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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 31.08.2012

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 776 of July 27, 2012 on the Amendments to Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 866 of December 31, 2005

Adjusts the rules of marking of alcoholic products with excise duty stamps.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 775 of July 27, 2012 on the Excise Duty Stamps for Marking Alcoholic Products

Introduces new requirements to excise duty stamps.

Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 420 of May 18, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service for Supervision over Education and Science on the Provided State Service of Organisation of Reception of Citizens, Timely and Complete Processing of 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 new rules of processing of appeals of citizens.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 83n of June 15, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation 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 procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 7n of June 15, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Import to the Territory of the Russian Federation of Medical Items for the Purpose of State Registration

Specifies a procedure for obtaining a permission in the above cases.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1378-r of July 30, 2012 on the List of Vital and Most Important Medicines for the Year 2013

Next year, the list remains the same.

Decision of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation No. 122 of May 31, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Main Figures by the Types of Economic Activities for Calculation of Mark-Ups and Mark-Downs to Insurance Tariff Rates for Obligatory Social Insurance against Occupational Accidents and Diseases for the Year 2012

In 2012, the Government introduced new rules in the above area.

Letter of the Bank of Russia No. 108-T of July 24, 2012 on the Forms of the Summary Order, Applications, Request on Paper

Endorses new forms of documents for the payment system of the Central Bank of Russia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 756 of July 21, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for the Goods Exported from the Russian Federation Outside the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements and on Invalidation of Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

The rates are being brought in compliance with Russia's obligations after accession to the WTO.

Order of the Federal Antimonopoly Service No. 498 of July 24, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Antimonopoly Service on the Execution of the State Function of Processing of Appeals against Actions (Failure to Act) of the Ordering Party, Authorised Body, Specialised Organisation, Contest, Auction or Quotation Commission, Operator of Electronic Trading Facility in the Case of Placing of Order for Supplies of Goods, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services, Including the Orders for Energy Services, for the State, Municipal Needs, the Needs of State-Run Institutions

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 101n of July 2, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Requirements to the Composition and Structure of Assets Accepted As a Coverage of Own Resources of Insurer

Introduces new such requirements.

Order of the Federal Antimonopoly Service No. 360 of June 4, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Antimonopoly Service on the Execution of the State Function of Supervision of Observance of the Legislation on Advertising by Carrying out the Checks of Observance of the Legislation of the Russian Federation on Advertising

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 143 of July 25, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on the Provided State Service of Providing Information to Natural Persons and Legal Entities from the Register of State Notary Offices and Private Notary Offices

Specifies a procedure for obtaining an excerpt from the above register.

Information Message of the Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcohol Market of August 2, 2012 on the Issue of Circulation of Alcoholic Products Made before July 1, 2012

Wines made after July 1, 2012 can be marked with old stamps.

Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court No. 43 of July 12, 2012 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 12 of February 17, 2011 on Certain Issues of Application of the Code of Arbitration Procedures of the Russian Federation in the Wording of the Federal Law No. 228-FZ of July 27, 2010 on the Amendments to the Code of Arbitration Procedures of the Russian Federation

The Higher Arbitration Court explains provisions on litigation costs.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 786 of August 2, 2012 on the Minimum Level of Profitability of Production of Ethyl Alcohol and Alcoholic Products Using Ethyl Alcohol and the Norms of Minimum Use of Production Capacities

Specifies the minimum levels of use of production capacities and the minimum level of profitability.

Instruction of the Bank of Russia No. 138-I of June 4, 2012 on the Procedure for Residents and Non-Residents to Submit to Authorised Banks Documents and Information on Currency Operations, Procedure for Drawing up Transaction Certificates, As Well As a Procedure for the Authorised Banks to Register Currency Operations and Control Them

Specifies the above procedures.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 100n of July 2, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Insurers to Place Resources of Insurance Reserves

New requirements to the composition and structure of assets of coverage of insurance reserves.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 717 of July 14, 2012 on the State Program of Development of Agriculture and Regulation of the Markets of Agricultural Products, Raw Materials and Foodstuffs for the Years 2013-2020

The program is expected to improve competitive potential of domestic agricultural products.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 106n of July 18, 2012

Updates international financial reporting standards.

Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 42 of July 12, 2012 on Certain Issues of Disputes Pertaining to Guarantees

Guarantees apply also in cases of overdue obligations.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-34/pz-n of May 31, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Calculation of the Amount of Monetary Assessment of Property Serving As a Security of Statutory Activities of a Non-State Pension Fund

Specifies the above rules.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1470 of July 20, 2012 on the Transaction Certificate in the Cases of Customs Declaring of Goods

No need to present the transaction certificate, if the declaration for the goods is submitted in the electronic form.

Information of the Bank of Russia of August 10, 2012

The rate of refinancing and the interest rates remain the same.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 760 of April 18, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Customs Service and the Customs Bodies Specified by It Providing the State Service of Adoption of Preliminary Decisions on the Classification of Goods According to the Joint Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union

Endorses a new such regulation.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-10/66 of June 9, 2012

Particulars of reconstruction of fixed assets.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-6422/12 of August 1, 2012

Examines the issue of legal protection of a trademark.

Order of the Federal Antimonopoly Service No. 345 of May 25, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Antimonopoly Service on the Execution of the State Function of Determination of the Dominating Position of an Economic Subject When Processing Applications, Materials, Cases of Violation of the Antimonopoly Legislation and in the Course of State Control of Economic Concentration

Endorses a new such procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation No. 50 of August 9, 2012

Endorses an official Internet site of the ministry www.rosmintrud.ru.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Federal Treasury No. 02-03-09/3124/42-7.4-05/5.1-454 of August 10, 2012

Explains a procedure for recording operations pertaining to liquidation, reorganisation or change of type on the accounts of federal state-run and autonomous institutions.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 808 of August 8, 2012 on the Organisation of Heat Supplies in the Russian Federation and on the Amendments to Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

Specifies the above process.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 218 of July 9, 2012 on the Amendments to the Procedure of Issuance of the Special Permission for the Travel over Highways for Transport Vehicle Carrying Hazardous Cargo Endorsed by Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 179 of July 4, 2011

Refines the above rules.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 824 of August 14, 2012 on the Revocation of Licenses for Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products out of Court

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 823 of August 14, 2012 on the Partial Changes to Item 7 of Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 76 of February 20, 2010 (on Excise-Duty Stamps for Marking Tobacco Items Imported to the Customs Territory of the Russian Federation)

Prolongs the use of old excise-duty stamps.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 821 of August 13, 2012 on the Amendments to Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 94 of February 4, 2009

Refines the procedure of calculation of the lump sum payment for the use of the part of subsoil resources granted without a contest or auction.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 815 of August 9, 2012 on the Submission of Declarations on the Volume of Production, Circulation and/or Use of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products, on the Use of Production Capacities

New forms of declarations.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-6/435@ of June 29, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure and Terms of Assigning, Application, As Well As the Changing of the Taxpayer Identification Number

Endorses a new such procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 825 of August 14, 2012 on the Procedure for Granting State Guarantees of the Russian Federation in 2012 for Credits or Bonded Loans Attracted by Legal Entities for the Purposes Specified by the Government of the Russian Federation in the Framework of Measures of Improvement of Economic Stability in the Cases of Impaired Situation at Financial Markets

Specifies a procedure for granting state anti-crisis guarantees.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-49/pz-n of June 28, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Methodology Recommendations for Calculation of the Amount Incomes or Losses Avoided As a Result of Illegal Use of Insider Information, As Well As the Amount of Reimbursement of Losses Incurred As a Result of Illegal Use of Insider Information

The parties having suffered from illegal use of insider information may demand reimbursement of losses.

Information Letter of the Federal Tax Service of August 17, 2012 "Calculation of the Tax Rate for the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources"

Increases the above rate for July.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 840 of August 16, 2012 on the Procedure for Submission and Processing of Appeals against Decisions and Actions (Failure to Act) of the Federal Bodies of Executive Power and Their Officials, Federal State Servants, Officials of the State Extra-Budgetary Funds of the Russian Federation

Endorses the above rules.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 833 of August 15, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Assessment of Efficiency of Functioning of Special Economic Zones

The Ministry of Economic Development will assess efficiency of functioning of special economic zones on the annual basis.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 837 of August 16, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Sale of Material Values Released from the State Material Reserve

