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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 31.12.2010

Federal Law No. 324-FZ of November 29, 2010 on the Amendments to Part 1 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

If a natural person fails to pay the tax in due time, the arrears are collected through court.

Federal Law No. 322-FZ of November 29, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Turkish Republic on Cooperation in Construction and Operation of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Station in the Turkish Republic

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 314-FZ of November 29, 2010 on the Amendment to Article 48.1 of the City Planning Code of the Russian Federation

Communication structures are included in specially hazardous and technically complicated ones if they are recognised as such in compliance with the legislation in the area of communication.

Federal Law No. 312-FZ of November 29, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Macao on the Air Transport

Regulates technical and commercial issues of work of air transport enterprises of sides.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 947 of November 27, 2010 on the Permitted Share of Foreign Workers for 2011 Used by Economic Subjects Engaged in Activities in Retail Trade and Sports in the Russian Federation

Introduces the permitted share of foreign workers that may be used by economic subjects in 2011.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 933 of November 27, 2010 on the Limiting Value of the Base for Calculation of Insurance Contributions to the State Extra-Budgetary Funds from January 1, 2011

The limiting base is indexed 1.1164 times from January 1, 2011.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 768 of September 7, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Inclusion of Information on Energy Efficiency Class of the Goods in the Technical Documents Attached to Them and Their Labels

According to the law on energy saving, the goods imported and produced for circulation on the territory of Russia must contain information on their energy efficiency class.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2123-r of November 30, 2010

Specifies the quota of permissions for foreign citizens and stateless persons for temporary stay in Russia in 2011 to make 129,486.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 478 of November 18, 2010 on the Amendments to the Joint Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union and the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium

Introduces two new subheadings.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 477 of November 18, 2010 on the Adjustment of the Rate of Import Customs Duty of the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for Coking Coal

The rate of import customs duty is reduced from 5% to 0% of the customs cost.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 943 of November 27, 2010 on the Amendments to Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

Introduces special mark-ups to tariff rates for gas transportation to finance gasification programs.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 940 of November 27, 2010 on the Amendments to Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation Improving the Procedure of Connection to Networks of Engineering and Technical Support

Adjusts the rules of conclusion of public contracts for connection to systems of communal infrastructure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 939 of November 27, 2010 on the Standards of Disclosing of Information by Subjects of Natural Monopolies in the Area of Railway Transportation

Specifies the composition and procedure of disclosing of information by subjects of natural monopolies in the area of railway transportation.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 360 of November 23, 2010 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 403 of November 19, 2009

Adjusts the rules of notary record keeping entering into force from January 1, 2011.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 144n of November 8, 2010 on the Amendments to the Normative Acts on Accounting Work

Adjusts some normative legal acts on accounting.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 969 of December 3, 2010 on the Program of Training of Mediators

Mediation is introduced in Russia from January 1, 2011 to permit to solve disputes and reach consensus. A program of training of mediators is introduced for this purpose.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 968 of December 3, 2010 on the Amendments to the General Exceptions for Agreements between Credit and Insurance Organisations

Agreements between economic subjects restricting competition are prohibited, however, with exceptions.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 938 of November 27, 2010 on the Standards of Disclosing of Information by Subjects of Natural Monopolies Providing Services in Transport Terminals, Ports and Airports and Services of Use of Infrastructure of Internal Water Ways

Specifies the composition and procedure of disclosing of information in the above cases.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 480 of November 18, 2010 on the Adjustment of the Rate of Import Customs Duty of the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for Heparin and Its Salts

The rate of import customs duty for heparin and its salts is reduced from 10% to 0% of the customs cost.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 481 of November 18, 2010 on the Temporary Prohibition to Export Light Distillates and Products, Kerosene and Gas Oils from the Territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan prolongs the above prohibition for six months.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2513-U of November 8, 2010 on the Amendments to the Instruction of the Bank of Russia No. 110-I of January 16, 2004 on the Obligatory Normatives of Banks

Adjusts the procedure of calculation of obligatory normatives of banks.

