Amendments to foreign currency exchange regulations in Uzbekistan
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers as of June 30, 2017 No. 449 introduced the market rate of foreign exchange for certain transactions in the over-the-counter foreign exchange market.
The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, by its decision dated 16 June 2017, confirmed the rules for the organization of sale of taxpayer’s seized property in trading networks (including electronic trading networks) (hereinafter - the “Rules”).
The act which primarily governs international arbitration in the Republic of Azerbaijan is the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on International Commercial Arbitration, dated 18 November 1999 (“Law on Arbitration”). The Law on Arbitration is completely based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (“Model Law”). Republic of Azerbaijan has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards with no reservation (“New York Convention”).
Changes in Russian Banking Law: Universal Banks and Banks with a Basic License
On 1 June 2017, the Federal Law No. 92-FZ dated 1 May 2017 came into force that, in particular, established two categories of Russian banks depending of a list of permitted operations: banks with a universal license and banks with a basic license, as well as provided for new requirements for the minimum amount of the charter capital of credit institutions.
The Agreement on benefits and exemptions for official participants connected with performance of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana, the Rules on performance of tax obligations by persons entitled to benefits and exemptions in accordance with the Agreement, effective 17 June 2017, as well as the Rules on application of special customs procedure provide for separate tax and customs regimes for EXPO-2017 participants.