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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 31.07.2012

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 656 of June 28, 2012 on Endorsing a List of the Foodstuffs Produced with or without the Use of Ethyl Alcohol Made from Food Raw Materials and/or Alcohol-Containing Products with Ethyl Alcohol Content of over 0.5 Per Cent of a Finished Product Not Deemed Alcohol Product

Kvas, kefir, cyder, honey wine, chocolate, ice-cream, summer sausage and some other products are not deemed "alcohol products" even though they contain ethanol.
From July 1, 2012 alcohol products include all foodstuffs containing over 0.5% of ethyl alcohol, and therefore, a licence is required for the production, storage, delivery and retail sale thereof.
Still, the Russian government is entitled to define a list of the products not deemed "alcohol products" despite a certain quantity of ethanol contained therein. Such list has been endorsed.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 648 of June 28, 2012 on Licensing the Carriage of Ethyl Alcohol (Including Denatured One) and Non-Packed Alcohol-Containing Products with Ethyl Alcohol Content of over 25 Per Cent by Volume of Finished Product

Ethyl alcohol (including denatured one) and non-packed alcohol-containing products with ethyl alcohol content exceeding 25% by volume of finished product may be carried by road under a hazardous-cargo carriage licence. For road carriage licences are issued by the Federal Service on Alcohol Market Regulation, and for rail, inland-waterway and sea, by the Federal Service for Supervision over Transport. For air carriage it must be a cargo carriage licence (except for cases when carriage takes place for the own needs of a legal entity or individual entrepreneur).
The licence-seeker is to own or otherwise possess properly equipped motor vehicles and technical facilities. A licence is issued for a term of up to five years.
The procedure does not extend to road carriage of products placed under the procedure of customs transit.
Effective from July 1, 2012.

Regulations of the Bank of Russia No. 383-P of June 19, 2012 on Money Remittance Rules

New roubles money remittance rules are established for the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and lending institutions in Russia. This is due to the adoption of the Law on the National Payment System. The new provision extends to all clients of lending institutions (both natural persons and legal entities) and to money remittances involving Vneshekonombank.
The Central Bank's provisions on cashless settlements of accounts in Russia and on the procedure for natural persons to effect them are no longer effective.
Banks remit funds by means of bank accounts and without opening such accounts under remittance instructions.
The following forms of cashless settlements of accounts are envisaged: payment instructions; letter of credit; cash collection instructions; cheques; money remittance on request of a beneficiary, i.e. direct debit (payment claims were used before); and electronic money remittance.
Transactions involving cash are envisaged as interim stages, like handing cash out to and receiving cash from individuals.
The new regulations do not include the previously effective provision concerning cashless settlements of accounts involving correspondent accounts (subaccounts) etc.
Banks have to adopt in-house documents comprising a procedure for drawing up and handling remittance instructions.
The regulations enter into force upon the expiry of ten days after official publication with some exceptions.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2836-U of June 19, 2012 on the Requirements Established by the Bank of Russia as Applicable to a Significant Payment System

The law on the national payment system formulated provisions governing a significant payment system including requirements established by the Bank of Russia as applicable to a system-significant and socially-significant payment systems.
Accordingly the operator of a system has to make sure all relevant provisions are observed within 90 calendar days after receiving a notice from the Bank of Russia that the system is deemed "significant".
Requirements are defined by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation as applicable to the financial stability of the settlement centre of a system-significant payment system.
The rest of banks and settlement non-banking credit organisations are required not to have breaches of compulsory standard ratios established by instructions of the Central Bank for six operational days in aggregate during any 30 operational days in a row.
The direction enters into force upon the expiry of ten days after official publication.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-05-04-02/41 of May 3, 2012 on Setting Due Dates for the Payment of Transport Tax and Land Tax for Taxpayers Being Natural Persons

Due dates for the payment of transport tax and land tax will be established by normative legal acts of regions and municipalities respectively.
For natural persons not being individual entrepreneurs due dates cannot be before November 1 of the year following the past tax period. According to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation due date may be defined as November 1 of the year following the past tax period.