Federal Law No. 350-FZ of December 9, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 12 of the Federal Law on the Obligatory Social Insurance against Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases

The earnings used to assign the monthly insurance payment are increased taking into account the indexing coefficients.

Federal Law No. 348-FZ of December 8, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Obligatory Social Insurance against Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases

Refines the notions of object of taxation, base for calculation of insurance contributions, insurance tariff rate and introduces a new one earnings of the insured.

Federal Law No. 343-FZ of December 8, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Obligatory Social Insurance for the Cases of Temporary Disability and Maternity

The amendments pertain to the procedure of calculation of allowances in the above cases.

Federal Law No. 339-FZ of December 8, 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 Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

A number of payers enjoy reduced rates of insurance contributions in 2011-2014.

Federal Law No. 336-FZ of December 8, 2010 on the Amendments to Articles 10 and 20 of the Federal Law on Precious Metals and Precious Stones and Articles 6 and 13 of the Federal Law on the Fundamentals of State Regulation of Foreign Trade Activities

Refines the rules of import and export of precious metals and stones.

Federal Law No. 335-FZ of December 8, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 3 of the Law of the Russian Federation on the Customs Tariff

The Government of the Russian Federation is permitted to introduce the rates of export duties for individual goods using a special procedure.

Federal Law No. 331-FZ of December 8, 2010 on the Insurance Tariff Rates for Obligatory Social Insurance against Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases for the Year 2011 and for the Planned Period of 2012 and 2013

Specifies the above figures.

Federal Law No. 330-FZ of December 8, 2010 on the Ratification of the Protocol to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Chinese People's Republic on Cooperation in Construction on the Territory of the Chinese People's Republic of the Nuclear Power Station and the State Credit Granted by Russia to the Chinese People's Republic of December 18, 1992

Ratifies the above protocol.

Federal Law No. 329-FZ of December 8, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia on the Promotion and Mutual Protection of Capital Investments

Ratifies the above agreement.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 259-e/5 of October 26, 2010 on the Amendments to the Formulas of Indexing of the Regulated Prices (Tariff Rates) for Electric Energy (Power) Applied in the Contracts for Purchase and Sale of Electric Energy (Power), Procedure of Their Application, As Well As the Procedure of Fixing of Planned and Actual Figures Used in the Mentioned Formulas Endorsed by the Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 268-e/1 of October 30, 2009

Adjusts the above formulas.

Order of the Ministry of Mass Communication of the Russian Federation No. 107 of August 16, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service of Enforcement in the Area of Information Technologies and Mass Communication on the Use of the State Function of Processing of Appeals of Communication Operators on the Issues of Connection of Telecommunication Networks and Interaction of Communication Operators, Adoption of Decisions on Them and Issuance of Orders in Compliance with the Federal Law

A new regulation is endorsed pursuant to the reorganisation of the federal agencies.

Federal Law No. 356-FZ of December 10, 2010 on the Amendments to the Law of the Russian Federation on the Veterinary

Improves state management in the area of veterinary.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 494 of December 8, 2010 on the Instruction on the Procedure of Submission and Use of the Customs Declaration in Electronic Form

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 489 of December 8, 2010 on the Amendments to the Joint Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union for Tree Harvesting Machines Produced More Than Three Years Ago

Introduces the rates of import customs duties for tree harvesting machines produced more than three year ago.

Order of the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 61n of October 28, 2010 on the Fixing and Introduction from January 1, 2011 of the Minimum Prices for Cognac and on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 29n of April 20, 2010

Introduces the minimum prices for cognac from January 1, 2011 making Rbl 152 for producers, Rbl 167 for suppliers and Rbl 193 for retail trade per 0.5 l bottle of the finished product.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 590n of August 2, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Special Requirements to the Storage Conditions for Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Registered According to Available Procedure in the Russian Federation As Medicines for Medical Application in the Apothecary, Treatment and Prevention Institutions, Research, Educational Organisations and Organisations of the Wholesale Trade of Medicines

Specifies the above requirements.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-37-3/17401@ of December 13, 2010 on the Codes of the Types of Excisable Goods for Automobile Gasoline and Diesel Fuel When Filling in the Tax Declarations for Excisable Goods, Except for Tobacco Items, Submitted for Operations Carried out from January 1, 2011

