliance with the energy efficiency requirements.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 230 of December 10, 2009 on the Payments for the Transit Shipment of Cargo by the Railway Transport in International Transportation and the Currency of Payment for the 2010 Freight Year

The tariff policy of the railways of the CIS member-countries is used from January 1, 2010 for transit shipment of cargo by the Russian railways in international transportation for the 2010 freight year.

Federal Law No. 2-FZ of February 1, 2010 on the Ratification of the Convention on International Highway Transportation of Passengers and Cargo

The rules of the convention apply to the carriers of sides providing passenger and cargo bus transportation regardless of the country of registration.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 120 of January 30, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Doctrine of Foodstuff Safety of the Russian Federation

The goal is to provide safe agricultural, fish and other products to the population.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 9 of January 14, 2010 on the List of Models and Producers of New Russian-Made Automobiles to Be Sold with a Discount in the Framework of the Experiment to Promote the Sale of New Automobiles in Replacement of Those out of Operation and Handed over for Utilisation

In 2010, natural persons may get a discount of Rbl 50,000 in the case of purchase of a new vehicle.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 8 of January 14, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure to Carry out an Experiment to Promote the Purchase of New Automobiles in Replacement of Those out of Operation and Handed over for Utilisation

Specifies the functions of participants of the experiment and the requirements to the points of utilisation.

Letter of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 02-10/05-13656 of December 28, 2009

The banks must report within 5 days the opening or closing of the account.

Information on the Procedure of Transfer of Payments to the Funds of Obligatory Medical Insurance from 2010

From January 1, 2010, the uniform social tax is replaced with contributions for particular types of social insurance.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 135n of December 16, 2009 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 54n of May 5, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Tax Declaration for the Profit Tax from Organisations and Its Filling Procedure

Refines the form of the tax declaration to take account of the changes introduced in the Tax Code of the Russian Federation in 2009.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 114n of November 5, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Registration, Removal From Records in the Tax Bodies for Russian Organisations at the Place of Location of Their Separate Divisions, Their Owned Immovable Property and/or Transport Vehicles, Natural Persons out of Citizens of the Russian Federation, As Well As Individual Entrepreneurs Using the Simplified System of Taxation on the Basis of a Patent

Introduces the above procedure.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-22-3/990@ of December 30, 2009 on the Submission of Tax Declarations for the Profit Tax from Organisations in the Cases of Closing of the Principle Separate Division

If the taxpayer has several separate divisions on the territory of a region, the tax may be paid through one of them in the aggregate.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1225 of December 31, 2009 on the Requirements to the Regional and Municipal Programs in the Area of Energy Saving and Improvement of Energy Efficiency

Such programs must contain target figures in the area of energy saving and improvement of energy efficiency, as well as the measures that can be implemented using extra-budgetary resources.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 145n of December 29, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Tax Declaration for the Income Tax from Natural Persons (Form 3-NDFL) and Its Filing Procedure

Endorses a new form of the tax declaration for the income tax from natural persons (form 3-NDFL), which is stipulated by the changes in the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 56 of February 4, 2010 on the Subsidies Granted in 2010 from the Federal Budget to Russian Credit Organisations to Reimburse the Shortfall in Incomes for the Credits Provided by Russian Credit Organisations in 2009-2010 to Natural Persons for the Purchase of Cars

Continues subsidising of Russian credit organisations providing credits to citizens for the purchase of cars.

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 2-P of January 28, 2010 on the Case of Constitutionality of Provisions of Paragraph 2 of Item 3 and Item 4 of Article 44 of the Federal Law on Joint-Stock Companies Pursuant to Appeals of Open-Type Joint-Stock Companies Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Orenburgneft and the Joint-Stock Commercial Savings Bank of the Russian Federation (OAO)

The applicants challenged the norms stating that the issuer joint-stock company bears responsibility for the actions of the recorder pertaining to the keeping and storage of the register of stock-holders and having incurred losses on the stock-holder.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 1014n of December 23, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Decision to Refuse Offsetting of Expenses of Paid out Insurance Support for Obligatory Social Insurance in the Cases of Temporary Disability and Maternity and the Form of the Demand of Their Reimbursement

Amendments have entered into force from January 1, 2010 to the law on obligatory social insurance in the cases of temporary disability and maternity.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 09-58/pz-n of December 15, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Procedure to Reimburse Mortgage Certificates of Participation

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 604n of August 20, 2009 on the Amendments to the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Area of Public Health land Social Development on the Execution of the State Function of Licensing of Pharmacy Activities Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 897 of December 31, 2006

