The media learned about the plans for the creation of a single regulator of alcohol and tobacco

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin, in which he proposed the creation of a single regulator for alcoholic and tobacco products. About this “Kommersant” told several sources in the industry and two Federal officials.

One of interlocutors of Agency have specified that we are talking about the creation of the Agency, which would combine the functions of control to combat counterfeit and contraband products in both markets, which will lead to the expansion of the system yegais turnover of tobacco products.

Another source told the publication that he had seen a letter from the approving resolution of President Putin.

Press Secretary Alexander Khloponin Natalia Platonova this information refused to comment. “Solutions will be reported to him to the end of March,” — said Platonov.

According to interlocutors of the newspaper, the new regulator can be established on the basis of rosalkogolregulirovaniya (PAP), which since January 2016 is subordinate to the Ministry of Finance.