In the state Duma a bill, which envisages fines of up to 1 million rubles for the sale of products, for which Russia has imposed embargo. The document is available in the automated system of ensuring legislative activity of the lower chamber.
The initiators were deputies from LDPR Sergey karginov and Ivan Sukharev. They proposed to Supplement the Code of administrative offences with a new article 14.2.1. It is a penalty for officials in the amount from 50 thousand rubles to 100 thousand rubles for entrepreneurs without formation of legal entity — a fine of 100 thousand roubles to 300 thousand roubles with confiscation of the products or administrative suspension of activity for up to ninety days, and for legal entities — a fine of 500 thousand rubles to 1 million rubles with confiscation of the products or administrative suspension of activity for up to 90 days.
“The ban on the import of specified products, raw materials and food eliminates the possibility of their further circulation in Russia. However, despite all efforts, on the territory of the Russian Federation continues trading in these goods,” wrote the authors of the bill in the explanatory Memorandum. They also indicated that “these actions [the sale of products of the sanctions] are not consistent with the government’s foreign policy and require additional legal regulation.”
Earlier that first Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on agrarian questions Sergey karginov and member of the lower house Committee on civil, criminal, arbitration and procedural legislation Ivan Sukharev has prepared a bill, wrote”Izvestia”. Karginov said the newspaper that “does not solve this issue [sanctions the sale of products in the country] now means not to interfere with the policy of import substitution, self-sufficiency of the country, and in the end, and cheaper prices.”
In August last year karginov and crackers, and also one more Deputy from LDPR Cyril Cherkasov in the Duma introduced a similar project. He suggested changes to the Federal law “On fundamentals of state regulation of trade activity in the Russian Federation”.
The reason for the parliamentary initiative was, in particular, the decision of the Arbitration court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, adopted on the dispute between CJSC “Tander” (the operating company of Russian retailer “Magnit”) and the Petersburg management of Federal service. Regulatory authorities imposed a fine on “thunder” for selling cheese produced in France, but the court sided with the company. He pointed out that the government restricted the import of only some products, but not forbidden to trade with them.
In February, the Russian government did not support the document. The review 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.
Russia has restricted food imports from countries that imposed sanctions do not, as of August 2014. In particular, this applies to USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. Under the ban came in including dairy products, meat, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits. In June last year, the action contrera was extended until 5 August 2016, and in February spread to a number of countries — Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein. In January 2016, the import of products, raw materials and food and banned from Turkey.