The Federal Service of Enforcement in the Area of Public Health and Social Development licenses pharmacy activities of organisations of wholesale trade and apothecaries of federal public health organisations.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 52 of February 3, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Inclusion of Official Names ~Russian Federation~ or ~Russia~, As Well As the Words Derived from Them, in the Corporate Name of a Legal Entity

According the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, the use of such words in the corporate name of a legal entity requires a special permission.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 1 of January 14, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Changing of the Territory of Activities of a Notary

Endorses the procedure of changing of the territory of activities of a notary.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 555 of December 28, 2009 on the Procedure of Submission to the Cadastral Body in Cases of Registration of Object of Immovable Property of Application for Registration and Necessary Documents in the Electronic Form through Public-Use Networks, Confirmation of Reception of the Mentioned Application and Documents by the Cadastral Body, As Well As the Certification of the Authenticity of the Electronic Image of the Documents Necessary for the Cadastral Registration of the Object of Immovable Property

Documents necessary for the cadastral registration of immovable property may be submitted in the electronic form.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MM-7-3/714@ of December 25, 2009 on the Form of the Notification

Introduces a new form of the notification of confirmation of the right for an exemption for the income tax from natural persons in the cases of purchase of immovable property.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. 2391 of December 25, 2009

Permits to arrest property if the customs payments were not transferred in due time.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 249 of December 23, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Federal Aviation Rules ~Requirements to the Obligatory Certification of Natural Persons, Legal Entities Engaged in Works in Aviation. The Certification Procedure~

Introduces the above requirements.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 240 of December 17, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Terms of Distribution of Foreign and Multilateral Permissions among Russia Carriers

The distribution is necessary if the number of permissions received by the Ministry of Transport of Russia is less than the total annual demand of Russian carriers.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 48 of February 3, 2010 on the Minimum Requirements Necessary for Certificates of Access to Works at Specially Hazardous, Technically Complicated and Unique Objects of Capital Construction Affecting Their Safety Issued by Self-Regulating Organisations

Specifies the above requirements to organisations and individual entrepreneurs.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 229-r of December 22, 2009 on the Classification of Individual Commodities According to the Customs Union Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities

A Uniform Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union and a Uniform Customs Tariff of the Customs Union are used from January 1, 2010 in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Federal Law No. 10-FZ of February 14, 2010 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Communication

Invalidates individual provisions of the law on communication.

Federal Law No. 7-FZ of February 13, 2010 on the Ratification of the Protocol on the Amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Belarus on the Measures to Regulate the Trade and Economic Cooperation in the Area of Export of Oil and Oil Products of January 12, 2007

Crude oil supplied from Russia is exempted from the customs duty within the annul volume necessary for internal consumption.

Order of the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography No. 420 of December 23, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Publication and Entry into Force of the Acts of the Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography Recognised by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation As Not Needing the State Registration

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 430 of December 23, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Introduction and Liquidation of the Notary Position

Decisions to introduce and liquidate the notary position are taken by the territorial body of the Ministry of Justice of Russia after coordination with the regional notary chamber.

Federal Law No. 11-FZ of February 15, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 29 of the Federal Law on the Banks and Banking Activities

Prohibits inclusion in the credit contract with a borrower provisions permitting the credit organisation to change on a unilateral basis interest rates for credits, procedure of their determination, commission and the period of effect of such contracts.

Federal Law No. 12-FZ of February 16, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Additional Measures to Support the Financial System of the Russian Federation

Adjusts the law on the additional measures of support of the financial system.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 65 of February 11, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Devices Operating on Gaseous Fuel

Introduces the safety and energy efficiency requirements to the devices working on gaseous fuel.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-22-3/118@ of February 16, 2010 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for January 2010

Provides information necessary for the calculation of the tax on extraction of mineral resources for oil for January 2010.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 50 of February 3, 2010 on the Federal Targeted Program ~Nuclear Energy Technologies of New Generation for the Period of 2010-2015 and Until 2020~

The program is expected to solve the problems of the nuclear power supply industry.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-02-07/1-47 of February 5, 2010

Examines the issue of granting of extension schedule for the payment of taxes for 3 years.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 23 of January 18, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Submission of Information by the Federal Bodies of Executive Power on the Products Subject to Obligatory Confirmation of Compliance and Its Publication

The Government of the Russian Federation endorses the lists of products subject to obligatory certification and products requiring declaration of compliance.

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 621 of December 29, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Publication and Entry into Force of the Acts of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation in the Area of Estimate Norms and Price Forming in the City Planning Activities Recognised by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation As Not Needing the State Registration

The acts of the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia not needing the state registration in the Ministry of Justice of Russia must be published in the Vestnik Tsenoobrazovaniya i Smetnogo Normirovaniya and be placed on the ministry official site.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of February 19, 2010

The rate of refinancing of the Central Bank of Russia is reduced from 8.75% to 8.5% annual from February 24, 2010.

