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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 31.01.2011

Federal Law No. 442-FZ of December 29, 2010 on the Amendments to the Forestry Code of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Improves the legal regulation of forestry relations.

Federal Law No. 441-FZ of December 29, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Fund of Assistance of Reformation of the Housing and Communal Sector and Invalidation of Individual Legislative Acts (Provisions of Legislative Acts) of the Russian Federation

The work of the Fund of Assistance of Reformation of the Housing and Communal Sector is prolonged until 2013.

Federal Law No. 438-FZ of December 29, 2010 on the Invalidation of Individual Provisions of Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Abandons the norms requiring reservation of resources to guarantee the back travel of foreigners employed in Russia.

Federal Law No. 437-FZ of December 29, 2010 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on Non-Commercial Organisations and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The amendments are expected to improve transparency and efficiency of work of state corporations (companies).

Federal Law No. 435-FZ of December 29, 2010 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Improving Circulation of Lands of Agricultural Destination

Regulates the procedure of forced withdrawal of land plots of agricultural destination.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 510 of December 8, 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 Pertaining to Raw Oil and Produced at the Deposits of the Republic of Belarus

Introduces new subheadings in the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2546-U of December 24, 2010 on the Interest Rates for the Deposit Operations of the Bank of Russia

From December 27, 2010, increases the fixed interest rates for the deposit operations of the Bank of Russia by 0.25 percentage points.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1149 of December 27, 2010 on the Measures of Implementation of the Federal Law on Microfinancial Activities and Microfinancial Organisations

The Ministry of Finance of Russia is empowered with control and enforcement in the area of microfinancial activities.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 183n of December 23, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Chart of Accounts of Autonomous Institutions and Its Application Instructions

Endorses a separate chart of accounts of autonomous institutions and its application instructions.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 174n of December 16, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Chart of Accounts of Budget-Supported Institutions and Its Application Instructions

Endorses the chart of accounts of budget-supported institutions and its application instructions.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 26 of January 9, 2011 on the Endorsement of the List of Frontier Territories Where Foreign Citizens, Stateless Persons and Foreign Legal Entities Cannot Own Land Plots As Property

Specifies the list of such territories.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1231 of December 31, 2010 on the Amendments to Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation Improving Obligatory Social Insurance against Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases

The amendments are stipulated by the changes in the legislation on the obligatory social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1227 of December 31, 2010 on the Particulars of Licensing of Activities of Insurance Medical Organisations in the Area of Obligatory Medical Insurance and Invalidation of Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

Activities of insurance medical organisations in the area of obligatory medical insurance are licensed by the Federal Service of Russia for Enforcement of Insurance Activities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1226 of December 31, 2010 on the Publication of Explanations on the Uniform Application of the Federal Law on Obligatory Medical Insurance in the Russian Federation

The new law on obligatory medical insurance is entered into force from January 1, 2011. Some of its provision are applied from 2012.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1211 of December 31, 2010 on the Points of Transfer through the State Border of the Russian Federation to Export from the Russian Federation outside the Joint Customs Territory of the Customs Union Individual Categories of Goods by the Highway Transport

Specifies the points of transfer to export oil and some of its products by the highway transport.

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 22-P of December 20, 2010 on the Case of Constitutionality of Part 8 of Article 4 and Parts 2, 3 and 4 of Article 9 of the Federal Law on the Particulars of Alienation of Immovable Property Owned by Subjects of the Russian Federation or Municipal Formations and Rented by Small and Medium-Size Businesses and on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Appeal of the Administration of the City of Blagoveshchensk

The appeal challenged individual norms of the law on the concessionary privatisation of the regional and municipal immovable property rented by small and medium-size businesses.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 1169n of December 23, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Form of Estimate for Accrued and Transferred Insurance Contributions for Obligatory Medical Insurance of Non-Working Population

Endorses the above form.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 2385 of December 13, 2010 on the Fixed Amounts of Security of Payment of Customs Duties, Taxes for Excisable Goods

Introduces new fixed amounts of security of payment of customs duties, taxes for excisable goods imported to Russia.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 601 of December 1, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Nomenclature of Goods, Works, Services for the Needs of Ordering Parties

Specifies the nomenclature of goods, works and services for the needs of state and municipal ordering parties.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-6/632@ of November 22, 2010 on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MM-3-09/536@ of September 17, 2007

Adjusts the forms used to report to tax bodies information pertaining to registration of organisations and citizens.

