First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on agrarian and food policy Sergei Lisovsky said that the senators intend to make to the state Duma amendments to the law on trade, which will limit the continuous operation of large retail chains, reports TASS.
According to him, the hypermarkets should be prohibited to work around the clock and seriously reduce the working hours at weekends: on Saturday, the big retailers will be open until 16:00 and on Sundays closed.
“The work is done, we are trying to negotiate with the Ministry of industry, Ministry of agriculture and FAS that it was an agreed position,” he said, adding that online shopping will be involved in the discussion. “Some of the agencies supports us,” he said.
The relevant amendments to the law on trade can be in the autumn in the State Duma in collaboration with the working group of the Deputy from “United Russia” Irina Yarovaya.
Lisowski, according to him, which leads RNSprepared its proposal under the impression from the meeting with German farmers. They marveled at the story Lisowski on-chain stores: “grocery hypermarket worked 24 hours a day – it’s the end of any other form of trade.”
The first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on education and science, the former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko has criticized this idea. According to him, that the restriction round-the-clock operation of large retail chains will contribute to the development of small business is the wrong approach, reports RIA “Novosti”.
Onishchenko noted that if hypermarkets are now working on that schedule, then they are needed. According to him, for small and medium businesses need to change the conditions to create soft loans to prepare for these shots, do tax holidays, and not to close the hypermarkets.
Later on Friday, the newspaper “Kommersant” reported that the head of the Association of retail companies Ilya Lomakin-Rumyantsev as bad about the idea to limit the work-hour hypermarkets. In his opinion, to help small stores need by lowering taxes, rental prices and wholesale base procurement of goods, and not restrictions for large businesses.