Federal Law No. 98-FZ of June 30, 2012 on the Amendments to Articles 1 and 5 of the Federal Law on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the State Regulation of Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation and Invalidation of the Federal Law on Restrictions of Retail Sale and Consumption (Drinking) of Beer and Beverages Made on Its Basis

Permits to use concentrated grape mash in production of table wines, specifies the deadlines for carriers of ethyl alcohol to get licenses.

Federal Law No. 97-FZ of June 29, 2012 on the Amendments to Part 1 and Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and Article 26 of the Federal Law on the Banks and Banking Activities

Refines certain taxation procedures.

Federal Law No. 96-FZ of June 29, 2012 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Refines the legislation pursuant to the changing of the borders of Moscow

Decision of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation No. 17 of June 28, 2012 on the Processing by Courts of Civil Cases of Disputes in the Area of Protection of Consumer Rights

Provides new explanations for the above cases.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 649 of June 28, 2012 on the Expert Evaluation in the Cases of Licensing Control of Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products

Endorses the above procedures.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 114 of June 7, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on the Provided State Service of Reception of Citizens, Timely and Complete Processing of Oral and Written Appeals of Citizens, Adoption of Decisions on Them and Sending Replies to Applicants within the Deadlines Specified in the Legislation of the Russian Federation

Introduces a new such regulation.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of Russia No. VAS-4747/12 of June 29, 2012

Examines individual provisions regulating the procedure of fixing of tariff rates for hot water and mark-ups to them.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of Russia No. VAS-4569/12 of June 28, 2012

Examines the cases permitting to change the taxable base for the land tax.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of Russia No. VAS-2654/12 of June 26, 2012

Examines regulation of the limiting levels of tariff rates for electric power for population.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of Russia No. VAS-5301/12 of June 25, 2012

Examines control over activities of participants of the market of collective investments the limits of powers of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 58n of May 10, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Selection of Requests of Credit Organisations for Conclusion of Bank Deposit Contracts with the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and the Procedure of Conclusion of Such Contracts with the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 403 of May 5, 2012 on the Powers of Officials of the System of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia to Draw up the Protocols of Administrative Violations and Administrative Arrest

Updates the above list.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-4355/12 of June 28, 2012

Examines individual provisions regulating the procedure of technological connection to power supply networks.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-2243/12 of June 25, 2012

Individual norms of the rules of the wholesale market of electric energy and power are checked for compliance with the legislation.

Information Letter of the Presidium of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 151 of May 24, 2012 on the Review of the Practice of Processing by Arbitration Courts of Disputes Pertaining to Expulsion of a Participant from the Limited-Liability Company

Provides explanations for the above cases.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2843-U of June 29, 2012 on the Interest Rates for the Deposit Operations of the Bank of Russia

The fixed interest rate for the tom-1 month operations makes 4% annual.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 673 of June 30, 2012 on the Amendments to Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation

Updates the structure of the federal bodies of executive power.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 672 of June 30, 2012 on the Amendment to the Rules of the Wholesale Market of Electric Energy and Power

Specifies the procedure of determination of the requirements of economic substantiation of price bids for the sale of electric energy (power).

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 670 of June 30, 2012 on the Federal Agency for Construction and the Housing and Communal Sector

Endorses a regulation on the above federal agency.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 667 of June 30, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Requirements to the Rules of Internal Control Developed by Organisations Carrying out Operations with Monetary Resources or Another Property (Other Than Credit Organisations) and Invalidation of Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

New requirements to the rules of internal control.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 664 of June 30, 2012 on the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Development of the Far East

Endorses the above regulation.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1123-r of June 29, 2012 on the Endorsement of the List of Information Available with the State Bodies of Subjects of the Russian Federation, Bodies of Local Government, Territorial State Extra-Budgetary Funds or Organisations Providing State or Municipal Services Subordinate to the State Bodies of Subjects of the Russian Federation or the Bodies of Local Government

State bodies may not demand from citizens and organisations having applied for a state service documents and information from other agencies, they must request them themselves.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 831 of May 2, 2912 on the Amendments to the Appendices to Order of the Federal Customs Service of Russia No. 2520 of December 22, 2010 on the Endorsement of the Forms of the Payer Application to Return Advance Payments, Payer Application to Return (Offset) Excessively Paid or Excessively Collected Amounts of Customs Duties, Taxes and Other Monetary Resources, Payer Application to Return (Offset) a Monetary Collateral

Adjusts the forms of applications for the above cases.

