The Ministry has proposed to introduce criminal punishment for smuggling clothes

Moscow. December 9. The Ministry proposes to introduce criminal liability for smuggling and selling counterfeit goods of light industry, said the head of the Ministry Denis Manturov at the meeting of the State Commission for combating illicit trafficking of industrial products.

By the end of this year proposals will be submitted to the government.

“Those penalties and the administrative requirements (which exist now), they are poorly motivated from abuse and violations. Therefore, criminal responsibility I think will be exactly to make offenders think about whether or not to engage in this activity or to be law – abiding entrepreneurs,” he said, adding that the Ministry proposes the term “3 to 5 years and for the transportation and sale”.