From January 1, 2011, the rates of excise duty taxes for automobile gasoline and diesel fuel are differentiated by classes specified in the technical regulation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1011 of December 10, 2010 on the Amendments to the Classification of Fixed Assets Included in the Amortisation Groups

Refines the classification of fixed assets included in the amortisation groups.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1009 of December 10, 2010 on the Amendments to the List of the Types of Goods Requiring Inclusion of Information on the Energy Efficiency Class in the Technical Documents Attached to These Goods and Their Labels

Revises the list of such goods.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 143n of November 8, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Accounting Regulation "Information by Segments" (PBU 12/2010)

The regulation specifies the rules of generation and presentation of information by segments in accounting reports of commercial organisations (other than credit organisations) being legal entities in compliance with the legislation of Russia.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 507 of October 14, 2010 on the Adjustment of the Rates of the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for Individual Types of Agricultural Equipment

Increases the rates for the import to the Customs Union of continuous action elevators and conveyors for goods and materials (codes 8428 32 000 0, 8428 39 900 0).

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 506 of November 18, 2010 on the Amendments to the List of Goods Covered by Tariff Quotas from January 1, 2010, As Well As the Volumes of Tariff Quotas for the Import of These Goods to the Territories of the Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation

Introduces tariff quotas for the import of meat of bovine animals to Belarus for 2010.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 505 of November 18, 2010 on the List of Goods Covered by Tariff Quotas from January 1, 2011, As Well As the Volumes of Tariff Quotas for the Import of These Goods to the Territories of the Member-States of the Customs Union

The quotas apply to the meat of bovine animals, pork and trimming, meat and edible offal of poultry, etc.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service of Russia No. ShS-37-3/17821@ of December 16, 2010 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for November 2010

Specifies the above information.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1012 of December 10, 2010 on the Licensing of Cultivation of Plants Containing Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances or Their Precursors for Use for Scientific, Educational Purposes and in Expert Activities

Specifies the above procedure.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-02-07/1-585 of December 9, 2010

If tax bodies need information on the checked parties availabel in other organisations they may request it through the tax bodies where these organisations are registered in.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-05-06-04/437

Transport tax is a regional one. The taxable base is based on the engine power rating.

Order of the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 64n of December 7, 2010 on the Fixing and Introduction from January 1, 2011 of the Minimum Price for Ethyl Alcohol from Edible Raw Materials Produced on the Territory of the Russian Federation

From January 1, 2011, it makes Rbl 68 per litre of anhydrous alcohol.

Regulation of the Central Bank of Russia No. 361-P of November 15, 2010 on the Procedure for the Bank to Report in the Electronic Form to the Contrl Body in Charge of the Payment of Insurance Contributions the Opening or Closing of the Account, the Changing of the Account Details

The banks must report to contrl bodies the opening and closing of accounts, as well as the changing of their details.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1002 of December 8, 2010 on the Amendments to and Invalidation of Some Acts of the Government of he Russian Federation

69 acts of the Government of the Russian Federation are being brought in compliance with the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 231 of October 25, 2010 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 82 of June 28, 2007

Refines the general rules of transportation of passengers, luggage, cargo and the requirements to the services for passengers, consignors and consignees.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1849 of October 7, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Purchase of Excise Duty Stamps for Labelling Alcoholic Products and Control of Their Use

Excise duty stamps are purchased by importers in the customs bodies at the place of registration.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-37-3/17864@ of December 16, 2010 on the Procedure of Filling of Tax Declarations for Excise Duty Taxes for Excisable Goods Exported to the Member-States of the Customs Union

An agreement and protocol pertaining to collection of indirect taxes in the cases of export and import of goods, carrying out works and rendering services in the Customs Union.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2541-U of December 17, 2010 on the Requirements of the Bank of Russia to the Figures of Accounting Reports and Other Information on Organisations Having Liabilities under Promissory Notes (Credit Contracts) Provided by Credit Organisations As a Security for the Credits of the Bank of Russia