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 461 of October 25, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation on the Execution of the State Function of Control and Enforcement of Completeness and Quality of Implementation by the Bodies of State Power of Subjects of the Russian Federation of the Powers in the Area of State Expert Evaluation of Draft Documents of Territorial Planning, Design Documentation and Results of Engineering Surveys Handed over to Them in Compliance with the City Planning Code of the Russian Federation, as well as Enforcement of Execution of Normative Legal Acts Adopted by the Bodies of State Power of Subjects of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Powers in the Area of State Expert Evaluation of Draft Documents of Territorial Planning, Design Documentation and Results of Engineering Surveys Handed over to Them in Compliance with the City Planning Code of the Russian Federation

Specifies the above procedures.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 192 of September 6, 2010 on the Endorsement of the List of Criteria of Technical and Technological Features of the Transportation Operation the Missing of Which Serves As Grounds for the Carrier and Owner of the Infrastructure to Refuse Coordination of Application for Transportation of Cargo

Preliminary coordination is necessary in the cases of transportation of goods by the railway transport.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 511 of November 18, 2010 on the Instruction on the Procedure of Carrying out of Individual Customs Operations for Temporarily Imported and Temporarily Exported Vehicles of International Transportation

A new instruction specifying the above procedure is entered into force from January 1, 2011.

Decision of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 30/64 of December 23, 2010 on Some Issues Arising When Processing the Cases of Compensation Granted for the Violation of the Right for the Court Hearing in Reasonable Time or the Right for the Execution of the Court Ruling in Reasonable Time

Prepares joint explanations for the above cases.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1043 of December 17, 2010 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 908 of December 31, 2004

Refines the list of foodstuffs subject to 10% VAT in the cases of sale and import.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1191 of December 29, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Register of State and Municipal Contracts, As Well As the Civil Contracts of Budget-Supported Institutions for Supplies of Goods, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services and on the Requirements to the Technological, Software, Linguistic, Legal and Organisational Means of Support of the Official Internet Site Used to Place the Mentioned Register

Specifies a new procedure of keeping of the Register of State and Municipal Contracts for Supplies of Goods, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1107 of December 24, 2010 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 643 of October 24, 2003

Adjusts the rules of the wholesale market of electric energy (power) in the transient period.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 1168N of December 23, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Registration and Removal from Records of Insurants for Non-Working Citizens by Territorial Funds of Obligatory Medical Insurance

Endorses the above procedure.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 513 of November 18, 2010 on the Amendment to the Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 329 of May 20, 2010 on the List of the Categories of Goods That May Be Covered by the Special Customs Procedure and the Terms of Placing of Goods under Such Customs Procedure

The goods intended for doping control are placed under the special customs procedure without duties and taxes. Prohibitions and restriction do not apply either.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 512 of November 18, 2010 on the Regulation on the Particulars of Determination of the Customs Cost of Waste Generated As a Result of Processing of Foreign Goods

The waste is regarded as goods imported to the territory of the Customs Union in this condition.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Federal Treasury No. 646/21 of December 14, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Use of the Official Internet Site to Place Information on the Placing of Orders for Supplies of Goods, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services and on the Requirements to the Technological, Software, Linguistic, Legal and Organisational Means of Support of the Mentioned Site

Specifies the procedure of work with the official Internet site to publish information on the placing of state orders.

Letter of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 02-03-10/05-14557 of December 24, 2010 on the Drawing up of the Reverse Side of the Disability Sheet from January 1, 2011

A new procedure of calculation of temporary disability and maternity allowances is in effect from January 1, 2011.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2446-r of December 27, 2010

Endorses the state program "Energy Saving and Improvement of Energy Efficiency for the Period Until 2020".

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 1147n of December 21, 2010 on the Amendments to the Form of the Estimate for Accrued and Paid Insurance Contributions for Obligatory Social Insurance for the Cases of Temporary Disability and Maternity and for Obligatory Social Insurance against Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases, As Well As Expenses to Pay out Insurance Support

Adjusts Form-4 of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 1135n of December 20, 2010 on the Amendments to the Form of the Estimate for Accrued and Paid Insurance Contributions for Obligatory Pension Insurance to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, Insurance Contributions for Obligatory Medical Insurance to the Federal Fund of Obligatory Medical Insurance and Territorial Funds of Obligatory Medical Insurance by the Payers of Insurance Contributions Making Payments and Paying out Other Rewards to Natural Persons

Adjusts Form RSV-1 of the Pension Fund of Russia.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 157n of December 1, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Uniform Chart of Accounts for the Bodies of State Power (State Bodies), Bodies of Local Government, Bodies of Management of State Extra-Budgetary Funds, State Academies of Sciences, State (Municipal) Institutions and Its Application Instruction

