“News”: the MAYOR proposes not to penalize large businesses for first time violations

MOSCOW, August 17. /TASS/. Ministry of economic development proposes to waive and issue a warning to large businesses, if they commit a violation for the first time. About it the newspaper “Izvestia” said the Deputy Minister of economic development, Savva Shipov.

“This will reduce the penalty burden on businesses for violations committed for the first time and not hurt”, – said the publication. It is noted that this rule is only valid for small and medium-sized companies.

The newspaper writes that earlier if regulatory authorities were detected at small or medium business, any violation for the first time, they could choose from to fine the owner or to issue a warning. In July last year came into force a law according to which under the assumption of a violation the first time the entrepreneur receives a warning, and a penalty is issued if the situation has not improved. The document stipulates that the warning even for the first time may not apply, in particular, when the recorded facts of abuse of companies ‘ dominant market position, unfair competition or restraints, illegal remuneration on behalf of a legal entity. In these cases, administrative liability is mitigated and remains uncontested action penalties.

According to the newspaper, now the offer of Ministry of economic development seen in other departments, after which it will be discussed at the relevant sub-Commission to the government. According to the results of the MAYOR will start the development of the bill.