MOSCOW, March 14. First Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on agrarian questions Sergey karginov and a member of the Duma Committee on civil, criminal, arbitration and procedural legislation Ivan Sukharev (both from LDPR) has prepared amendments to the Code of administrative offences envisaging responsibility for the trade of goods the import of which in Russia announced the embargo.
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The bill provides for the introduction of the code of administrative offences new article – “Sale of goods in respect of 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 in accordance with current legislation”. For violation of this article an administrative fine: for officials – in the amount from 50 thousand to 100 thousand roubles with confiscation of subjects of an administrative offence; persons engaged in entrepreneurial activities without forming a legal entity – from 100 thousand to 300 thousand roubles with confiscation of subjects of an administrative offence or administrative suspension of activity for up to 90 days; for legal entities – from 500 thousand to 1 million roubles with confiscation of subjects of an administrative offence or administrative suspension of activity for up to 90 days.
In the explanatory note the authors noted that, despite all the efforts for the elimination of trafficking sanctions products, the country still continues trading in these commodities. In many ways, the reason is that selling “sanctional” in fact is not threatened no punishment, except the forfeiture and destruction of prohibited products.
Co-author of the bill Sergey karginov noted that the amendment would be relevant and a year and a half ago. Then the importation was prohibited, and the prohibition of implementation within the country was not.
“To solve this problem now – so not to interfere with the policy of import substitution, self-sufficiency of the country, but in the end – and cheaper prices,” says karginov.
Russian food embargo, adopted in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, was a response to Western sanctions that followed after the inclusion of Crimea in structure of Russia.