The Central Bank of Russia grants credits to banks secured with promissory notes or claims rights under credit contracts.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2520-U of November 15, 2010 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 311-P of September 7, 2007 on the Procedure for the Bank to Report in the Electronic Form to the Tax Body the Closing or Opening of Account, the Changing of Account Details

Adjusts the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1049 of December 17, 2010 on the Endorsement of the List of Automobile and Aircraft Gasoline, Diesel and Ship Fuel, Fuel for Jet Engines and Fuel Oil Requiring Obligatory Certification of Compliance When Placed under Customs Regimens Permitting Alienation or Use of These Goods (Products) for Their Designated Purposes on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Endorses the above list.

Order of the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 63n of December 6, 2010 on the Fixing and Introduction from January 1, 2011 of the Minimum Prices for Vodka, Liqueurs and Other Alcoholic Products Stronger Than 28 Percent (Except Cognac)

The price for the home-made vodka supplied by the producer organisation may not be lower than Rbl 77.7 per 0.5 l.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of December 24, 2010 on the Rate of Refinancing and the Interest Rates for Individual Operations of the Bank of Russia

The rate of refinancing and the interest rates of the Bank of Russia are not changed.

Information of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation of December 15, 2010 on the Federal Law No. 343-FZ of December 8, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Obligatory Social Insurance in the Cases of Temporary Disability and Maternity

According to the amendments entering into force from January 1, 2011, appropriate allowances are calculated proceeding from the average earnings of the insured for the two previous calendar years.

Federal Law No. 385-FZ of December 23, 2010 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Refines the notion of the "skilled foreign worker".

Federal Law No. 382-FZ of December 23, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 145.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation

Adjusts some provisions of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation specifying criminal responsibility for the failure to pay earnings.

Federal Law No. 369-FZ of December 23, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 11 of the Federal Law on the Fundamentals of Regulation of Trade Activities in the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Refines some legal acts pursuant to the entry into force of the law on the fundamentals of regulation of trade activities.

Federal Law No. 368-FZ of December 23, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Commission of the Customs Union on the Terms of Stay of the Commission of the Customs Union on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 365-FZ of December 23, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Abkhazia on the Promotion and Mutual Protection of Investments

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 362-FZ of December 23, 2010 on the Ratification of the Memorandum on the Mutual Understanding in the Area of Coordinated Development of the Ring Road around the Black Sea

The memorandum was signed in Belgrade on April 19, 2007.

Federal Law No. 361-FZ of December 23, 2010 on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment

Russia jointed the above convention.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1110 of December 24, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Goods of Oil Exported outside the Territory of the Russian Federation and the Territories of the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements

Increases export duties from January 1, 2011.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1072 of December 20, 2010 on the Coefficient of Indexing of the Amount of the Monthly Insurance Payment in the Cases of Obligatory Social Insurance against Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases

The monthly payments in the above cases are indexed taking into account the level of inflation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1067 of December 20, 2010 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 863 of December 28, 2004

Introduces a uniform fee for the customs registration of some goods placed under the export procedures.

Federal Law No. 401-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Electric Power Supply Industry and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The amendments pertain to the wholesale market of electric energy and power.

Federal Law No. 400-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 5 of the Federal Law on the Audit Activities

The amendments pertain to the obligatory audit.

Federal Law No. 399-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Mongolia on the Creation of the Joint Limited-Liability Company Dornod Uran

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 395-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

VAT does not apply now to operations of sale (transfer) of state and municipal immovable property to small and medium-size businesses renting them.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1111 of December 24, 2010 on the Tariff Quotas for Beef, Pork and Poultry Meat for the Year 2011

Endorses distribution of quotas between supplying countries.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1089 of December 22, 2010 on the Procedure of Managing of Rights for Integrated Processes Owned by the Russian Federation

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 583 of November 29, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Technical Layout of Room and the Requirements to Its Preparation