Information Message of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation on the Changes in Special Tax Regimes

Informs of the above changes effective from June 25, 2012.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 682 of July 4, 2012 on the Licensing of Activities of Expert Evaluation of Industrial Safety

Updates the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 663 of June 30, 2012 on the Amendments to Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1178 of December 29, 2011

Adjusts the pricing procedure in the area of regulated prices (tariff rates) in the power-supply industry.

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 17-P of July 9, 2012 on the Case of Constitutionality of the International Treaty of the Russian Federation That Is Not Yet Entered in Legal Force the Protocol on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the Marrakech Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization

Examines the arguments challenging the above protocol.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-4065/12 of July 3, 2012 on the Invalidation of the Letter of the Federal Antimonopoly Service No. IA/19712 of May 23, 2011 on the Explanation of the Federal Law No. 94-FZ of July 21, 2005 on the Placing of Orders for Supplies of Goods, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services for State or Municipal Needs Where It Pertains to the Legality of Uniting in a Single Subject of Auction the Works of Preparation of Design Documentation and the Works of Organisation of Construction

The law does not prohibit uniting design and construction works in a single subject of auction.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-6820/12 of June 29, 2012 on the Invalidation of Item 2.7.14 of the Rules of Application of Fees for Additional Operations Pertaining to Cargo Transportation by the Federal Railroad Transport (Tariff Guide 3) Endorsed by Decision of the Federal Power-Supply Commission of the Russian Federation No. 35/15 of June 19, 2002

The daily payment of fees for the use of a non-public railroad track contradicts the requirements of the legislation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 692 of July 6, 2012 on the Endorsement of the List of Goods That Do Not Permit Termination of the Customs Procedure of Temporary Import (Admission) by Placing under the Customs Procedure of Destruction in the Cases of Temporary Import As Scientific or Commercial Prototypes

Examines the cases of temporary import of scientific or commercial prototypes that do not permit termination of the customs procedure of temporary import by the customs procedure of destruction.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 688 of July 6, 2012 on the Rules of Maintenance of the Automatic System of Control of Transportation of Ethyl Alcohol and Alcohol-Containing Products on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 686 of July 6, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Licensing of Production of Medicines

Endorses a new such regulation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 678 of June 30, 2012 on the Amendments to Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 129 of March 5, 2012

Prices for fuels and lubricants for agricultural works will be reduced by 20%.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 70n of May 30, 2012 on the Amendments to the Procedure of Issuance of Blank Warrants of Technical Inspection and Blank International Certificates of Technical Inspection, As Well As Their Registration, Storage, Transfer and Destruction Endorsed by Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 155n of November 18, 2011

Notifications of the handing out of such blank forms will be submitted once a month rather than on the daily basis as before.

Decision of the Management Board of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation No. 113p of May 11, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Form of Decision Refining the Grounds, Type and Identity of Payment, Reporting (Estimate) Period or Status of Payer of Insurance Contributions

The payer of insurance contributions may request such information from the control body.

Federal Law No. 118-FZ of July 10, 2012 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Assistance of Development of Housing Construction and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The gaol of the amendments is promotion of construction of economy class dwelling space.

Federal Law No. 112-FZ of July 10, 2012 on the Amendment to Article 25 of the Federal Law on the State Regulation in the Area of Extraction and Use of Coal, on the Particulars of Social Protection of Workers of Organisations of the Coal Industry

The persons in charge of mining and explosion works must undergo professional development each 5 years.

Federal Law No. 109-FZ of July 10, 2012 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on Energy Saving and Improvement of Energy Efficiency and on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Opportunities of replacement of gasoline and diesel fuel used as motor fuel.

Federal Law No. 108-FZ of July 10, 2012 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the state Corporation Rostekhnologii and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Refines the powers of the state corporation Rostekhnologii.

Federal Law No. 105-FZ of July 10, 2012 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on Cooperation in the Area of Safe Utilisation of Items and Waste of Solid Rocket Fuel Containing Beryllium

Russia's aid to Tajikistan in the above area.

