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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 30.11.2011

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 826 of October 18, 2011 on the Adoption of the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union on the Requirements to Automobile and Aircraft Gasoline, Diesel and Ship Fuel, Fuel for Rocket Engines and Furnace Oil

Introduces uniform requirements to the fuels in circulation in the Customs Union.

Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 823 of October 18, 2011 on the Adoption of the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union on the Safety of Machines and Equipment

Specifies the above requirements.

Order of the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 13n of June 29, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation on the Provided State Service of Issuance of Special Federal Stamps for Labelling Alcoholic Products Produced on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Introduces a new procedure of issuance of such stamps.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 282 of August 26, 2011 on the Endorsement of the List of Controlled Goods That Must Be Examined by Officials of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision

Endorses the above list.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-9161/11 of October 10, 2011

Confirms the legality of liquidation of the gambling zone Azov City.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-6779/11 of October 17, 2011

Use of subsoil resources: ecological expert evaluation is not required at the auction stage.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 877 of November 4, 2011 on the Amendments to Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation Improving Relations between Suppliers and Consumers of Electric Energy at the Retail Market

Extends the list of information disclosed by guaranteed suppliers.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 875 of November 1, 2011 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 795 of December 23, 2006 and Endorsement of the Rate of Export Customs Duty for Non-Alloyed Nickel

From December 5, the rate of export customs duty for non-alloyed nickel makes USD 2,117.8 per ton.

Federal Law No. 295-FZ of November 6, 2011 on the Amendments to Articles 20.6 and 20.7 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation (Not Yet Entered into Force)

Increases administrative fines for those failing to fulfil the duties of protection of population and territories in emergency situations, requirements of prevention of accidents and disasters at objects of industrial and social destination.

Federal Law No. 296-FZ of November 6, 2011 on the Amendments to Article 12.21.1 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation and Article 35 of the Federal Law "The Charter of the Highway and Urban Surface Electric Transport"

Adjusts the code inasmuch as it pertains to violations in the cases of transportation of heavy cargo.

Federal Law No. 300-FZ of November 6, 2011 on the Amendments to Articles 17 and 22 of the Federal Law on the Obligatory Social Insurance against Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases

The insurant will have to report to the Social Insurance Fund the results of obligatory certification of work places and obligatory medical examinations.

Federal Law No. 303-FZ of November 7, 2011 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Adoption of the Federal Law on the Uniformity of Measurements

The amendments bring certain acts in compliance with the law on the uniformity of measurements.

Federal Law No. 304-FZ of November 7, 2011 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Introducing Responsibility for the Violation of the Rules of Use of the Air Space

Introduces criminal responsibility in the cases of death of people or damage to health.

Federal Law No. 305-FZ of November 7, 2011 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pertaining to Measures of State Support of Shipbuilding and Seafaring

The goal of the amendments is support of domestic shipbuilding and seafaring.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1933-r of November 3, 2011

Extends the list of vital and most important medicines the prices for which are regulated by the state.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 881 of November 3, 2011 on the Procedure for the Forming of Initial (Maximum) Contract Prices (Lot Prices) for Individual Types of Medical Equipment for Inclusion in the Documents on Tenders for Supplies of Such Equipment

Endorses the above rules.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 892 of November 3, 2011 on the Demand for Foreign Workforce in the Russian Federation and Endorsement of Appropriate Quotas for 2012

The figures are the same as in 2011

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 902 of November 3, 2011 on the Procedure for Determination and Official Publication of Deflator Coefficients to the Rate of Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Coal

Specifies the above rules.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 912 of November 3, 2011 on the Amount of Payment for Accreditation in the Area of Technical Examination

Specifies the above amounts.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-11752/11 of October 31, 2011

Examines the right of regions to regulate the prices for baby foods.

Federal Law No. 308-FZ of November 8, 2011 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Combating of Legalisation (Laundering) of Incomes Obtained in a Criminal Way and Financing of Terrorism and to the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation

Abandons the duty to coordinate the rules of internal control.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 882 of November 3, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Processing of Disputes between the Bodies of Executive Power of Subjects of the Russian Federation, Bodies of Local Government of Residential Settlements or Urban Districts, Organisations Engaged in Regulated Types of Activities in the Area of Heat Supplies and Consumers When Endorsing and Updating the Schemes of Heat Supplies

Introduces a new such procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 904 of November 3, 2011 on the Amendments to Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

Adjusts the powers of the Federal Service for the State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography and the Ministry of Economic Development.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 913 of November 3, 2011 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 637 of October 24, 2005

Adjusts the state regulation of tariff rates pursuant to the adoption of amendments to the law on communication.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 505 of September 22, 2011 on the Amendments to the Procedure for Providing Information Included in the State Cadastre of Immovable Property Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia No. 75 of February 27, 2010

Simplifies the procedure for providing information from the state cadastre of immovable property.

