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Regulations for the Federal Customs Service of Russia
III. Activity Arrangement
  1. The Federal Customs Service is headed by the senior executive officer to be appointed and dismissed from office by the Government of the Russian Federation on proposal of the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
    The Head of the FCS is personally responsible for implementation of authority imposed on the Service.
    The Head of the FCS has deputies, commissioned and dismissed from office by the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation on proposal of the Head of the Service.
    The number of deputies of the Head of the Federal Customs Service is defined by the Government of the Russian Federation.

  2. The Head of the FCS:
    • 9.1. distributes responsibilities between the deputies;
    • 9.2. recommends to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation:
      • 9.2.1. draft Regulations for the Service;
      • 9.2.2. proposals on maximum number of executives and customs officers and their salary budget;
      • 9.2.3. recommendations of appointment and dismissal from office of Deputy Heads of the Sevice;
      • 9.2.4. recommendations of appointment and dismissal from office Heads of Regional Customs Administrations and customs houses;
      • 9.2.5. propositions of the draft annual plan and estimated parameters of activity of the Service, and also report of their fulfillment;
      • 9.2.6. proposals on forming draft Federal budget in terms of financial provision of the activity of the Service;
    • 9.3. appoints and dismisses from office executive officers of the central office of the Service, Deputy Heads of Regional Customs Administrations, custom houses, Heads of customs terminals, as well as Heads, other executives and officers of the Service representative offices abroad;
    • 9.4. resolves in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on state service the issues related to service in the Federal Customs Service;
    • 9.5. approves the structure and personnel arrangements of the central office of the Service within the limits of labor compensation and personnel numbers established by the Government of the Russian Federation for the FCS and the estimate of costs for maintenance of the Service within the limits of the allocations approved for relevant period by the Federal budget;
    • 9.6. approves the number and labor compensation funds of employees of Regional Customs Administrations, customs houses and customs terminals, organizations under the jurisdiction of the Service, and representative offices of the Service abroad within the indices established by the Government of the Russian Federation, as well as estimate of costs for their maintenance within the limits of the allocations approved for relevant period by the Federal budget;
    • 9.7. defines the procedure of spending the funds allocated for measures, related to performing by customs authorities of operational search actions;
    • 9.8. arranges in customs bodies in accordance with established order for handling of hand-held weapons and other weapons, ammunition, as well as cold arms;
    • 9.9. approves regulations on breastplates and medals of the Service and regulations on Certificates of Merit of the Federal Customs Service;
    • 9.10. decorates, in accordance with procedure established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, with personal fire arms, as well as valuable presents or monies;
    • 9.11. defines warrants of customs authorities and officials in resolving of organizational, personnel, financial and other issues;
    • 9.12. on the basis and in pursuance of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, issues orders on the issues referred to competence of the Service.

  3. The costs for maintenance of the Federal Customs Service are financed out of the funds envisaged by the federal budget, as well as from other sources specified by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

  4. The Federal Customs Service is a legal entity, it has a seal with the image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and its name, other seals, stamps and forms of established pattern, as well as accounts opened in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

  5. The Federal Customs Service has its blazonry: emblem, flag and pennant, approved in accordance with established procedure.

  6. The Federal Customs Service is based in Moscow.


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