Rosalkogolregulirovanie confirmed the willingness to monitor the tobacco market

Rosalkogolregulirovanie (The Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation) is ready to fulfill the authority to regulate the tobacco market and supports this proposal. The head of the department Igor Chuyan confirmed that “there will be enough resources for this work”. This Friday, June 23, reports Interfax.
Commenting on the information that in the sphere of production and sale of tobacco products an accounting system by analogy with the EGAIS for alcohol can be introduced, the official explained that at present this issue is being scrutinized by the Ministry of Finance.
The day before, the Federal Customs Service (FCS) was in favor of setting up the EGAIS, a similar type operating on the alcohol market, in the sphere of production and sale of tobacco products.
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“We believe that in the future, one of the forms of accounting for and control over the production of tobacco products can be the fixation of information on this product in the unified state system of accounting for production – EGAIS. In the image and likeness of control over alcohol products, “said acting head of the department Ruslan Davydov.
In early March 2017, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin sent to President Vladimir Putin proposals for the creation of a single regulator – an agency – to monitor the production and turnover of alcohol and tobacco products in Russia.
In turn, the deputy head of the tax and customs policy department of the Ministry of Finance, Nina Nechiporuk, said on March 23 that the labeling of tobacco products by analogy with fur products may start in July next year. The relevant bill is being under development.

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