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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 29.10.2010

Federal Law No. 245-FZ of September 30, 2010 on the Amendments to the Budget Code of the Russian Federation and Other Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

From January 1, 2011 until January 1, 2014, suspends the provisions of the Budget Code of the Russian Federation on the transfer to the regional budgets of 100 percent of excise duties for gasoline, diesel fuel and motor oils.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 759 of September 24, 2010 on the Improvement of the Procedure of Technological Connection of Consumers to Electric Power Supply Networks

Adjusts the rules of technological connection of energy accepting devices of consumers of electric power, its production objects, as well as the network facilities owned by network organisations and other parties to power supply networks.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 754 of September 24, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Fixing of Normatives of Minimum Provision of the Area of Trade Objects for the Population

Endorses the above rules.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 731 of September 23, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Standard of Disclosing of Information by Organisations Engaged in Activities in the Area of Management of Apartment Houses

Organisations and entrepreneurs managing apartment houses must disclose information in their activities.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 112 of September 3, 2010 on the Endorsement of GN 2.1.7.2735-10 "The Limiting Concentration of 1,1-Dimethylhydrazine (Heptyle) in Soil"

Introduces the above normative from November 1, 2010.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 716 of August 20, 2010 on the Additions to the List of Models and Producers of New Russian-Made Vehicles Sold with a Discount in the Framework of the Experiment of Promotion of Purchase of New Vehicles to Replace Those out of Operation and Disposed of for Utilisation Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of Russia No. 9 of January 14, 2010

Extends the above list.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. YaK-7-8/393@ of August 19, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Writing off of Arrears and Debts in Penalties, Fines and Interest Recognised As Desperate for Collection and the List of Documents Confirming the Circumstances of Recognition As Desperate for Collection of Arrears, Debts in Penalties, Fines and Interest

Now, it is the Federal Tax Service of Russia who specifies the procedure of writing off of these amounts.

Federal Law No. 252-FZ of September 30, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Great Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on the Promotion and Mutual Protection of Capital Investments

Ratifies the intergovernmental agreement of Russia and Libya on the promotion and mutual protection of capital investments.

Federal Law No. 251-FZ of September 30, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the Mutual Promotion and Protection of Capital Investments

The ratified agreement specifies the framework terms of relations of Russia and Nigeria in the area of attraction of foreign investments.

Federal Law No. 250-FZ of September 30, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Angola on the Promotion and Mutual Protection of Capital Investments

Ratifies the Russian-Angolan agreement on the promotion and protection of capital investments.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 770 of September 29, 2010 on the Territories of Non-Pricing Zones of the Wholesale Market of Electric Energy (Power)

The wholesale trade of electric energy (power) at regulated prices is permitted within the boundaries of specified territories of non-pricing zones of the appropriate market.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 767 of September 28, 2010 on the Official Site of the Russian Federation in the Internet to Place Information on Tenders

From January 1, 2011, information on contests and auctions for the right of conclusion of contracts for the state and municipal property will be placed on the official Internet site www.torgi.gov.ru.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 749 of September 24, 2010 on the Amendments to Some Decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues of the State Duty

Adjusts fifty decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 736 of September 23, 2010 on the Federal Forestry Agency

Endorses a new regulation on the Federal Forestry Agency.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 343 of July 30, 2010 on the Procedure of Collection and Return of the Payment for the Information Included in the State Cadastre of Immovable Property and the Amount of Such Payment

Specifies the amount of payment for the information from the State Cadastre of Immovable Property, procedure of its collection and return.

Order of the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 49n of July 30, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Use of Electronic Digital Signatures, Keeping of the Register of Certificates of Keys of Electronic Digital Signatures and Saving of Abandoned Certificates of Keys of Electronic Digital Signatures (Including the Content of Information in the Certificates of Keys of Electronic Digital Signatures and the Cases of Loss of Legal Power by the Mentioned Certificates) in the Joint State Automatic Information System of Registration of the Volume of Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products

The adoption of the new procedures is stipulated by the handing over of the function of keeping of the Joint State Automatic Information System of Registration of the Volume of Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic And Alcohol-Containing Products from the Federal Tax Service of Russia to the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 180 of May 14, 2010 on the Procedure of Providing of Information Available in the Joint State Register of Rights for Immovable Property and Transactions with It

Specifies the above procedure.