Federal Law No. 103-FZ of July 10, 2012 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Korean People's Democratic Republic on Cooperation in the Area of Prevention of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Catching of Live Sea Resources

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 102-FZ of July 10, 2012 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Creation, Functioning and Development of the Integrated Information System of Foreign and Mutual Trade of the Customs Union

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 101-FZ of July 10, 2012 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Use of Information Technologies in Electronic Document Exchange in Foreign and Mutual Trade on the Single Customs Territory of the Customs Union

Creates a uniform documentation system.

Federal Law No. 100-FZ of July 10, 2012 on the Amendments to Articles 333.36 and 333.37 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and Article 8 of the Federal Law on the Innovation Centre Skolkovo

Authors of results of intellectual activities are exempted from state duty when applying to courts of general jurisdiction.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 662 of June 30, 2012 on the Time of Placing of Information in the Cases of Purchase of Goods, Works, Services by Individual Types of Legal Entities on the Official Site in the Internet

The above information shall be placed from October 1, 2012.

Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 384-P of June 29, 2012 on the Payment System of the Bank of Russia

The above regulation is adopted in development of the Law on the National Payment System.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 704 of July 11, 2012 on the Amendments to Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 785 of December 21, 2005 and Invalidation of Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 212 of April 11, 2003

Endorses new requirements to special federal stamps.

Report of the Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcoholic Market of July 13, 2012 on the Marking of Alcoholic Products with Special Federal Stamps

Informs of introduction of new federal stamps for alcoholic products.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 77n of June 13, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Form of Estimate of the Financial Result of Investment Partnership

Specifies the above form.

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 225 of June 7, 2012 on the Normative of Cost of 1 Square Meter of Total Dwelling Space for the Second Half-Year of 2012 and the Average Market Cost of 1 Square Meter of Total Dwelling Space for the Subjects of the Russian Federation for the III Quarter of 2012

Endorses the above figures.

Information of the Bank of Russia of July 13, 2012 on the Rate of Refinancing and the Interest Rates for Operations of the Bank of Russia

The rate of refinancing and the interest rates remain the same making 8% annual.

Order of the Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcoholic Market No. 191 of July 12, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Specimens, List of Requisites and Elements of Protection of Special Federal Stamps

Endorses new specimens of special federal stamps.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-2/348@ of May 23, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Form of Application for the License, Redrawing of the License, As Well As the Forms of Notifications, Orders to Eliminate Revealed Violations of License Requirements, Excerpt from the Register of Licenses and Other Documents Used in the Licensing of Activities of Production and Sale of Printed Matter Protected against Forgery and Activities of Organisation and Carrying out of Games of Chance in Bookmaker Offices and Sweepstakes

Endorses a new form of license for production and sale of printed matter protected against forgery.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 581n of May 18, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation for the Federal Service for Labour and Employment on the Provided State Service of Informing and Advising Employers and Employees on the Issues of Observance of Labour Legislation and Other Normative Legal Acts Containing the Norms of Labour Law

Specifies the above procedures.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-33/pz-n of May 24, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Form of Statistical Report 1-S "Information on the Main Figures of Activities of Insurer" and Its Drawing up and Submission Procedure

The new form is used from the first six months of 2012.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-02-08/47 of May 16, 2012

The fine for the failure to submit the tax declaration may be reduced in the presence of alleviating circumstances.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 722 of July 16, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Submission of Documents on the Issues of Licensing in the Electronic Form

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 713 of July 13, 2012 on the Amendments to Individual Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues 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

Refines the above procedures.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 711 of July 13, 2012 on the Issues of the Federal Migration Service

The Federal Migration Service is supervised now by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-46/pz-n of June 19, 2012 on the Endorsement of the List of Foreign Stock Exchanges of Which the Listing Procedure Is an Obligatory Prerequisite for the Russian Stock Exchange to Adopt a Decision Permitting Securities of Foreign Issuers for Tenders without the Permission of the Federal Body of Executive Power in Charge of the Securities Market to Place Them for Circulation in the Russian Federation

Specifies the above list.

