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ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of January 31, 2014 No. 68

About ensuring activities of Permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization

In pursuance of the Presidential decree of the Russian Federation of December 10, 2013 "About Permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization" the Government of the Russian Federation decides No. 898:

1. Approve the enclosed Regulations on Permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization.

2. Establish the extreme number of employees of Permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization in number of 32 units, from them 27 workers of the foreign office of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, 5 workers of the foreign office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, without limiting increase in number of workers of the foreign office of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

3. To perform financial provision of activities of Permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization for the account and within the budgetary appropriations provided in the federal budget for the corresponding financial year on content of the foreign office of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, except for financial provision of the expenses connected with content of employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization which is performed at the expense of the means provided in the federal budget for the corresponding financial year on content of the foreign office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

4. Paragraph two of Item 9 of the Regulations on the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation approved by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of June 5, 2008 No. 437 "About the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation" (Russian Federation Code, 2008, No. 24, Art. 2867), to state in the following edition:

"The trade missions of the Russian Federation in foreign states, Permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization and specialists of the Ministry in permanent missions of the Russian Federation under the international organizations constitute the foreign office of the Ministry.".

5. Declare invalid the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of May 18, 1992 No. 328 "About development of the relations between the Russian Federation and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade".

Russian Prime Minister

D. Medvedev

 

Approved by the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of January 31, 2014 No. 68

Regulations on Permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization

I. General provisions

1. The permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization (further - Permanent mission) is the state body of external relations of the Russian Federation performing representation of the Russian Federation in the World Trade Organization.

The management and the organization of activities of Permanent mission are performed by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation in interaction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

The permanent mission is placed in the location of the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, the Swiss Confederation.

2. The permanent mission performs the activities according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, the Federal Laws, decrees and orders of the President of the Russian Federation, resolutions and orders of the Government of the Russian Federation, regulatory legal acts of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (on the questions entering competence of these ministries), rules of international law, rules of the World Trade Organization, the legislation of the state of stay, and also this Provision.

3. The permanent mission provides carrying out single policy of the Russian Federation in the World Trade Organization.

4. On the building of Permanent mission or in its territory National flag of the Russian Federation is hoisted, the board with the image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation and text "Permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the World Trade Organization" in the Russian and French languages is established. The state symbolics of the Russian Federation is used taking into account legal practice of the World Trade Organization and the state of stay.

5. Permanent mission, his workers and members of their families use in the state of stay privileges and immunities according to international law and the legislation of the state of stay.

Employees of Permanent mission and members of their families shall follow the laws, administrative rules, and also respect traditions and customs of the state of stay, to abstain from any actions which can be interpreted as intervention in internal affairs of the state of stay.

II. Main objectives and functions of Permanent mission

6. The main objectives and functions of Permanent mission are:

a) representation of the Russian Federation in the World Trade Organization;

b) accomplishment of orders of the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (on the questions entering competence of these ministries), and also the orders of other federal executive bodies, executive bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation approved with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation;

c) participation in development and ensuring realization of single trade policy and line item of the Russian Federation at negotiations within the World Trade Organization directed to creation of favorable external economic conditions for development of economy of the Russian Federation;

d) studying and analysis of activities of the World Trade Organization, her members and observers. Assistance to development of trade and economic relations between the Russian Federation and members of the World Trade Organization;

e) informing in accordance with the established procedure the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and other federal executive bodies concerning activities of the World Trade Organization, introduction in accordance with the established procedure offers on ensuring participation of the Russian Federation in activities of the World Trade Organization;

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