Federal Law No. 269-FZ of October 4, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Licensing of Individual Types of Activities

Adjusts the above law.

Federal Law No. 268-FZ of October 4, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Grounds, Terms and Procedure of Changing of Deadlines of Payment of Customs Duties

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 267-FZ of October 4, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Particulars of Customs Transit Shipment of Goods Moved by the Railway Transport over the Customs Territory of the Customs Union

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 266-FZ of October 4, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cuba on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Evasion of Payment of Taxes on Incomes and Capital

The agreement was signed in Havana on December 14, 2000.

Federal Law No. 265-FZ of October 4, 2010 on the Ratification of the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention (Convention 187)

The ratified convention was adopted by the 95th Session of the ILO General Conference on June 15, 2006 in Geneva.

Federal Law No. 264-FZ of October 4, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Securities Market and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Extends the list of information disclosed by issuers of securities to any interested parties.

Federal Law No. 262-FZ of October 4, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the State Regulation in the Genetic Engineering Area

The use of organisms of III and IV degree hazards in closed systems is subject to licensing.

Federal Law No. 260-FZ of October 4, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 1 of the Federal Law on the Safe Handling of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals

Refines the notion of "agricultural chemicals" which does not include peat.

Federal Law No. 259-FZ of October 4, 2010 on the Amendments to Part 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation

The goal is enhancing the copyright and implementation of obligations of Russia joining WTO.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 764 of September 28, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Control of Observance of Standards of Disclosing of Information by Subjects of Natural Monopolies

Refines the above rules.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 108n of September 22, 2010 on the Invalidation of the Orders of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 67n of July 22, 2003, No. 135n of December 31, 2004 and Individual Provisions of the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 115n of September 18, 2006

Beginning with the annual accounting reports for 2011, organisations must use new forms.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 771 of September 29, 2010 on the Procedure of Import of Medicines for Medical Application to the Territory of the Russian Federation

Introduces a new procedure of import to Russia of medicines for medical application.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 735n of August 26, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Sale of Medicines for Medical Application by Medical Organisations Having a License for Pharmacy Activities and Their Separate Divisions (Dispensaries, Feldsher and Obstetrician Stations, General Practitioner (Family) Centres) Located in Rural Settlements Lacking Apothecary Organisations

The new law on medicines permits their retail sale in the above cases.

Instruction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 136-I of September 16, 2010 on the Procedure for the Authorised Banks (Branches) to Carry out Individual Types of Bank Operations with Foreign Currencies in Cash and Operations with Checks (Including the Travellers Checks) with the Nominal Value in Foreign Currencies Involving Natural Persons

Specifies the procedure for the authorised banks (their branches), including internal structural divisions, to carry out individual types of operations with foreign currencies in cash and checks (including travellers checks) involving natural persons.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 10-55/pz-n of August 12, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Regulation of the Federal Service for Financial Markets

Endorses a new regulation of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 791 of October 5, 2010 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 372 of April 30, 2009

Adjusts the list of process equipment not produced in Russia and exempted from VAT when imported to this country.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 794n of September 10, 2010 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of Russia No. 205n of April 1, 2010 on the Endorsement of the List of Services in the Area of Labour Safety Requiring Accreditation and the Rules of Accreditation of Organisations Rendering Services in the Area of Labour Safety

In the absence of special services supervising labour safety, one may attract accredited organisations rendering services in the given area.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 769 of September 7, 2010 on the Categories of Goods That Must Contain Information on Their Energy Efficiency Class in the Technical Documents Attached to These Goods and Labels, As Well As on the Characteristics of Goods Indicating the Categories of Goods That Do Not Require Inclusion of Information on Their Energy Efficiency in the Technical Documents Attached to These Goods and Labels in Compliance with the Requirements of the Federal Law on Energy Saving and Improvement of Energy Efficiency and on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Technical documents and labels of certain goods must contain information on their energy efficiency class.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 213 of August 11, 2010 on the Endorsement of Recommendations on the Information Included in the Employee Report on the Operation (Transaction) Subject to Obligatory Control or an Unusual Operation (Transaction)

Certain transactions subject to obligatory control or unusual operations must be reported by employees.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 51n of May 27, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Creation of the Joint Certification Commission

The commission is created to carry out qualification examinations for persons wishing to get auditor certificates.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 805n of September 15, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Minimum Range of Medicines for Medical Application Necessary for the Rendering of Medical Aid

