Upcoming Compliance Deadline – Law on Archival Materials and Archival Activities

December 09, 2021

Upcoming Compliance Deadline – Law on Archival Materials and Archival Activities

December 09, 2021

Miloš Velimirović

Miloš Velimirović

Partner

Anđa Nikolić

Anđa Nikolić

Senior Associate

The deadline for preparing the normative acts and submitting them to the relevant archive, in line with the Law on Archival Material and Archival Activity (the “Law“), is 31 December 2021.

The obligors of this Law are the creators and holders of archival material and documentary material, i.e., legal entities or individuals that, through their activities, create archival material and documentary material or persons who have that material in their possession.

The obligations of the creators and holders of archival material and documentary material are numerous, and they refer to the conscientious preservation, in an orderly and safe condition, of archival material and documentary material in the form in which they were created. In addition, the creators and holders of this material are obliged to designate a responsible person for the protection of archival material and documentary material, as well as to adopt certain normative acts:

  • General act on the manner of recording, classification, archiving, and storage of archival material and documentary material (rulebook);
  • List of categories of archival material and documentary material with retention periods; and
  • General act on the manner of recording, protection, and use of electronic documents (rulebook).

Normative acts need to be adopted by 31 December 2021.

In addition, the creators and holders of archival material and documentary material are obliged to submit an archival book, i.e., a transcript from the archive book, to the competent archive, by the 30 April of each year, for the previous calendar year. The deadline for submitting transcripts of the archive book for legal entities under the supervision of the Historical Archive of the City of Belgrade is 30 April 2022.

The Law stipulated fines for failing to comply with these provisions. The fine for a legal entity ranges from RSD 50,000.00 to RSD 2,000,000.00, while the responsible person can be penalised in the amount of RSD 5,000.00 up to RSD 150,000.00.

 

 

 

This text is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Should you require any additional information, feel free to contact us.

Contact:

Miloš Velimirović, Partner
milos.velimirovic@sog.rs

Anđa Nikolić, Senior Associate
andja.nikolic@sog.rs

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