Order of the Federal Service for the Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 20n of October 12, 2011 on the Requirements to the Formats of Applications and Other Documents in the Electronic Form Necessary for Providing State Services

Specifies the requirements to the formats of documents submitted in the electronic form.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 531 of September 30, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Requirements to the Determination of the Area of Buildings, Rooms

Specifies the procedure for determination of the area of buildings and rooms in cadastral activities.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-3995/11 of October 31, 2011

Examines individual provisions of the rules of conclusion and execution of public contracts for connection to the systems of the communal infrastructure.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 612 of November 1, 2011 on the Deflator Coefficient K1 for the Year 2012

Fixes the deflator coefficient necessary for the calculation of the taxable base for the uniform imputed income tax for 2012 making 1.4942.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 924 of November 10, 2011 on the Endorsement of the List of Technically Complicated Goods

Extends the list of technically complicated goods.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-10593/11 of November 8, 2011 on the Invalidation of Item 19 of the Appendix to the Order of the Federal Customs Service of Russia No. 1501 of August 10, 2010 on the Introduction in the Practices of the Central Expertise and Forensics Customs Departmetn of the Methodology Recommendations and Methods of Investigation of Goods and the Method of Investigation for Customs Purposes of a Consignment of Pneumatic Tyres Endorsed by the Chief of the Central Expertise and Forensics Customs Departmetn on December 24, 2009

One of the methods applied in the practices of customs bodies is recognised to be illegal.

Federal Law No. 311-FZ of November 16, 2011 on the Amendments to Article 15.25 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation

Sanctions for the failure to observe the deadlines of submission of reports and documents on currency operations are differentiated depending on the length of violation.

Federal Law No. 312-FZ of November 16, 2011 on the Amendments to Articles 3.5 and 15.25 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation

The fine for the failure to observe the deadlines of transfer of monetary resources received from non-residents under foreign-trade contracts is differentiated depending on the period of delay.

Federal Law No. 313-FZ of November 16, 2011 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia on Cooperation and Mutual Aid in the Customs Area

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 314-FZ of November 16, 2011 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia on Cooperation and Mutual Aid in the Customs Area

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 315-FZ of November 16, 2011 on the Ratification of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Finland Republic on the Lease to the Finland Republic of the Russian Part of the Saimaa Canal and the Adjacent Territory and on Navigation through the Saimaa Canal

The Russian part of the Saimaa Canal is leased to Finland for 50 years more.

Federal Law No. 319-FZ of November 16, 2011 on the Amendments to Chapter 29 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

Stakes reception points and processing centres of bookmaker offices and sweepstakes are subject to the tax on the gambling business.

Federal Law No. 320-FZ of November 16, 2011 on the Amendments to Article 251 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

Resources of owners of flats for the capital repair of the common property of the house are exempted from the profit tax.

Federal Law No. 322-FZ of November 16, 2011 on the Amendments to Article 6 of the Federal Law on Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation and the Federal Law on the Procedure for Making Foreign Investments in Economic Companies of Strategic Significance for the Country's Defence and State Security

Adjusts the law on foreign investments in strategic economic companies.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 916 of November 3, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Obligatory Insurance of Civil Liabilities of the Owner of a Hazardous Object for the Damage As a Result of an Accident at the Hazardous Object

Endorses the above rules.

Federal Law No. 321-FZ of November 16, 2011 on the Amendments to Parts 1 and 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation Pertaining to Creation of a Consolidated Group of Taxpayers

The payers of the profit tax may unite in consolidated groups.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1505 of November 17, 2011 on the Amendments to Certain Acts of the President of the Russian Federation

Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation are being brought in compliance with the federal law on the creation of the official internet portal of legal information.

Order of the Federal Service for Supervision over Education and Science No. 1953 of September 5, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Licensing Normatives for the Presence with the License Holder of Textbooks and Other Resources Necessary for the Educational Process in the Programs of Professional Education Implemented in Compliance with the License for Educational Activities

Normatives for obtaining the licence for higher educational institutions.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-8/636@ of October 10, 2011 on the Amendments to the Orders of the Federal Tax Service No. SAE-3-19/824@ of December 1, 2006, No. -3-19/825@ of December 1, 2006 and No. MM-3-19/293@ of May 14, 2007

Electronic money can also be collected in payment of taxes, fees, penalties and fines.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2048-r of November 17, 2011

The limiting cost of one square meter of dwelling space in the Moscow Province and St.Petersburg purchased for state needs.

Federal Law No. 325-FZ of November 21, 2011 on Organised Tenders

Introduces uniform rules for organised tenders and exchanges.

Federal Law No. 327-FZ of November 21, 2011 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pursuant to Adoption of the Federal Law on Organised Tenders

Adjusts a number of legislative acts of Russia pursuant to the development of the law on organised tenders.

Federal Law No. 329-FZ of November 21, 2011 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Improving State Management of Combating Corruption

The amendments are expected to improve anticorruption activities.