According to the new law on medicines being in effect from September 1, 2010, apothecary organisations, individual entrepreneurs having a license for pharmacy activities must ensure a minimum range of medicines necessary for the rendering of medical aid.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 219-e/6 of August 31, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Methodology Directions on the Calculation of Increasing (Decreasing) Coefficients to Tariff Rates for the Services of Transfer of Electric Energy Depending on the Correlation of Consumption of Active and Reactive Power for Individual Power Receiving Devices (Groups of Power Receiving Devices) of Consumers of Electric Energy Used for Determination of Liabilities of Parties under the Contracts for the Services of Transfer of Electric Energy over the Joint National (All-Russia) Electric Network (Power-Supply Contracts)

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 795 of October 5, 2010 on the State Program "Patriotic Education of Citizens of the Russian Federation for the Years 2011-2015"

Endorses the above program.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 740n of August 26, 2010 on the Amendments to the Procedure of Assigning of the Monthly Monetary Payment to the Heroes of the Soviet Union, Heroes of the Russian Federation, Holders of the Order of Glory and Members of Their Families Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 461 of June 13, 2006

Adjusts the above procedure.

Federal Law No. 271-FZ of October 11, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Circulation of Medicines

Prohibits for 6 years from the date of the state registration of the medicine to obtain, disclose, use for commercial purposes information on the results of its preclinical and clinical testing without agreement of the rights holder.

Forecast of the Socio-Economic Development of the Russian Federation for the Year 2011 and for the Planned Period of 2012 and 2013 (Worked out by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation)

Provides the forecast of the socio-economic development of Russia for the years 2011-2013 taking into account information of the Central Bank of Russia, federal and regional bodies of executive power.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 411 of September 20, 2010 on the Amendments to the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for Some Types of Civil Passenger Airplanes

Adjusts individual acts of the Commission of the Customs Union.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 410 of September 20, 2010 on the Amendments to the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for Specialised Port Equipment

Introduces the zero import customs duty for smaller port cranes.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation of July 8, 2010 on the Procedure of Keeping of the Joint State Register of Self-Regulating Organisations of Bankruptcy Commissioners

Specifies the list of information included in the special register.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of October 13, 2010 on the Implementation of the Exchange Rate Policy of the Bank of Russia

Extends the range of permitted values of the rouble cost of the dual currency basket.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 824 of October 12, 2010 on the Endorsement of the General Terms of Emission and Circulation at the International Capital Market of Bonds of International Bonded Loans of the Russian Federation

Specifies the procedure of emission and circulation at the international capital market of bonds of international bonded loans of the Russian Federation nominated in roubles.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 808 of October 12, 2010 on the Suspension of the Technical Regulation on the Safety Requirements to Blood, Its Products, Blood Replacement Solutions and Technical Means Used in Transfusion and Infusion Therapy

Suspends the above regulation until December 31, 2010.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 803 of October 12, 2010 on the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Cement Exported Outside the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements

Adjusts some rates of customs duties for cement exported outside the member-states of the Customs Union.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1746 of September 22, 2010 on the Powers of Customs Bodies to Carry out Customs Operations for Certain Types of Goods Moved by Natural Persons

Specifies a new list of customs bodies authorised to carry out customs operations for transport vehicles imported by natural persons.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. AS-37-2/13179@ of October 13, 2010 on the Procedure of Filling of the Application for the Import of Goods and Payment of Indirect Taxes

The names of the goods may be recorded on the basis of the invoice or transportation documents.

Federal Law No. 276-FZ of October 16, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Namibia on the Mutual Promotion and Protection of Capital Investments

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 273-FZ of October 16, 2010 on the Ratification of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and Japan on the Mutual Legal Aid in Criminal Cases

The treaty was signed in Tokyo on May 12, 2009.

Federal Law No. 272-FZ of October 16, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Insurance Contributions to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation, Federal Fund of Obligatory Medical Insurance and Territorial Funds of Obligatory Medical Insurance and Article 33 of the Federal Law on the Obligatory Medical Insurance in the Russian Federation

Adjusts the laws on insurance contributions to the state extra-budgetary funds and on the obligatory pension insurance.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 834 of October 14, 2010 on the Particulars of Writing off of Federal Property

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 829 of October 14, 2010 on the Rewards for the Free Reproduction of Phonograms and Audio and Video Pieces for Personal Use

Endorses the regulation on the distribution and paying out of rewards for the free reproduction of phonograms and audio and video pieces.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 814 of October 12, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rules and Methods of Investigation (Testing) and Measurements Necessary for the Application and Implementation of the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Wheeled Transport Vehicles and Assessment of Compliance

The above rules and methods are used in the cases when they are not available in the standardisation documents.

