Code Of Administrative Offences Of The Russian Federation

NO. 195-FZ OF DECEMBER 30, 2001
(with the Amendments and Additions of April 25, December 31, 2002, June 30, July 4, November 11, December 8, 2003, April 25, 2002)
Adopted by the State Duma on December 20, 2001
Endorsed by the Council of Federation on December 26, 2001

Section II
Chapter 5
Administrative Offences Encroaching Upon Citizens' Rights
Chapter 6
Administrative Offences Endangering the Health and Sanitary-and Epidemiological Well-Being of the Population and Endangering Public Morals
Chapter 7
Administrative Offences in the Area of Property Protection
Chapter 8
Administrative Offenses Concerning Environment Protection and Wildlife Management
Chapter 9
Administrative Offenses in Industry, Construction and Energetics
Chapter 10
Administrative Offenses in Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Land Reclamation
Chapter 11
Administrative Offenses on Transport
Chapter 12
Road Traffic Administrative Offenses
Chapter 13
Administrative Offences in the Area of Communications and Information
Chapter 14
Administrative Offences in Business
Chapter 15
Administrative Offences Concerning Finance, Taxes and Fees, as Well as Security Market
Chapter 16
Administrative Offences in Customs Area (Violations of Customs Rules)
Chapter 17
Administrative Offences Encroaching upon State Power Institutions
Chapter 18
Administrative Offences in the Area of Safeguarding the State Borders of the Russian Federation and Treating Aliens and Stateless Persons on the Territory of the Russian Federation
Chapter 19
Administrative Offences against Government Procedures
Chapter 20
Administrative Offenses Encroaching upon Public Order and Security
Chapter 21
Administrative Offenses in Military Registration

Chapter 16. Administrative Offences in Customs Area (Violations of Customs Rules)


Article 16.1. Unlawful Movement of Commodities and (or) Transport Vehicles across the Customs Border of the Russian Federation


 Movement of commodities and (or) transport vehicles across the customs border of the Russian Federation without customs control, or concealing them from it by way of using hiding places and other means impeding the detection of commodities, or under the disguise of other commodities, or by submitting to a customs agency false documents, or illegally obtained documents, or documents containing unreliable data, or documents relating to other commodities and (or) transport vehicles, or other invalid documents, as well as by the use of false identification means or of authentic means of identification, relating to other commodities and (or) transport means, except for the cases provided for by Article 16.2 of this Code -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens, officials and legal entities in the amount of from half to three times the cost of the commodities, which are the subjects of the administrative offence, with or without confiscation thereof or and confiscation of the commodities and (or) transport vehicles, which are the instruments used to commit the administrative offence, or confiscation of the subjects of the administrative offence.
 Note. The notions "commodities", "transport vehicles" and "carrier", used in this Chapter, are the same as in the Customs Code of the Russian Federation.

Article 16.2. Failure to Declare, or Unreliable Declaration, of Goods and (or) of Transport Vehicles


 1. Failure to declare commodities and (or) transport vehicles, subject to declaration, safe for the cases provided for by Article 16.1 of this Code -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens, officials and legal entities in the amount of from half to two times the cost of the commodities and (or) transport vehicles which are the subjects of the administrative offence with or without confiscation thereof or confiscation of the subjects of the administrative offence.
 2. Entering in a customs declaration, or any other type of document established for declaring commodities, false data about the name, quality, customs value, country of origin of commodities and (or) transport vehicles, and about customs treatment thereof, as well as other data necessary for rendering a decision about the release (conditional release) of commodities and (or) transport vehicles and placement thereof under a selected customs treatment or affecting the collection of customs fees, except for the cases provided for by Article 16.3. of this Code -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens, officials and legal entities in the amount of from half to two times the cost of the commodities and (or) transport vehicles, which are the subjects of the administrative offence, with or without confiscation thereof, or confiscation of the subjects of the administrative offence.

Article 16.3. Movement of Commodities and (or) of Transport Vehicles without Taking Measures in Order to Protect the Economic Interests of the Russian Federation and Disregarding Other Prohibitions and Restrictions


 Importation into the Russian Federation and exportation from the territory of the Russian Federation of commodities and (or) transport vehicles without taking measures in order to protect the economic interests of the Russian Federation, while effecting foreign trade in commodities, and without regard to other prohibitions and limitations established under federal laws and international treaties of the Russian Federation -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from fifteen to twenty times the minimum wage with or without confiscation of the subjects of the administrative offence; on officials in the amount of from thirty to forty times the minimum wage with or without confiscation of the subjects of the administrative offence; and on legal entities in the amount of from three hundred to four hundred times the minimum wage with or without confiscation of the subjects of the administrative offence.