Federal Law No. 331-FZ of November 21, 2011 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Protection of the Environment and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Various types of monitoring in the area of environmental protection are united in a signal system.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 957 of November 21, 2011 on the Organisation of Licensing of Individual Types of Activities

Specifies the federal bodies of executive power in charge of the licensing of particular types of activities.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 193 of July 21, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service for Supervision over Transport on the Execution of the State Function of Weight Control of Vehicles Engaged in Cargo Transportation

Specifies the deadlines and sequence of administrative actions in the above cases.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 250 of November 14, 2011 on the Amendments to the Rules of Application of Prices (Tariff Rates), Determination of the Cost of Electric Energy (Power) Sold at Retail Markets at Regulated Prices (Tariff Rates), Payment for the Deviations of the Actual Volumes of Consumption of Electric Energy (Power) As Compared to the Contractual Ones, As Well As Reimbursement of Expenses Because of the Change of the Contractual Volume of Consumption of Electric Energy (Power) on the Territories Not Included in the Pricing Zones of the Wholesale Market Endorsed by the Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 364-e/4 of November 30, 2010

The fines for underconsumption (overconsumption) of electric energy for major consumers will not be increased until 2013.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. YeD-4-3/19377 of November 21, 2011 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Recourses for Oil for October 2011

Reduces the above rate.

Federal Law No. 334-FZ of November 22, 2011 on the Amendments to the Labour Code of the Russian Federation Improving the Procedure for Processing and Resolving Collective Labour Disputes

The goal of the amendments is optimisation of the process of processing and resolving of collective labour disputes.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1877 of September 14, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Customs Service on the Provided State Service of the Keeping of the Register of Authorised Economic Operators

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 244 of November 1, 2011 on the Endorsement of the List of Officials of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates Authorised to Draw up Protocols of Administrative Violations

Endorses anew such list.

Resolution of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 852 of October 18, 2011 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 Individual Types of Containers for Use in Production of Motor Vehicles of Commodity Headings 8701-8705

Reduces to zero the rate of the import customs duty for certain types of containers used in production of motor vehicles.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 961 of November 22, 2011 on the Procedure for Reimbursement of Expenses to Specialists and Experts in the Cases When the Payment for Their Services in Compliance with the Customs Code of the Customs Union Is Made at the Expense of Resources of the Federal Budget

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 964 of November 22, 2011 on the Procedure for Activities of Insurance of Export Credits and Investments against Entrepreneurial and Political Risks

Introduces a new such procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 970 of November 24, 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

Revises the rates of export customs duties from December this year.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 974 of November 24, 2011 on the Limiting Amount of the Base for Calculation of Insurance Contributions to the State Extra-Budgetary Funds from January 2012

Increases the above figure from January 1, 2012 to make Rbl 512,000.

Order of the Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Control over Circulation of Narcotics No. 468 of November 2, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Control over Circulation of Narcotics on the Execution of the State Function of Carrying out Checks in the Course of the State Control (Supervision) in the Area of Activities Pertaining to Circulation of Precursors of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

Specifies the procedure for checking legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 454 of September 19, 2011 on the Endorsement of the Sample Form of the Payment Document to Transfer Payments for the Maintenance and Repair of Dwelling Space and Provided Communal Services and the Methodology Recommendation for Its Filling

Specifies the above form.

Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 72 of November 17, 2011 on Some Issues of the Practice of Processing of Disputes Pertaining to Payments for Communal Resources

When VAT is not included in tariff rates for communal services, it may be collected separately.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of November 25, 2011

The rate of refinancing and the interest rates for operations of the Bank of Russia remain the same.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 965 of November 23, 2011 on the Amendment to the Decision of the Government No. 845 of October 18, 2010

Federal construction projects: checking their estimate cost.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 972 of November 24, 2011 on the Amendment to Item 16 of the Main Provisions of Forming and State Regulation of Prices for Gas and Tariff Rates for the Services of Its Transportation over the Territory of the Russian Federation

Adjusts the above provisions.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 156n of November 22, 2011 on the Official Source for Publication of Documents of International Financial Reporting Standards

The official source for the above purposes is the journal Bukhgaltersky Uchet.

Resolution of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 851 of November 18, 2011 on the Explanations to the Joint Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union

Explains the rules of classification of goods according to the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 973 of November 24, 2011 on the Amendments to the Rules of Supply of Gas in the Russian Federation

Adjusts the above rules.

Federal Law No. 335-FZ of November 28, 2011 on the Investment Partnership

Introduces a new way of organisation of collective investments without the forming of the legal entity.

Federal Law No. 336-FZ of November 28, 2011 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Adoption of the Federal Law on the Investment Partnership

Examines the issues of taxation in the cases of investment partnerships.

Federal Law No. 337-FZ of November 28, 2011 on the Amendments to the City Planning Code of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The goal of the amendments is improving the safety of buildings and structures.

Federal Law No. 338-FZ of November 28, 2011 on the Amendments to Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Excise duty taxes for tobacco and alcohol will increase in 2012-2014.

Federal Law No. 339-FZ of November 28, 2011 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Refines the procedure for granting preferences to participants of the Skolkovo project.

Letter of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 14-03-11/15-11575 of September 30, 2011

The cases of incorrect drawing up of the new disability sheets will be handled by the regional departments of the Social Insurance Fund of Russia.

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