EAEU countries’ citizens can work in Russia as self-employed 14 Sep 2022 EAEU countries’ citizens can work in Russia as self-employed In accordance with the Federal Law of the Russian Federation "On the experiment to establish a special tax regime "Professional Income Tax", citizens of the Eurasian Economic Union countries who render services or perform work (babysitters, tutors, taxi drivers, cooks, seamstresses, hairdressers, electricians, plumbing specialists, etc.) through their own effort can voluntarily register in Russia as self-employed. The self-employed status is the receipt of legal income without the risks of being held liable for illegal business activities. Registration as self-employed constitutes grounds for extending the period of legal stay in the Russian Federation. A taxpayer identification number (INN) and a user account in the Taxpayer's Personal Account is enough to become self-employed. It is required to download and register in the "My Tax" mobile application using a login password from the personal account. There is also a web version of the self-employed account. If there is no INN, it can be obtained in any tax inspectorate rendering services to citizens within five business days. An application and a passport are required to do this. A login password from the personal account can be obtained there after getting INN. It will only take 15 minutes. One can also register as self-employed by contacting authorized banks. The list of authorized banks has been published on the website of the Federal Tax Service of Russia https://npd.nalog.ru/credit-orgs/. The self-employed pay taxes in the amount of: - 4% when rendering services/performing works to natural persons; - 6% when rendering services/performing works to juridical persons or individual entrepreneurs. Detailed information on the issue can be obtained on the website of the Federal Tax Service of Russia at: https://www.nalog.gov.ru/rn77/news/activities_fts/8261361/
13 Sep 2022 Zero customs duty on containers to continue applying until the end of February 2023 The Eurasian Economic Commission’s Board has extended the validity period of zero import customs duty on certain types of containers (code 8609 00 900 9 of the CN FEA of the EAEU) up to and including February 28, 2023.   "The adopted decision will enable preventing the container fleet reduction after some Western logistics companies left the EAEU, stimulating the renewal and saturation of the internal market with relevant goods," noted Andrey Slepnev, EEC Minister in charge of Trade. He has explained that the containers currently manufactured in the Union’s territory are completely bought out by the EAEU countries’ business community, but the current needs are not met in full. Necessary amendments will be made to other Commission's acts as well. For reference The subheading 8609 00 900 9 of the EAEU CN of FEA classifies containers (including containers for transportation of liquids or gases) specially designed and equipped for carriage by one or more modes of transport, except for containers with anti-radiation lead coating for transportation of radioactive substances, as well as containers with an internal volume from 42 cubic meters to 43 cubic meters. The current rate of the CCT EAEU import customs duty in respect of containers is 10% of the customs value. In accordance with Decision No. 63 of the Commission’s Board dated April 12, 2022, a duty of 0% is applied from March 28, 2022 to September 30, 2022.
13 Sep 2022 Program of advanced training of researchers to be developed in EAEU At a meeting held on September 13, the Eurasian Economic Commission’s Board approved a report on the results of monitoring and analysis of national programs for advanced training of researchers, including graduate and postgraduate students operating in the Eurasian Economic Union States. As Sergei Glazyev, Minister in charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, has noted, implementing the program of advanced training of researchers is envisaged by the Strategy-2025. At the first stage, the Commission analyzed the ongoing national programs, and at the second stage it is planned to submit the program of advanced training of researchers to the Union governing bodies for consideration through mutual internships in the Member States’ scientific institutions and universities. "A balanced development of personnel capable of ensuring continuous process of accumulation, transfer, extension and use of scientific knowledge is an essential prerequisite for innovative development," Sergei Glazyev stressed. "Along with that, science and education are essential to providing the States with highly trained scientific personnel". Nowadays, the EAEU personnel engaged in research and development exceeds 736 thousand people, of which the researchers exceed 388 thousand people (53%). The geographical distribution of scientific personnel is characterized by its high concentration - Russia accounts for 92.2% of scientific personnel and 80.9% of companies performing research and development. The main types of training in the EAEU countries’ system of personnel advanced training and retraining include self-education, participation in seminars, on-the-job training or training in educational institutions of the career development system, internships and others. Along with that, basic qualification courses, trainings and seminars are the main form of advanced training for scientists. The EAEU has practically no advanced training of researchers through mutual internships in scientific organizations and universities.
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