Article 16.4. Failure to Notify about Crossing the Customs Border of the Russian Federation, When Importing Commodities and (or) Transport Vehicles


 Failure of a carrier to meet the requirements, established under the customs laws, as regards the notification of a customs agency about crossing the customs border of the Russian Federation, when importing commodities and (or) transport vehicles to the customs territory of the Russian Federation -
 shall entail a warning or the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from one to three times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from three to five times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from thirty to fifty times the minimum wage.

Article 16.5. Violating Customs Control Zone Procedures


 Moving commodities and (or) transport vehicles across the boundaries of the customs control zone or within the limits thereof, as well as exercising production or other business activities without authorization of a customs agency -
 shall entail a warning or the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from three to five times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from fifty to one hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.6. Failure to Take Measures in the Event of an Accident or the Action of an Overwhelming Force


 1. Failure of a carrier, in the event of an accident or the action of an overwhelming force, to take measures in order to ensure safe keeping of the commodities and transport vehicles, accepted for delivery to the place determined by a customs agency or being moved in transit, as well as allowing their use for an improper purpose -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from fifteen to twenty times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from thirty to forty times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from three hundred to four hundred times the minimum wage.
 2. Failure of a carrier, in the event of an accident or the action of an overwhelming force, to notify the nearest customs agency about the circumstances thereof, about the location of the commodities and (or) transport vehicles, accepted for delivery to the location determined by a customs agency, or being moved in transit, as well as failure to ensure their transportation to the nearest customs agency -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from three to five times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from fifty to one hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.7. Failure to Follow the Rules on Moving Transport Vehicles Across the Customs Border of the Russian Federation


 Failure of a carrier to meet the established requirements in respect of parking a transport vehicle, which is crossing the customs border of the Russian Federation, at the place determined by a customs agency, or departure (leaving) of a transport vehicle, which is under customs control, from the parking place thereof without authorization of the customs agency, as well as the same actions regarding transport vehicles, being moved across the customs border of the Russian Federation as a commodity -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from three to five times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from three to five times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from fifty to one hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.8. Mooring to a Vessel or Other Floatage under the Customs Control


 The mooring to a vessel or to other floatage under customs control of vessels and other floatage without authorization of a customs agency-
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from one hundred to two hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.9. Release without Authorization of a Customs Agency, Loss or Non-Delivery to a Customs Agency, of Commodities, Transport Vehicles or Documents Thereon


 1. Release without authorization of a customs agency, loss or non- delivery to the place, determined by a customs agency, of commodities and (or) transport vehicles which are under customs control -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens, officials and legal entities in the amount of from half to two times the cost of the commodities and (or) transport vehicles, which are the subjects of the administrative offence, with or without confiscation thereof.
 2. Loss of documents, on the commodities and (or) transport vehicles under customs control, accepted for delivery to a customs agency -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from three to five times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from fifty to one hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.10. Violating the Term for, or Route of, Delivering Commodities and (or) Transport Vehicles


 Failure of a carrier to observe the term for, or follow the route of, transporting to the place of delivery commodities and (or) transport vehicles which are under customs control -
 shall entail a warning or the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from three to five times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from fifty to one hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.11. Elimination, Damage, Loss or Alteration of Means of Identification


 Elimination, damage, loss or alteration of means of identification used by a customs agency -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from three to ten times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from five to twenty times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from fifty to two hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.12. Violating the Term for Submitting a Customs Declaration


 Violating the established term for submitting a customs declaration, documents or additional data necessary for customs purposes to a customs agency -
 shall entail a warning or the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from one to three times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from three to five times the minimum wage, and on legal entities on the amount of from thirty to fifty times the minimum wage.

Article 16.13. Conducting Freight and Other Operations without Authorization of a Customs Agency


 Shipping, loading, unloading, transshiping, mending damaged packing, packing, repacking and packing in a different way, accepting for transportation commodities and (or) transport vehicles under customs control, as well as sampling and testing such commodities or unsealing premises and other places, where said commodities and (or) transport vehicles may be, without authorization of a customs agency -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from one hundred to two hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.14. Violating the Procedure for Placement of Commodities in Storage, the Procedure for Storing Them or the Procedure for Dealing with Them


 Failure to meet the established requirements and to observe the established terms and conditions for placing commodities in a temporary storage warehouse or free warehouse, or violating the procedure or terms and conditions of storage thereof, as well as the procedure for dealing with them, without authorization of a customs agency, where such authorization is obligatory, safe for the cases provided for by other articles of this Chapter -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from two to five times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from three to ten times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from thirty to one hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.15. Failure to Submit Reports to a Customs Agency and to Observe a Registration Procedure


 Failure to submit, or untimely submission of, reports to a customs agency in the cases provided for by the customs laws, or failure to observe the established registration procedure, as well as submission of unreliable reports -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from one hundred to two hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.16. Failure to Take Measures for the Purpose of Customs Formalization or Release of Commodities and (or) Transport Vehicles Which Are in a Temporary Storage Warehouse


 Failure of a person, moving commodities and (or) transport vehicle, to take measures, provided for by the customs laws, for the purpose of customs formalization or release within the established term of commodities in temporary storage, safe for the cases provided for by other articles of this Chapter -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens, officials and legal entities in the amount of from one tenth to half the cost of the commodities and transport vehicles, which are the subjects of the administrative offence, with or without confiscation thereof.

