Senator: alcohol should be sold primarily in specialty stores

Senator: alcohol should be sold primarily in specialty stores


MOSCOW, March 16. The number of outlets selling alcohol products must be reduced, you must strive for selling this type of goods in specialized stores. This opinion was expressed at a meeting on regulating the market of alcoholic production, the head of the Federation Council Committee on budget and financial markets Sergey Ryabukhin.

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The Senator has reminded that for today in the country the right of realization of alcoholic production is about 250 thousand retail. “Maybe still go the path of specialization? We have, in my opinion, only the lazy does not sell alcohol”, – he noted. The MP also believes that the reduction and specialization of retail sales of alcohol will be easier to implement the Unified state automated information system (EGAIS) designed for state control in the sphere of production and turnover of ethyl alcohol. “It’s one thing to implement the system on 250 thousand points, another 80 thousand specialized”, he said.

Thus Ryabukhin said that the process of specialization of trade in alcohol should not affect small communities, where often only one outlet. “But we have such settlements are not 250 thousand,” he said.

According to the Senator, should not be considered possible restrictions on the sale of alcohol impede the development of small and medium enterprises. “If our small and medium business rests on the sales of alcoholic products, this is a great question not only to Finance but also to the Ministry of industry and trade”, – said the head of the Federation Council Committee on budget and financem.