The technical layout is necessary when the room is registered for cadastral purposes.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 10-70/pz-n of November 23, 2010 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Procedure of Introduction of Changes to the Register of Holders of Registered Securities and Depositary Record Keeping in the Cases of Buy out of Stocks by the Joint-Stock Company at the Demand of Stock-Holders Endorsed by the Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 07-39/pz-n of April 5, 2007

Adjusts the above procedure.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 2154 of November 18, 2010 on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Customs Service of Russia No. 1268 of July 7, 2010

Provides a new wording for the list of customs bodies authorised to carry out customs operations with goods moved using ATA carnets.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 145 of November 12, 2010 on the Endorsement of Sanitary Rules SanPiN 2.3.2.2757-10 "Amendments 21 to SanPiN 2.3.2.1078-01"

Delicacies can only be made from chilled meat.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 10-68/pz-n of November 11, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Reports of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation on Operations with Assets (Monetary Resources and Securities) Generated at the Expense of Resources of Insurance Contributions for the Financing of the Accumulated Part of the Labour Pension Received in the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in the Reporting Period of the Appropriate Fiscal Year

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 147n of November 10, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure, Deadlines and Forms of Reports to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation on the Additional Requirements Envisaged by the Self-Regulating Organisation of Auditors in the Standards of Audit Activities to the Requirements Specified in the Federal Standards of Audit Activities, As Well As on the Additional Requirements Included in the Rules of Independence of Auditors and Audit Organisations Adopted by It and Additional Norms of Professional Ethics Included in the Code of Professional Ethics of Auditors Adopted by It

Additional requirements adopted by the self-regulating organisation of auditors must be reported to the Ministry of Finance of Russia.

Decision of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation No. 142 of November 10, 2010 on the Endorsement of Hygienic Normatives GN 2.1.6.2752-10 "Extension 7 to GN 2.1.6.2309-07 "Approximate Safe Levels of Interference of Pollutants in the Atmospheric Air of Residential Settlements""

Extends the above normatives.

Order of the Ministry of Power Supplies of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 527/236 of November 1, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Norms of Natural Loss of Oil and Oil Products in the Cases of Transportation by the Railway, Highway, Water Types of Transport in the Intermodal Railway and Water Transportation

Endorses the above norms.

Order of the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 59n of October 26, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Technical Regulation in the Area of Production and Circulation of Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products Pertaining to Storage of Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Edible Products Packed in Consumer Containers

Specifies the above conditions.

Federal Law No. 411-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation

The amendments are stipulated by the entry into force of the law on the fundamentals of state regulation of trade activities.

Federal Law No. 410-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Suspension of the Federal Law "Technical Regulation on the Safety of Low-Voltage Equipment"

Suspends the technical regulation from December 31, 2010 to January 1, 2012.

Federal Law No. 409-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pertaining to Regulation of Paying out of Dividends (Distribution of Profits)

Adjusts the laws on joint-stock and limited-liability companies, as well as the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

Federal Law No. 408-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 27 of the Federal Law on the Protection of Rights of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs in the Cases of State Control (Enforcement) and Municipal Control

Shifts from January 1, 2011 to July 1, 2011 the end of the period of effect of one of the norms of the law on the protection of rights of businesses in the cases of checks.

Federal Law No. 407-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Assistance of Development of Housing Construction

According to the amendments, the Federal Fund of Assistance of Development of Housing Construction may transfer land plots owned by it in the property of public legal formations.

Federal Law No. 396-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Exemption from Certain Forms of Customs Control Applied by the Customs Bodies of the Member-States of the Customs Union

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 393-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the French Republic on the Temporary Employment of Citizens of One State on the Territory of the Other

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 391-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendment to Article 26 of the Federal Law on the Sea Ports of the Russian Federation and on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Refines the law on sea ports.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1157 of December 27, 2010 on the Procedure to Carry out Works of Obligatory Confirmation of Compliance of Low-Voltage Equipment with the Requirements of the Federal Law "Technical Regulation on the Safety of Low-Voltage Equipment"

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1155 of December 27, 2010 on the Calculation of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Individual Categories of Goods of Oil