Article 16.17. Failure to Meet the Requirements of the Export Customs Regime


 1. Failure to meet the requirements of the export customs regime in respect of entering currency proceeds from the export of commodities or in respect of obligatory import of commodities, works, services or results of intellectual activities, which cost is equal to that of exported ones, on accounts in authorized banks -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials and legal entities in the amount of from one to three times the cost of the commodities which are the subjects of the administrative offence.
 2. Violating the established procedure for meeting the requirements of the export customs regime in respect of entering currency proceeds from export of commodities or in respect of obligatory import of commodities, works, services or results of intellectual activities, which cost is equal to that of exported ones, on accounts in authorized banks -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from fifty to one hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.18. Failure to Export beyond the Boundaries of the Customs Territory of the Russian Federation, or Failure to Return Commodities and (or) Transport Vehicles to this Territory


 1. Failure to export beyond the boundaries of the customs territory of the Russian Federation commodities and (or) transport vehicles imported earlier, when such export is obligatory, or failure to return to the customs territory of the Russian Federation commodities and (or) transport vehicles exported earlier, when such return is obligatory -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens, officials and legal entities in the amount of from one to two times the cost of the commodities and (or) transport vehicles which are the subjects of the administrative offence, with or without confiscation thereof, or confiscation of the subjects of the administrative offence.
 2. Exportation beyond the boundaries of the customs territory of the Russian Federation of commodities and (or) transport vehicles, imported earlier, in violation of the terms established therefor, when such exportation is obligatory, or importation to the customs territory of the Russian Federation of commodities and (or) transport vehicles, exported earlier, in violation of the terms established therefor, when such importation is obligatory -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from three to five times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from from five to ten times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from fifty to one hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.19. Wrongful Actions in Respect of Commodities and (or) Transport Vehicles Placed under a Certain Customs Regime


 1. Failure to meet the requirements (to fulfil the conditions or to observe the limitations) of a customs regime, when dealing with commodities and (or) transport vehicles, as well as alteration of the state of such commodities and (or) transport vehicles, use or disposal of such commodities and (or) transport vehicles not complying with the customs regime under which such commodities and (or) transport vehicles are placed, except for the cases provided for by Articles 16.14 and 16.20 of this Code -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials and legal entities in the amount of from one third to two times the cost of the commodities and transport vehicles, which are the subjects of the administrative offence, with or without confiscation thereof.
 2. Terminating the operation of a customs regime in violation of the terms established therefor -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from one hundred to two hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 16.20. Violating the Procedure for Use or Disposal of Conditionally Released Commodities and (or) Transport Vehicles


 Use or disposal without the authorization of a customs agency of conditionally released commodities and (or) transport vehicles, enjoying preferential tariffs for customs payments, for purposes, other that those, in connection with which such preferential tariffs are granted -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens, officials and legal entities in the amount of from one third to two times the cost of the commodities and (or) transport vehicles, with or without confiscation thereof, or confiscation of the subjects of the administrative offence.

Article 16.21. Acquisition of Commodities and (or) Transport Vehicles Imported into the Customs Territory of the Russian Federation in Violation of Customs Rules


 Acquisition, storage, transportation of commodities, or use and disposal of commodities, or assistance in selling commodities and (or) transport vehicles, imported to the customs territory of the Russian Federation, without customs control or with their concealment from such control, or by way of fraudulent use of documents or identification means, as well as of those commodities which have not been entered, or have been entered in a false way, or of those for which customs formalization has not been completed, as well as acquisition of commodities and (or) transport vehicles enjoying preferential tariffs for customs payments, or commodities and (or) transport vehicles, the use or disposal of which are limited under the conditions of export or of a declared customs regime -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens, officials and legal entities in the amount of from one third to two times the cost of commodities and (or) transport vehicles, with or without confiscation thereof, or confiscation of the subjects of the administrative offence.

Article 16.22. Violating the Terms for Paying Taxes and Fees Subject to Payment in Connection with Moving Commodities across the Customs Border of the Russian Federation


 Failure to pay, within the established terms, taxes and fees subject to payment in connection with moving commodities across the customs border of the Russian Federation -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens and officials in the amount of from one tenth to two times the amount of unpaid taxes and fees; and on legal entities in the amount of from half to two times the amount of unpaid taxes and fees.

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