Authorities responded to reports of a threat of stopping the supply of alcohol

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin instructed the Finance Ministry to take measures to ensure that tax stamps of the companies working in the alcoholic market. About it “RIA Novosti” was told by his representative. Khloponin oversees the government alcohol industry.

The spokesman stressed that the current situation with excise stamps shall not affect the delivery of alcoholic beverages.”

Previously, “Kommersant”, citing Federal officials and market participants said the threat of stopping the supply of imported alcohol in Russia due to the shortage of excise stamps. The sources said that importers complete issue of stamps of the old sample. For some items, the results already ceased due to the lack of inventory of the Central excise customs. In turn, the stamps of the new sample are not given.

The Union of importers of alcoholic beverages (SIAP) has described the situation as critical. Association in connection with the current situation is preparing an appeal to the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. Some market participants interviewed by the newspaper, predicts that part of the undercarriage of imported alcohol can end by the end of July.

The Chairman of the Board of SIAP Valery Filatov explained that after the reorganization of Goznak into a joint stock company and changes to the labeling requirements of the alcohol should have a tender. The competition was supposed to be the selected contractor for the production of tax stamps of a new sample. However, according to Filatov, the tender was not announced. New stamps were issued from 1 July.