USAIS accused of promiscuity

USAIS accused of promiscuity

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The system of control and accounting of alcohol “legalized” counterfeit products

Photo: RIA NOVOSTI/Vitaly ANEC

USAIS not always help sellers of alcohol to identify illegal products. Duly taken into account in the automated system the goods could be counterfeit and fake brands. With this phenomenon, and in large scale, faced businessmen of the Rostov region. Discussion of the situation included in the agenda of the meeting of the interdepartmental group on the alcohol market. Experts fear that online shopping and catering can now be required to purchase the machines to check marks.

That even passes through the system yegais products may be illegal, according to the materials prepared for the next meeting of the working group, Ministry of economic development for improving the effectiveness of regulation and competition in the alcohol market at the end of January 2017. The documents were sent to members of the group on 29 December 2016 signed by chair of the group and Deputy economic development Minister Oleg Fomichev. The papers said the organisation-licensees in the territory of the Rostov region, retail chain or food service, purchasing alcoholic beverages through a system of USAIS. Next wholesale companies supply their goods with the accompanying documents confirming legality of production and turnover of such products.

“When you receive the products, excise stamps are checked by the organization, through personal Cabinet on the portal fsrar.ru (website address Rosalkogolregulirovanie, RAR. — “Izvestia”), which only shows the line number and series of the brand name, amount and date of the bottling of the products to which it is applied”, — is specified in materials.

All the described measures do not protect from counterfeit. So, from the beginning of 2016 in the Rostov region employees of the RAR revealed the illegal alcohol products in 18 organizations. We are talking about the drinks with fake Federal special and excise stamps. “Visually to determine the authenticity of the brand, printed watermarks and holograms sellers that do not have certain skills, it is quite difficult and almost impossible”, — emphasized in the materials.

In the market Department of the Rostov region at the request of “Izvestia” is not answered.

In violation of part 4 of article 15.12 of the administrative code in the production or sale of goods in respect of which the requirements for the label, faces a fine for officials from 10 thousand to 15 thousand roubles with confiscation of subjects of an administrative offence, for legal entities — up to 300 thousand rubles with confiscation of the same. If there are multiple objects of a legal entity the fine is multiplied by the number of them.

The PAP noted that the service has not received any communications from market participants from the Rostov region and other regions of the difficulties with authentication of products, purchase of which is recorded in the system yegais.

— With regard to the conducted by the Federal alcohol market regulatory service in 2016 control measures in respect of retail trade organizations on the territory of the Rostov region — the justice of decisions rendered fully confirmed the existing judicial practice, — said the representative of RAHR, stressing that there is no failure in bringing to justice because of lack of fault on the part of organizations.

The Ministry of Finance comments are not provided.

— Retail link USAIS connected to the cash register, so while the alcohol does not pass through the cashier, it is difficult to say, legal or not, — said the head of the Center of researches Federal and regional alcohol markets (tsifrra) Vadim Drobiz. — Do not miss illegal products. In any case, when getting into such conflicts, the company can appeal the decision of the PAP, if the authenticity of the stamps was confirmed on the website of the service.

Member of the Presidium “Support of Russia” Alexei nebol’sin said that, except in the Rostov region, the organization is no evidence of such problems with alcohol.

— Rostov story seems strange, we do not understand how in the system yegais may be illegal alcohol, most likely, we are talking about some excesses in the field. We fear that after this story we may be obliged to buy special machines to check the brands that will cost us a pretty penny, — said Alexei nebol’sin.

“Diksi” and X5 Retail Group (brands “Pyaterochka”, “Perekrestok” and “Karusel”) comments are not provided.

For alcohol producers on the Russian became mandatory in 2007, from January 1, 2016, the system was extended to the distributors of products, from 1 July 2016 — retail: retail chains and foodservice companies. USAIS takes into account the movement of each legal bottle of alcohol at all stages.