The degree of beer in Russia will increase to vodka: restrictions on the fortress proposed to remove

Moscow-Live.ru / Akishin Vyacheslav

Manufacturers believe that this creates trade barriers for import of products to Russia and the conditions of inequality in the WTO

Moscow-Live.ru / Budziszewski Nicholas

The Russian manufacturers of beer has proposed to exclude from the technical regulations of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) limitations in strength beer beverages not exceeding 7 degrees.

Manufacturers believe that this creates trade barriers for import of products to Russia and the conditions of inequality in the WTO.

As stated in the materials working group of the expert Council under the Rosalkogolregulirovanie (PAP), in technical regulations «About safety of alcoholic production» it is proposed to make changes that do not involve restrictions on the strength of the beer. In this case, most of the beer in this kind of beverages should be not less than 40%.

Possible changes discussed at the working group in the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. Today on the international market there are many sturdy varieties of craft beer that are not available to domestic consumers, as their import is banned. This is a trade barrier for import of products to Russia, and also creating a disadvantage in the WTO, noted, «Izvestia» with reference to the documents of the expert Council under the PAP.

In other countries beer production by strength is not limited. There are varieties of the fortress which is 7%, 20% and even 60%. In a press-service of «Baltika» believe that there is no risk that, after the lifting of restrictions on the domestic market will immediately see a beer with a strength of 40 degrees, because the rate of excise duty on strong beer in Russia is higher than for beverages up to 8.6% inclusive: 39 and 21 rubles per 1 liter, respectively.

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