The Ministry has proposed to sell alcohol on a driver’s license

The Ministry has proposed to allow to take in the stores driver’s license as proof of age. The corresponding draft order of the Ministry of industry and trade published on the portal of projects of normative legal acts.

The remaining items in the list of documents confirming age of a purchaser of alcohol, remained the same. A total of 12 — in particular, the passport of the citizen of Russia or another state, passport, temporary identity card, identity card, diplomatic passport, service passport, identity card of a serviceman or military card, residence permit or temporary residence permit in Russia, refugee certificate, and certificate on granting temporary asylum on the territory of Russia.

The project was developed for “updating the list of documents allowing to establish age of the buyer” of alcohol, if the seller doubts the age of majority stated in the explanatory note to the draft. Changes are consistent with the provisions of the Treaty on the Eurasian economic Union and other international treaties, the authors of the document.

It is expected that the order will come into force on 31 March 2017. The previous order of 15 April 2011, listing the documents received with the purchase of alcoholic beverages, will be canceled.

That the Ministry plans to allow you to present a driver’s license when buying alcohol, in November, wrote “Kommersant” with reference to available a letter to the daily office one of the retailers. The source pointed out that the reason for expanding the list of documents to be presented when purchasing alcohol, was differences with the list of documents for the purchase of cigarettes and other tobacco products, which already included a driver’s license.

The interlocutor of “Kommersant”, which is a large retail chain noted that because of the inability to sell alcohol without a passport is not held about 1% of all transactions with alcohol.