Specifies the above rules.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 834 of August 15, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Requirements to the Technical, Software and Linguistic Means of Support of Operation of the State Information System of the Fuel and Power-Supply Complex

The state information system will permit to make forecasts in the above area.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1487-r of August 16, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Plan of Measures ("Road Map") "Improvement of Entrepreneurial Climate in the Area of Construction"

Refines administrative procedures in the above area.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 841 of August 21, 2012 on the Observance of Provisions of Article 349.1 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation by Employees of State Corporations and State Companies

Regulates the duties of employees of state corporations and companies.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. YeD-4-3/13717@ of August 20, 2012 on the Codes of the Types of Excisable Goods for Ethyl Alcohol and Alcoholic Products When Filling the Tax Declaration for Indirect Taxes (Value Added Tax and Excises) in the Cases of Import of Goods to the Territory of the Russian Federation from the Territory of the Member-States of the Customs Union Submitted for Operations of Import of Excisable Goods Carried out from July 1, 2012

Refines the above codes.

Decision of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 134 of August 16, 2012

Endorses a new list of goods subject to prohibitions and restrictions in the cases of import and export in trade with third countries.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2860-U of August 10, 2012 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 254-P of March 26, 2004 on the Procedure for Credit Organisations to Form Reserves for Possible Losses for Loans, Debts in Loans and Similar Debts

Updates the above regulation.

Letter of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision No. FS-YeN-7/10908 of August 21, 2012

Specifies a procedure for import of products in the cases of elimination of the register of enterprises.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 842 of August 21, 2012 on the Amendments to Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Retail Sales of Alcoholic Products and Invalidation of Individual Decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation

Refines the rules of sale of alcoholic products in shops and restaurants.

Resolution of the Board of he Eurasian Economic Commission No. 141 of August 23, 2012 on the Amendments to the Resolution of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 299 of May 28, 2012 on the Application of Sanitary Measures in the Customs Union Pursuant to the Entry into Force of the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union

Refines the above procedure.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 139 of August 23, 2012 on the Amendment to the Resolution of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 799 of September 23, 2011 on the Adoption of the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union on the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetics Items

New features in the area of confirmation of compliance.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 8116/12 of August 20, 2012

No need to round out the figures in the declaration in the cases of application of the simplified system of taxation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 850 of August 25, 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

Increases the above rates from September 1.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation No. 82n of August 13, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Registration Certificate for a Medicine for Medical Application

Updates the above form.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-37/pz-n of June 5, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service for Financial Markets on the Provided State Service of Registration of the Rules of Internal Control in the Organisation Possessing a License for Activities of Management of Investment Funds, Shared Investment Funds and Non-State Pension Funds, Rules of Internal Control in a Specialised Depository of Investment Funds, Shared Investment Funds and Non-State Pension Funds, Rules of Internal Control in a Non-State Pension Fund, As Well As Amendments to Them

Endorses the above regulation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 860 of August 27, 2012 on the Organisation and Carrying out of Sale of State or Municipal Property in the Electronic Form

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 857 of August 27, 2012 on the Particulars of Application in 2012-2014 of the Rules of Providing Communal Services to Owners and Users of Dwelling Space

Particulars of payment for heat supplies in 2012-2014.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 851 of August 25, 2012 on the Procedure for the Federal Bodies of Executive Power to Disclose Information on the Prepared Drat Normative Legal Acts and Results of Their Public Discussion

Specifies the above procedure.

Concept of Forming of the Mechanism of Public Presentation of Proposals of Citizens of the Russian Federation through the Internet for the Government of the Russian Federation to Process the Proposals Having Received Support of at Least 100,000 Citizens of the Russian Federation During One Year

The concept is developed in execution of the decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 852 of August 25, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Use of Enhanced Qualified Digital Signature When Applying for the State or Municipal Services and on the Amendment to the Rules of Development and Endorsement of Administrative Regulations on the Provided State Services

Endorses the above rules.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1565 of August 2, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Form and Procedure for Adopting Decisions on the Country of Origin of Goods and /or Providing Tariff Preferences

Specifies the above procedures.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-11-06/3/63 of August 28, 2012

Application of the uniform imputed-income tax from January 1, 2013.

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