The Ministry of Finance: labeling of beer is possible by analogy with coats and drugs

The Ministry of Finance: labeling of beer is possible by analogy with coats and drugs

MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. Follow up of bulk commodities such as beer, should be on the basis of modern methods of marking. This opinion was expressed by TASS, Deputy Minister of Finance Ilya Trunin.

“Enter the label (beer – approx. ed.) is possible, but the stamps, which are attached to other alcoholic beverages, (to use) difficult. Now is a law on the labelling of medicines, fur coats. If we’re going, we’re going to Russia to introduce a labelling not only of excisable goods, has the meaning of the labeling of bulk commodities, such as beer, to reflect on more modern methods,” – said the Deputy Minister.

Trunin did not specify how it can be such marks, noting, however, that it will not be tax stamps on paper.

The labeling of beer

The net also conceptually supports the labeling of beer and beer drinks special Federal excise stamps.

This was stated in the letter of the head of Department Igor Juana the Deputy of the state Duma Andrey Golushko (a copy of the letter available to TASS).

While Chuyan stressed that the issue needs careful study because of the wide variety of materials for the manufacture of packaging, its various volumes, as well as the possibility of the sale of these products to the bottling.

Earlier, the national Union of consumer protection proposed to start marking beer and beer drinks tax stamps, similar to the rest of alcoholic beverages.

Now beer is not marked with excise stamps. In addition, the production (small Breweries), transportation and sale of beer is not subject to locking in the Unified state automated system (EGAIS).

Current projects for marking

In Russia there are two projects on the labeling of products: fur products, and medicines. Project on electronic marking (RFID) of the fur products was launched in the spring of 2016, and with August marking became mandatory on the territory of EurAsEC. That is, in the EurAsEC countries prohibited the acquisition, storage, use, transportation and sale of unmarked items of clothing, clothing accessories and products from natural fur.

RFID tags (Radio Frequency IDentification, radio frequency identification of goods) is able to store data and to transfer them in a contactless manner using radio waves.

“The presence of a label confirms that the goods have been fully paid all tax and customs payments. If the item is not marked, the turnover of such goods will be banned and thus will be provided the implementation of tax and customs legislation, not only in the Russian Federation”, – said earlier Trunin.

February 2017 in Russia has also launched a pilot project for the marking of a medication bar code to protect against substandard drugs and counterfeiting. According to Roszdravnadzor, in the experiment will be marked 60 trade names, including 10 drugs for patients with rare (orphan) diseases, 30 of the list of vital and essential medicines.

From 2018 it is planned to make the labeling of the binary bar code is mandatory for all manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals in Russia.

The Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation in March 2017, proposed to expand the list of products that we distribute the marking by analogy with furs. The list includes rims, outerwear and some textiles, told journalists the head of Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov. According to him, in a pilot mode marking can earn this year.