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 18-P of July 16, 2012 on the Case of Constitutionality of Part 1 of Article 3.1 of Federal Law No. 216-FZ of July 24, 2007 on the Amendments to Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and Certain Other Acts of the Legislation of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Request of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court of the Sakhalin Province

Examines the amendments pertaining to application of the income tax from natural persons to contracts of voluntary long-term life insurance.

Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 36 of June 22, 2012 on the Amendments to Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 63 of December 23, 2010 on Certain Issues of Application of Chapter III.1 of the Federal Law on Insolvency (Bankruptcy)

Refines explanations on the procedure for challenging transactions of a debtor undergoing bankruptcy proceedings.

Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 35 of June 22, 2012 on Certain Procedural Issues in the Cases of Bankruptcy

Provides explanations for the above cases.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 723 of July 17, 2012 on the State Summary Register of Issued, Suspended and Revoked Licenses for Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products

Specifies a procedure for keeping the above register.

Order of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation No. 350 of June 21, 2012 on the Amendments to Appendix 2 to Order of the Ministry for Emergency Situations No. 91 of February 24, 2009

The fire safety declaration may be submitted through Internet.

Order of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation No. 666 of June 27, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Agency for Tourism on the Provided State Service of Informing According to the Available Procedure of Tour Operators, Agents and Tourists (Tourists on Excursions) of the Dangers in the Country (Place) of Temporary Stay

Specifies a procedure for requesting the above information.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 114 of April 26, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service for Supervision over Transport on the Checks Carried out in the Course of the Federal State Transport Supervision of Observance of the Legislation of the Russian Federation, Including the International Treaties in the Area of Civil Aviation, Aeronavigation Services for Users of Air Space of the Russian Federation, Aviation and Space Rescue Operations

Specifies the powers of the transport inspector.

Order of the Ministry of Communication and Mass Communication Infrastructure of the Russian Federation No. 113 of April 18, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service for Supervision over Communication, Information Technologies and Mass Communication Infrastructure on the Provided State Service of Licensing of Activities of Manufacture of Copies of Audio and Video Pieces, Computer Programs, Databases and Phonograms on Any Media (Except for the Cases When the Mentioned Activities Are Carried out Independently by the Persons Holding the Rights for the Use of the Mentioned Objects of Copyright and Adjacent Rights by Virtue of the Federal Law or Contract)

Specifies the above procedures.

Information Letter of the Federal Tax Service of July 20, 2012 "Calculation of the Rate of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources"

The tax for oil in June 2012 is reduced.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 58 of July 20, 2012

Specifies safety requirements for food additives, flavouring agents and auxiliary substances.

Federal Law No. 126-FZ of July 21, 2012 on the Ratification of the Protocol on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the Marrakech Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organisation of April 15, 1994

Ratifies the above protocol.

Federal Law No. 122-FZ of July 20, 2012 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Placing of Orders for Supplies of Goods, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services for State and Municipal Needs

Changes the rules of purchase of certain goods and services for state needs.

Federal Law No. 120-FZ of July 20, 2012 on the Amendment to Article 55.21 of the City Planning Code of the Russian Federation

The president of the national association of self-regulating organisations in construction can be assigned for the second term.

Federal Law No. 119-FZ of July 20, 2012 on the Amendments to Article 21 of the Federal Law on Advertising and Article 3 of the Federal Law on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the State Regulation of Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation and Invalidation of the Federal Law on the Restrictions of Retail Trade and Consumption (Drinking) of Beer and Drinks Made on Its Basis

Prohibits advertising of alcoholic products and beer in periodicals and Internet.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 55 of July 16, 2012 on the Application by the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan of the Rates of Import Customs Duties Other Those of the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for Certain Categories of Goods

The differences occur because of Russia's accession to the WTO.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 54 of July 16, 2012

Endorses a new Joint Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union and the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union because of Russia's accession to the WTO.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 736 of July 19, 2012 on the Criteria of a Significant Environmental Degradation As a Result of Use of Land Plots out of Lands of Agricultural Destination in Violation of the Requirements of Rational Use of Land Available in the Land Legislation

The land plot may be withdrawn from the owner by court.

