The government refused to ban the trade sanctions products


The government did not support the bill to ban the sale of products prohibited for import to Russia, Izvestia reports. To justify its position it has found several reasons.

In his review, the government indicated that the trade law should not regulate foreign trade relations. The Cabinet also noted that the sanctions and so the products destroyed according to the decree of the President dated 29 July 2015. But because of the proposed ban on the sale would violate the presumption of unichtojaet sanctions products.

A bill to ban the trade sanctions products submitted to the state Duma in August 2015 three Deputy Sergei karginov, Ivan Sukharev and Kirill Cherkasov (all from the liberal democratic party). They proposed to Supplement the law on trade, writing in it a ban on the sale of goods, “for which in order to protect the national interests of the Russian Federation is prohibited or limited to foreign economic operations involving the import to Russia of certain agricultural products, raw materials and food”.

The reason for the parliamentary initiative has been inspired, in particular, the decision of the Arbitration court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. The decision was the dispute between CJSC “Tander” (the operating company of Russian retailer “Magnit”) and the Petersburg management of Federal service. Regulatory authorities have fined “Tander” for the trade of the produced cheese in France. The court sided with the company, stating that the government only restricted the import of some products, but did not prohibit trade.

A ban on the importation of certain agricultural products is valid from August 2014 in respect of countries that have imposed economic sanctions against Russia (EU countries, USA, Australia, Canada, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein). From 1 January 2016 such a ban imposed in relation to food products from Ukraine. Since 6 August last year, the Rosselkhoznadzor started to destroy prohibited to import goods.