Federal Law No. 15-FZ of February 21, 2010 on the Invalidation of Item 1 of Article 1 of the Federal Law on the Suspension of Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Adoption of the Federal Law on the Federal Budget for the Year 2009 and for the Planned Period of 2010 and 2011

Invalidates the norm having suspended until January 1, 2012 the law on the state commodity obligations pertaining to Harvest-90 checks and the state obligations to suppliers of agricultural products.

Federal Law No. 13-FZ of February 21, 2010 on the Invalidation of Item 2 of Article 1490 of Part 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation

Invalidates one of the norms pertaining to the state registration of contracts of disposal of the exclusive right for a trade-mark.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MM-7-3/7@ of January 15, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Documents Used by the Tax Bodies When Implementing Their Authority in Relations Regulated by the Legislation on Taxes and Fees

The zero VAT rate applies in the cases of sale of commodities (works, services) for official use of foreign diplomatic representations.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 247 of December 22, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Typical Scheme of Organisation of Transfer through the State Border of the Russian Federation of Persons, Transport Vehicles, Cargo, Goods and Animals in the Sea and River (Lake) Points of Transfer through the State Border of the Russian Federation

Endorses a typical scheme of organisation of transfer through the state border of Russia of persons, transport vehicles, cargo, goods and animals in sea and river (lake) points of transfer.

Order of the Federal Antimonopoly Service No. 67 of February 10, 2010 on the Procedure to Carry out Contests or Auctions for the Right to Conclude Contracts of Property Lease, Free Use, Trust Control, Other Contracts Envisaging the Transfer of the Right of Possession and/or Use for the State or Municipal Property and on the List of the Types of Property for Which the Mentioned Contracts May Be Concluded through Tenders in the Form of a Contest

Contracts envisaging a transfer of rights of possession and/or use of the state or municipal property may be concluded only through tenders (except individual cases).

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 201 of February 17, 2010 on the Department of the President of the Russian Federation for the Work with Appeals of Citizens and Organisations

Creates the Department of the President of the Russian Federation for the Work with Appeals of Citizens and Organisations to replace the Department of the President of the Russian Federation for the Work with Appeals of Citizens.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2399-U of February 19, 2010 on the Amount of the Rate of Refinancing of the Bank of Russia

From February 24, 2010, the rate of refinancing of the Central Bank of Russia is reduced by 0.25% to make 8.5% annual.

Federal Law No. 17-FZ of February 24, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 1501 of Part 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation

Increases from 2 to 6 months the deadline to restore procedures of expert evaluation of the application for a trade-mark missed by the applicant or right holder.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 88 of February 24, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Oil Exported Outside the Territory of the Russian Federation and the Territories of the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements

Reduces the rates of export customs duties.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 87 of February 24, 2010 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Council of Ministers - the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1090 of October 23, 1993

The seats in intercity buses must be outfitted with safety belts.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2403-U of February 19, 2010 on the Amount of Interest Rates for the Deposit Operations of the Bank of Russia

Changes the interest rates for the deposit operation of the Bank of Russia from February 24, 2010.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2402-U of February 19, 2010 on the Amount of Interest Rates for the Credits Secured with Assets or Guarantees

From February 24, 2010, reduces the rates for the credits secured with assets or guarantees.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2401-U of February 19, 2010 on the Amount of Interest Rates for the Lombard Credits of the Bank of Russia

From February 24, 2010, reduces the interest rates for the lombard credits of the Central Bank of Russia.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2400-U of February 19, 2010 on the Amount of the Interest Rate for the Overnight Credit of the Bank of Russia

From February 24, 2010, reduces the interest rate for the overnight credit of the Bank of Russia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 82 of February 24, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Granting the Right of Institution of a Private Guards Organisation by a Legal Entity Carrying out Other Than Guards Activities

The legal entity must be a strategic enterprise (except for the agency guards) or a joint-stock company, subject of natural monopolies or a state corporation or state company.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 75 of February 20, 2010 on the Amendments to Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on Customs Issues

The Ministry of Finance of Russia does not control any more calculation and collection of customs payments, determination of the customs cost of commodities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 67 of February 20, 2010 on the Amendments to Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Determination of the Sphere of Reference of the Federal Bodies of Executive Power in the Area of Energy Saving and Improvement of Energy Efficiency

A special law has entered into force in November 2009 to implement the measures of energy saving and improvement of energy efficiency.

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