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Putin signed a law on regulatory guillotine

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a number of laws on the reform of control and Supervisory activities in the Russian Federation, the so-called "regulatory guillotine", the relevant documents published on the official portal of legal information.

The draft laws on the mandatory requirements and on the state control was developed in the framework of the plan "road map" for implementation of the regulatory guillotine. The government introduced these initiatives to the state Duma in December of last year.

Project "About the state control (supervision) and municipal control in the Russian Federation" introduced the basics of state and municipal control: the initiative envisages the creation of a new risk management model, introduces the concept of control and Supervisory review, fixing procedures, rights and responsibilities of all key participants in such activities.

It is also proposed to abandon the format checks as the main instrument of control and to introduce new types of control activities - control purchase, field surveys or RAID. However, the major will preventative measures such as advice, consultation and guidance.

The second project - "On mandatory requirements in the Russian Federation" determines legal and organizational basis for the determination and assessment of application mandatory requirements. The document provides a definition of mandatory requirements, identified objectives, key principles and powers in their establishment, development and entry into force of regulatory legal acts, containing such requirements and provisions on the possibility of establishing pilot legal regimes in the field of mandatory requirements.

In the explanatory note to the draft it was reported that the implementation of the provisions will not entail socio-economic, financial and other implications, including for subjects of entrepreneurial and other economic activities and will not affect the achievement of the objectives of state programs of the Russian Federation.

Mandatory requirements are established "for the sole purpose of protecting the life, health, morals, rights and legitimate interests of citizens and organizations, of not causing harm to animals, plants, environment, national defense and state security, cultural heritage, protection of other legitimate values." In addition, mandatory requirements must be fulfilled.

Reform of control and Supervisory activities, which received the informal name "regulatory guillotine", involves a complete revision of requirements for business of mandatory requirements. The new regulation should enter into force on 1 January 2021. In this process, in particular, at the beginning of December 2019, the Ministry of justice has prepared a resolution on the abolition of more than 3.7 thousand acts of the Soviet Union. A revision of the Russian legislation, the government is conducting together with the expert community and business representatives.