Bulk purchase of all alcohol in Russia from January 1, will go through USAIS

Bulk purchase of all alcohol in Russia from January 1, will go through USAIS


The costs of connection to the unified state automated information system of production control and sale of alcoholic drinks amount to about 20 thousand rubles, so the scarcity of alcohol and the closure of outlets will not.

MOSCOW, 1 Jan. All alcoholic products from 1 January 2016 in Russia for bulk purchases will be via the unified state automated information system of production control and sales of alcoholic beverages (USAIS). Appropriate amendments to the legislation come into force.

At the end of December 2015, the media reported that the enterprises of public catering because of the introduction of this system can stay without alcohol, as not all have time to prepare, including not yet purchased equipment.

In this case, as described in Rosalkogolregulirovanii, catering must only confirm fact the purchase of alcohol, not sold; the costs of connection to the system of USAIS be about 20 thousand rubles, so the deficiency of alcoholic beverages and mass closure of retail outlets will not. They added that the sale will have to confirm only from 1 July 2016.

According to the General Director of the company “arpikom” (restaurants Goodman, “Filimonova and Yankel”, “Kolbasoff”) Mikhail Makarov, the start of the test period USAIS within six months “the right decision” and “the least painful option for all companies related to the sale of alcohol”.

Thus, according to him, the restaurants, the company does not plan to raise prices on alcohol. “We are going to keep them at the expense of their margins. However, if the market will dictate other conditions, we will focus on the situation,” Makarov said.