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Russian Finance Ministry wants to obtain the right to set a minimum retail price (MRC) on all alcohol, including wine and beer. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the Director of the Department of tax and customs policy of the Ministry of Finance Alexey Sazanov.
According to him, the corresponding query plan to send to the Eurasian economic Commission (EEC) in July.
“Then consideration to five countries (except for Russia, the Commission includes Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), it’s a long process of negotiation, signing of the intergovernmental Council,” said carp, adding that it will remove the ability to install MRC on the year. The same applies to the establishment of MRC for wine and beer.
The initiative to establish minimum prices for wine and beer in March 2019 were made by the representatives of the National Union of producers of barley, malt, hops & beer. For a pint of beer was offered to pay a minimum of 35 rubles. In the Union believe that it will help raise the quality of the products and remove counterfeits from the market.
Currently in Russia, minimum prices are established for vodka, brandy and sparkling wine (champagne).
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