Order of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency No. 534 of September 16, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Submission of Materials for Their Processing to Adopt a Decision on Undesirable Stay (Residence) of a Foreign Citizen or Stateless Person on the Territories and in Organisations Supervised by the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia

The Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia may adopt a decision on undesirable stay (residence) of a foreign citizen or stateless person on the territories and in organisations supervised by it.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 122 of September 9, 2010 on the Endorsement of SanPiN 2.2.1/2.1.1.2739-10 "Amendments 3 to SanPiN 2.2.1/2.1.1.1200-03 "Sanitary Protection Zones and Sanitary Classification of Enterprises, Structures and Other Objects. New Wording""

Revises related sanitary rules and norms.

Order of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control No. 416/489 of August 31, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Requirements to Protection of Information Available in Public-Use Information Systems

Protection of information must be ensured when public-use federal state information systems are connected to telecommunication networks.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-07-09/46 of October 12, 2010

According to the amendments to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation having entered into force from September 2, 2010, the invoice must indicate the name of the currency, however, this information may be omitted until the Government of the Russian Federation endorses a new form of the invoice.

Protocol on the Amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus on Avoidance of Double Taxation for the Taxes on Incomes and Capital of December 5, 1998 (Nicosia, October 7, 2010)

Adjusts the intergovernmental agreement of Russia and Cyprus on avoidance of double taxation for incomes and capital.

Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 52 of October 14, 2010 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 30 of June 30, 2008 on Some Issues of Application by Arbitration Courts of the Antimonopoly Legislation

Changes the earlier prepared explanations on the application of the antimonopoly legislation.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-6/457@ of September 21, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Notifications of the Opening (Closing), of the Changing of Details of Account (Deposit) in the Bank Located Outside the Territory of the Russian Federation and of the Presence of Account in the Bank Outside the Territory of the Russian Federation

Residents must report to tax bodies not only the opening (closing), presence of accounts (deposits) in foreign banks, but also the changing of their details. Introduces new forms of such notifications.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-37-3/13687@ of October 19, 2010 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for September 2010

Provides the above information.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 844 of October 18, 2010 on the Standards of Disclosing of Information by Subjects of Natural Monopolies Rendering Services of Transportation of Oil and Oil Products over Arterial Pipelines

Subjects of natural monopolies transporting oil and oil products over mainlines must disclose information on their activities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 841 of October 18, 2010 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 753 of September 15, 2009

The amendments pertain to the declarations and certificates of compliance issued before the entry into force of the technical regulation on the safety of machines and equipment.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 838 of October 18, 2010 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Form of the Visa, Procedure and Terms of Its Drawing up and Issuance, Prolongation, Restoration in the Cases of Loss, As Well As Revocation

The amendments pertain to foreigners and stateless persons whose parents and spouses are citizens of Russia.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 444 of September 20, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Keeping of the State Register of Cadastral Engineers and the Procedure of Providing Information on the Cadastral Engineer Available in the State Register of Cadastral Engineers

Specifies the above rules.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 853 of October 20, 2010 on the Temporary Prohibition to Export Some Types of Agricultural Products from the Territory of the Russian Federation

Introduces a temporary prohibition from January 2 to June 30, 2011 to export wheat, meslin, barley, rye and maize.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 851 of October 20, 2010 on the Procedure to Make Payments for the Purpose of Redemption by the Founders (Participants) of the Debtor Unitary Enterprise, Owner of the Debtor Property and/or a Third Party of the Claims in Obligatory Payments in the Course of Procedures Used in the Cases of Bankruptcy

Amendments were introduced to the law on bankruptcy pertaining to debts in obligatory payments included in the register of creditor claims.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 848 of October 20, 2010 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 982 of December 1, 2009

Adjusts two joint lists of products of the technical regulation on the safety of machines and equipment.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. AS-37-2/13886@ of October 21, 2010 on the Explanation of the Procedure of Filling of the Application for the Import of Goods and Payment of Indirect Taxes

