The Ministry of Finance proposed to introduce the labeling of beer and licensing companies in the industry. Instead, the Ministry wants to create a register of beer producers. The criteria for inclusion in it organizations, the Ministry has proposed to jointly establish the Rosalkogolregulirovanie (RAR) and market participants, reports "Kommersant".
The fact that the Ministry of Finance does not support licensing and labeling, at a meeting with representatives of the industry said the Director of the Department of tax and customs policy of the Ministry Alexey Sazanov. He confirmed "Kommersant" that at the first stage from January 1, 2019, the Agency does not offer such measures.
Instead, the Ministry of Finance proposed to create a register of beer producers. The criteria for inclusion will be developed jointly by RAR and market participants.
Opinions of industry representatives on the proposed changes. On the one hand, the Director of legal relations of AB InBev Efes, oraz Durdyev, notes that licensing and labelling are inefficient and excessive methods of regulation. "We appreciate the decision to abandon them after a rational assessment of all possible risks that this could entail. We are glad that the opinion of the industry was heard", - quotes his words"Kommersant".
At the same time, Alexey Kedrin, Vice President for corporate relations of the Baltic States that the conditions for entering the register may be close to the licensing conditions. "In this case, it will not help us in any way," he sums up.