Deputy Prime Minister Abramenko: No need for wine labeling in Russia, the EGAIS system is sufficient
MOSCOW, November 24 – RIA Novosti. Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko told RIA Novosti that there is no need for wine labeling in addition to beer labeling, which is scheduled to launch in Russia in spring 2023, the current EGAIS system is sufficient for the wine industry. First Russian Wine Forum.
He noted that the Ministry of Finance is working on this issue and that this is an interim decision in the discussion on the need to introduce wine labeling. According to Abramchenko, the final decision on this issue has not yet been made.
A similar position is shared by Boris Titov, who was authorized by the President of the Russian Federation to protect the rights of entrepreneurs who own the Abrau-Dyurso group of companies. “We had this conversation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and other departments. Today we heard from the Ministry of Finance that there was at least one decision not to give a double rating. … One of them will remain – this is a very appropriate answer for us, but there is no other answer that we need to pay attention to. ” said.
Titov also added that for the industry, EGAIS is “not just an issue”. “If another markup is made, it will be a complete overkill. In addition to having to spend more money, we will have to attract more resources,” the Ombudsman said.
In early August, the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to introduce mandatory electronic labeling of beer, including soft and low-alcohol beverages, in the Russian Federation from April 1, 2023. The labeling trial began on April 1, 2021, and will run until February 28, 2023: it labels not only malt beer, but also non-alcoholic beer, as well as cider, poiret (pear cider), and mead.
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