Importers submit to tax bodies application for the import of goods and payment of indirect taxes.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 246-e/4 of October 7, 2010 on the Limiting Levels of Tariff Rates for Electric Energy (Power) Supplied to Buyers at Retail Markets, Except for the Electric Energy (Power) Supplied to the Population and the Categories of Consumers of Similar Status on the Territories Not Included in the Pricing Zones of the Wholesale Market for 2011

The amendments to the law on the electric power supply industry specifies exhaustive lists of prices (tariff rates) subject to state regulation at the wholesale and retail markets.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 245-e/3 of October 7, 2010 on the Limiting Levels of Tariff Rates for Electric Energy Supplied to the Population and the Categories of Consumers of Similar Status for 2011

Specifies the above tariff rates.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Mass Communication of the Russian Federation, Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Control over Circulation of Narcotics, Federal Customs Service, Federal Migration Service and the Federal Tax Service Nos. 412, 645, 1183, 216, 422, 782n, 120, 425, 370, 1638, 264, MMV-7-6/437@ of September 3, 2010 on the Functioning of the State Information System "Law Enforcement Portal of the Russian Federation"

The system is expected to provide full information on activities of the above agencies.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-37-3/13942@ of October 22, 2010 on the Issue of Taxation with the Value Added Tax of the Works of Processing of Customer-Supplied Raw Materials Envisaged in Item 1 of Article 4 of the Protocol on the Procedure of Collection of Indirect Taxes in the Cases of Carrying out Works, Rendering Services in the Customs Union of December 11, 2009

The processing of customer-supplied raw materials imported to the territory of the member-state of the Customs Union from another participant of the Customs Union followed by subsequent export of the products of processing to another country is subject to VAT at the zero rate.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-07-15/131 of October 6, 2010 on the Procedure of Filling of the Tax Declaration for the Value Added Tax for the III Quarter of 2010 and Until the New Form of the Declaration Is Endorsed

Explains the procedure of filling of the declaration for the value added tax taking into account the acts of the Customs Union.

Methodology Recommendations on the Issuance of Statements (Prepared by the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market)

The Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market is authorised to issue statements attached to applications for the exclusive right for the name of the place of origin of alcoholic products.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-9939/10 of October 8, 2010 on the Invalidation of Individual Provisions of the Procedure of Registration of Incomes and Expenses and Economic Operations for Individual Entrepreneurs Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Taxes and Fees No. 86n/BG-3-04/430 of August 13, 2002

Invalidates individual provisions regulating the procedure of registration of incomes, expenses and economic operations by entrepreneurs.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 858 of October 26, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Products of Oil Exported Outside the Territory of the Russian Federation and the Territories of the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements

Increases the rates of export customs duties.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 857 of October 25, 2010 on the Endorsement of the List of Objects and Technologies with a High Energy Efficiency Where Investments in Their Creation Serve As Grounds to Get Investment Tax Credit

The organisation investing in the creation of objects and technologies having a high energy efficiency may get investment tax credit.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 507 of October 22, 2010 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia No. 180 of May 14, 2010 on the Procedure to Provide Information Available in the Joint State Register of Rights for Immovable Property and Transactions with It

The request until January 1, 2011 is submitted on paper in the course of the personal visit.

Letter of the Central Bank of Russia No. 141-T of October 26, 2010 on the Recommendations for Credit Organisations on the Approaches to the Choice of Providers and Interaction with Them in the Cases of Remote Bank Services

The recommendations are expected to reduce the risks in the cases of use of outsourcing by credit organisations.

Information of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Area of Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Well-Being of October 22, 2010 on the Replacement of Cellular Phones

The buyer may replace the goods within 14 days.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 854 of October 23, 2010 on the Amendments to the Rules of Submission of Notifications of the Beginning of Individual Types of Entrepreneurial Activities and Registration of the Mentioned Notifications

Some organisations and individual entrepreneurs must notify control bodies of the beginning of their activities.

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 438 of September 30, 2010 on the Average Market Cost of 1 Square Meter of Total Dwelling Space for Subjects of the Russian Federation for the IV Quarter of 2010

Specifies the average market cost of 1 square meter of dwelling space in the regions for the IV quarter of 2010.

Order of the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 52n of September 1, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Submission in the Electronic Form of Declarations on the Volumes of Production, Circulation and Use of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products

Specifies the above procedure.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of October 29, 2010

The rate of refinancing of the Bank of Russia is not changed.

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