Order of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation No. 665 of June 27, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Agency for Tourism on the Provided State Service of Organisation of Reception of Citizens, Timely and Complete Processing of Oral and Written Appeals of Citizens, Adoption of Decisions on Them and Sending Replies to Applicants within the Deadlines Specified in the Legislation of the Russian Federation

Specifies the above procedures.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 731 of July 19, 2012 on the Amendments to Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

The amendments pertain to the licensing of educational activities.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 123 of June 28, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on the Provided State Service of Certification of the Notary Signature and His Seal in the Cases of Legalisation of Documents Submitted by Natural Persons and Legal Entities to Competent Bodies of Foreign States

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Federal Antimonopoly Service No. 409 of June 26, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Submission to the Stock Exchange of the List of Affiliated Persons by Economic Subject Occupying a Dominating Position at the Appropriate Commodity Market, Accredited and/or Participating in Tenders (Including the Cases of Submission of Orders for Participation in Tenders to Broker(s))

Specifies the above procedure.

Letter of the Federal Service for Supervision over Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Well-Being No. 01/8179-12-32 of July 23, 2012 on the Decision of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation No. 17 of June 28, 2012 on the Processing by Courts of Civil Cases of Disputes Pertaining to Protection of Consumer Rights

The federal service has its own opinion on the issues under consideration.

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 19-P of July 18, 2012 on the Case of Constitutionality of Part 1 of Article 1, Part 1 of Article 2 and Article 3 of the Federal Law on the Procedure for Processing Appeals of Citizens of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Request of the Legislative Assembly of the Rostov Province

Appeals of legal entities must be processed the same way as those of citizens.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-3/405@ of June 14, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Notification of Transfer of Advance Payment for Excise Duty Tax for Alcoholic and/or Alcohol-Containing Products and the Notification of Exemption from the Advance Payment of Excise Duty Tax for Alcoholic and/or Alcohol-Containing Products and the Formats of Their Submission in the Electronic Form

Endorses a new such form.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 758 of July 23, 2012 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

Reduces the rate of export customs duty.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 12n of June 20, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for the Subjects of Circulation of Medical Items to Report the Cases of Side-Effects Not Mentioned in the Instructions for Use or Guide for Operation of the Medical Item, Unwanted Effects of its Application, Particulars of Interaction of Medical Items, the Facts and Circumstances Creating Dangers for Life and Health of Citizens and Medical Personnel When Using or Operating the Medical Items

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 347 of June 25, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Model Charter of the Limited-Liability Company with a Share of Registered Capital Owned by the Russian Federation

Federal state unitary enterprises may be converted into limited-liability companies.

Federal Law No. 149-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Adoption of Amendments to Articles of the Agreement of the International Monetary Fund Approved by Resolution of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund No. 66-2 of December 15, 2010

Russia adopts the amendments.

Federal Law No. 147-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on the Simplification of the Visa Formalities for the Citizens of the Russian Federation and the Citizens of the United States of America

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 145-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Introduces exchange-listed shared investment funds.

Federal Law No. 144-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Credit organisations now cannot destroy documents in the cases of bankruptcy.

Federal Law No. 140-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendments to Article 15.25 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation

Imposes fines for the failure to present a notification of the opening (closing) of accounts in the banks abroad.

Federal Law No. 135-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendment to Article 15.1 of the Federal Law on Science and the State Scientific and Technical Policy

Creates state funds of support of scientific, technical and innovation activities.

Federal Law No. 133-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation to Eliminate Restrictions Pertaining to Provided State and Municipal Services Using the "One Window" Principle

Getting state or municipal services becomes still simpler.

Federal Law No. 132-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pertaining to State Regulation of Commercial Navigation in the Waters of the Northern Sea Route

Refines the above issues.

Federal Law No. 131-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Improves the safety of the country's transport system.

Federal Law No. 130-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Diagnostics card to replace the warrant of fitness for transport vehicles.

Federal Law No. 129-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendments to the Air Code of the Russian Federation

Amendments to the rules of training of specialists of the air personnel.

Federal Law No. 128-FZ of July 28, 2012 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Waste of Production and Consumption and Article 51 of the Budget Code of the Russian Federation

Introduces a utilisation fee for wheeled transport vehicles.

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