The Government and the Prosecutor General’s Office are instructed to
a) submit amendments to legislation envisioning
restriction of the number of unscheduled inspections by each oversight agency with regard to legal entities and self-employed individuals (not more than 30 percent of the scheduled inspections) with the exception of unscheduled inspections initiated in connection with incurred damage or an emergence of a threat to people’s life or health, harm to animals, plants, the environment, cultural heritage objects, as well as a threat of emergency situations caused by natural disasters or industrial accidents;
decrease the duration of inspections to 10 working days;
limit the focus of unscheduled inspections to the facts that triggered them.
b) submit proposals on the exclusion of measures by investigative bodies that lead to the suspension of business activity, including unfounded confiscation of hard discs from office computers and servers belonging to businesses, at the same time making a provision for copying the information contained thereon.
c) submit proposals authorising the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights, as well as regional commissioners for entrepreneurs' rights to represent the interests of Russian national business associations in courts on certain categories of cases, with the exclusion of filing class action suits or lawsuits in the interest of an unlimited number of persons.
The Government, together with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor General’s Office, is instructed to work out the issue of barring pre-trial restrictions in the form of custody (arrest) regarding individuals suspected of and charged with committing economic crimes, if no active investigation is being conducted on the criminal case, and, if necessary, to envision respective amendments to the legislation of the Russian Federation.
To enhance the protection of entrepreneurs’ rights during a criminal investigation, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Investigative Committee, the Federal Security Service and the Interior Ministry are instructed to:
– ensure oversight over compliance with the requirements of the criminal procedural legislation of the Russian Federation concerning the barring of pre-trial restrictions in the form of custody regarding individuals suspected of and charged with committing economic crimes;
– step up the procedural oversight of the legality of criminal charges and investigation regarding the aforementioned individuals, in particular, the monitoring of procedural deadlines at the pre-trial stage.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is recommended to
– enhance judicial oversight of the legality of criminal charges and investigation regarding individuals suspected of and charged with committing crimes in business;
– submit proposals to the Government concerning the denial of petitions by the investigative bodies to extend pre-trail custody for individuals suspected of and charged with committing economic crimes, if no active investigation is being conducted on the criminal case.