Replaces the Chart of Budget Accounts.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 234 of November 1, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Requirements to the Outfit of Bus Terminals

Specifies the above requirements.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1092 of December 22, 2010 on the Federal Targeted Program "Clean Water" for the Years 2011-2017

Endorses the above federal program. The goal is providing safe potable water to the population.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. KE-4-3/638@ of January 21, 2011 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for December 2010

Provides the above information.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 15 of January 21, 2011 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

Adjusts the rates of export customs duties for raw oil and individual categories of goods of oil exported outside the territory of Russia and the member-states of the Customs Union agreements.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 11 of January 20, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Rate of Export Customs Duty for Frozen Deep-Sea Shrimps Exported Outside the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements

Introduces the zero rate of the duty for the export from Russia outside the Customs Union of frozen shrimps (code of the Customs Union Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities 0306 13 100 0).

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 86 of January 24, 2011 on the Uniform National System of Accreditation

Forms the Federal Service of Accreditation handed over to the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 176n of December 17, 2010 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 6n of January 23, 2009

Adjusts accounting procedures for insurers for operations of direct reimbursement of losses under obligatory insurance of civil liabilities of owners of transport vehicles.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 175n of December 16, 2010 on the Amendments to the Additions and Particulars of Application by Insurance Organisations of the Chart of Accounts of Financial and Economic Activities of Organisations and Its Application Procedure Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 69n of September 4, 2001

Adjusts the particulars of use by insurers of the chart of accounts of financial and economic activities of organisations and its application instruction.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1050 of December 17, 2010 on the Targeted Federal Program "Housing" for the Years 2011-2015

Endorses the above program.

Review of the Legislation and Judicial Practices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation for the III Quarter of 2010 (Endorsed by the Decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of December 8, 2010)

Summarises the results of work of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation for the III quarter of 2010.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-02-07/1-5 of January 14, 2011 on the Respite Granted for the Payment of Taxes for Three Years

The respite (extension schedule) for the payment of federal taxes for more than one year, however, not more than 3 years, is granted at the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Letter of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 02-03-10/05-14665 of December 29, 2010 on the Amount of Temporary Disability Allowance Recorded on the Reverse Side of the Disability Sheet

The handed out amount shows allowance reduced by the income tax from natural persons. Other lines indicate it in full amount.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 25 of January 26, 2011 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 785 of December 21, 2005

Adjusts the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation on the labelling of alcoholic products with special federal stamps.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 19 of January 25, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Requirements to the Collection, Processing, Systematisation, Analysis and Use of Information of Energy Certificates Drawn up As a Result of Obligatory and Voluntary Energy Surveys

Energy surveys may be carried out for a product, technological process, as well as organisation or individual entrepreneur.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 18 of January 25, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Introduction of Energy Efficiency Requirements for Buildings and Structures and Requirements to the Rules of Determination of the Energy Efficiency Class of Apartment Houses

The requirements are applied in the cases of design works, expert evaluation, construction, putting in operation of heat consuming objects.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2570-U of January 24, 2011 on the Use of the Book of Uniform Formats of Bank Electronic Messages for the Cases of Exchange between the Bank of Russia and Credit Organisations (Branches) and Other Clients of the Bank of Russia

The Book is uniform for the whole territory of Russia.

Interim Procedure of Submission of Documents in the Electronic Form to Arbitration Courts of the Russian Federation (Endorsed by the Order of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 1 of January 12, 2011)

The amendments introduced to the Code of Arbitration Procedures of the Russian Federation permit submission of documents in the electronic form.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 655-e of December 31, 2010 on the Categories of Consumers Enjoying the Status of Population and Getting Electric Energy (Power) at Regulated Prices (Tariff Rates)

Specifies the above categories of consumers.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 161n of December 6, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Issuance of the Qualification Certificate of Auditor and the Form of the Qualification Certificate of Auditor

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 116n of September 30, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Keeping of the Joint State Register of Taxpayers

Introduces a new such procedure pursuant to the handing over of the powers to endorse it to the Ministry of Finance of Russia.

Federal Law No. 1-FZ of January 28, 2011 on the Ratification of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on the Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms

The treaty was signed in Prague on April 8, 2010.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of January 31, 2011

The session of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia left unchanged the rate of refinancing and the interest rates for operations of the Central Bank of Russia. However, the normatives of obligatory reserves are increased from February 1, 2011.

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