The introduction of EGAIS (unified state automated information system) for tobacco may take a long time, said the Agency TASS, the Deputy head of the Ministry of Finance Ilya Trunin.

The official explained that the introduction of EGAIS for tobacco you need to take a series of legislative and technical changes. “The count must begin from the moment when we adopt the amendments to the law. Most likely, you will need to modify brands, equipment to equip, and so forth,” – said Trunin.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin saidthat the road map for the introduction of a system of marks and EGAIS for tobacco can be developed in may. Vice Prime Minister stressed that the government came to the conclusion that the USAIS the most effective way to regulate the industry.

Among the proposals is the introduction of EGAIS in analogy to alcohol, and marking by analogy with the coats. The Ministry of Finance and Ministry of economic development, we will note, earlier gave preference to the labeling, because USAIS not solve the issue of revenues from the penetration of the Russian market of unmarked domestic brands of products from countries of the Eurasian economic Union.

The mechanism USAIS already established on alcoholic products, so start the introduction of a system for tobacco can begin as early as fall, said the head of analytical Department of Rosalkogolregulirovanija Vladislav Spirin. However, only to excise sufficiently protected, so the system should be built based on them, he said.

80-85% of the retail outlets of alcohol and tobacco, according to reports, different, and almost everywhere equipment USAIS already installed.

USAIS for tobacco products to appear, but not soon 21.04.2017

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