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 1080n of December 8, 2010 on the Distribution by the Subjects of the Russian Federation of Quotas for the Issuance of Employment Permissions to Foreign Citizens Endorsed by the Government of the Russian Federation for the Year 2011

The number of permission makes 1,745,584.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 1081n of December 8, 2010 on the Distribution by the Subjects of the Russian Federation of Quotas for the Issuance of Invitations to Enter the Russian Federation for the Purpose of Employment to Foreign Citizens Endorsed by the Government of the Russian Federation for the Year 2011

The number of invitations makes 499,650.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-6/633@ of November 23, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Format of Requests of Tax Bodies to the Bank on the Presence of Accounts in the Bank and/or Residues of Monetary Resources on the Accounts, on the Excerpts on Operations on the Accounts of Organisations (Individual Entrepreneurs, Private Notaries, Lawyers Having Founded Lawyer Cabinets)

The banks must provide information to tax bodies to their requests.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-3/611@ of November 17, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Form of Information on the Incomes of Natural Persons and Its Filling Recommendations, the Format of Information on the Incomes of Natural Persons in the Electronic Form, Guides

Endorses a new form of the certificate of incomes of the natural person (2-NDFL).

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-3/654@ of November 15, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Tax Declaration for the Income Tax from Natural Persons (Form 3-NDFL), Its Filling Procedure and the Format of the Tax Declaration for the Income Tax from Natural Persons (Form 3-NDFL)

Endorses a new form of the declaration for the income tax from natural persons (3-NDFL).

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 454 of October 21, 2010 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 36 of April 1, 2008 on the Procedure of Working out and Coordination of the Special Technical Conditions for the Working out of Design Documentation for the Object of Capital Construction

Refines the above procedures.

Federal Law No. 432-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 58 of the Federal Law on 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 to Article 33 of the Federal Law on the Obligatory Pension Insurance in the Russian Federation

Refines some provisions of the law on insurance contributions to the state extra-budgetary funds. The goal is creation of economic incentives for small businesses.

Federal Law No. 431-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on Assessment Activities in the Russian Federation and to Article 5 of the Federal Law on the Amendments to the Federal Law on Assessment Activities in the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Refines the law on assessment activities.

Federal Law No. 430-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 16 of the Federal Law on the State Regulation of Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol- Containing Products

Since selling alcohol to the underage is prohibited, the seller can demand presentation of the personal identification document.

Federal Law No. 429-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on Insolvency (Bankruptcy) and on Invalidation of Parts 18, 19 and 21 of Article 4 of the Federal Law on the Amendments to the Federal Law on Insolvency (Bankruptcy)

Adjusts same provisions of the acts on insolvency.

Federal Law No. 425-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to Chapters 25 and 26 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

Introduces a differentiated procedure of calculation of the tax on extraction of mineral resources in the cases of production of coal.

Federal Law No. 422-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Ratification of the Protocol on the Amendments to the Customs Union Agreement on the Veterinary and Sanitary Measures of December 11, 2009

Ratifies the above protocol.

Federal Law No. 420-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on Fishing and Preservation of Aquatic Biological Recourses and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The amendments are expected to improve regulation of fishing and preservation of aquatic bioresources.

Federal Law No. 415-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Amendments to Article 8 of the Federal Law on the Purchase and Supplies of Agricultural Produce, Raw Materials and Foodstuffs for State Needs, Invalidation of the Decision of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation on the Measures to Improve Payments for Communication Services and Individual Provisions of Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The amendments pertain to direct debit procedure.

Federal Law No. 413-FZ of December 28, 2010 on the Ratification of the Protocol on the Amendments to the Customs Union Agreement on Plant Quarantine of December 11, 2009

Ratifies the above protocol.

General Agreement between All-Russia Associations of Trade-Unions, All-Russia Associations of Employers and the Government of the Russian Federation for the Years 2011-2013

Specifies general principles of regulation of social and labour and pertinent economic relations.

Decision of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation No. 31 of December 23, 2010 on the Amendments to Some Decisions of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Criminal Cases

Refines some explanations of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on the issues of bribery, theft, illegal entrepreneurial activities, legalisation (laundering) of money and other property and other.

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