“The Ministry does not foresee growth in tobacco prices due to the introduction of marking

Head of industry and trade Denis Manturov believes that the planned introduction of labeling of tobacco products will not affect their price.

“I don’t think it (the introduction of labelling – if) will affect the cost, we work with business and found the solution in the most optimal format. This is a surgical code,” – said Manturov journalists on Wednesday.

“This is the, in our view, cheap and easy to use format, he said. Up to the end of the year we should already be determined in the final terms. But I think that 2018 would be the best for all market participants”.

As reported recently, the first Vice-Premier Igor Shuvalov, the Russian government plans to launch in 2018, the pilot project for the labelling of tobacco products. It is planned to introduce a labeling for the ten groups of foods, drugs and medical products, light industry products.

Currently labeled fur products, launched a pilot project for the labeling of the drug, in 2018 it is planned to mark the shoes, in 2019 – clothing (jackets, blouses, shirts, suits), as well as bed linen.

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