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Russia has offered to create Rostabak — new Department, which will assume the functions of a single regulator of the tobacco market. About this newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to the letter from “Sober Russia”, which the organization sent to the first Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov.
In formulating proposals for the establishment of the Federal service for regulation of the tobacco market was attended by 150 experts. In their view, the emergence in Russia of a unified regulator of the tobacco industry will help to solve problems, including quality of raw materials. In addition, Rostabak may engage in legislative regulation of the tobacco industry and to take control of the field of electronic cigarettes and wapow.
The letter also proposed to provide preference to domestic manufacturers of tobacco products through a system of quotas that will allow to develop the Russian tobacco industry and create new jobs. In the “Sober Russia” has estimated that the development of control and regulation of the industry will annually bring to the budget of 350 billion rubles of additional revenue.
At present, functions of regulation of the tobacco industry is entrusted to several authorities: the Ministry of agriculture is engaged in public policy on tobacco market run by the Ministry of Finance are the excise duties and taxes, the Ministry of health is responsible for protecting the health of citizens, and the CPS provides control over the circulation of tobacco products.
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