The tobacco manufacturers have calculated how much it will cost USAIS introduction

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The use of yegais (Unified state automated information system) in the tobacco industry will cost the cigarette companies, wholesalers, and retail, according to the calculations of producers, about 47 billion rubles, the newspaper «Kommersant».

Tobacco companies came to the conclusion that the introduction of EGAIS for tobacco an unwarranted additional financial burden on the industry will grow by more than 19 times. They calculated that the cost to producers for the purchase specmark will increase from 2.6 billion to 25.5 billion rubles, and the introduction of the system will cost the tobacco factories, wholesale and retail trade about 24 billion rubles, the newspaper said.

The Association «Tabakprom» in this regard, in a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed concern under discussion in the government and the Federation Council the idea of spreading USAIS on the tobacco industry. The fact of sending the letter confirmed the publication of several members of the Association (it includes, in particular, JTI, «BAT Russia», «Donskoy Tabak», and Imperial Tobacco).

USAIS was created in 2006 for control over the circulation of alcoholic beverages and the cost to the Federal budget of 5-7 billion rubles, but if the share of illegal alcohol market reached 40%, and the collection of excise tax was about 60% in the tobacco industry in the past year on illegal products accounted for only 2.2% of the market with the collection of excise duty of 99.9% (466,9 billion issued 336,2 billion cigarettes), said in the letter.

As noted in the letter «Tabakprom», USAIS and the licensing of production and turnover of tobacco products can lead to destabilization of the industry, the decline in tax revenues, sharp increase in the black market, reducing competition, leaving the market of Russian factories, growth of social tension in society. The Association asks the President to instruct the government to further study the issue of regulation in the market before the end of 2017.

The government in USAIS tobacco acts as Vice-Premier Alexander Khloponin. In March it became known about his letter to Putin, in which he raised the issue and proposed the creation of a single regulator for the tobacco industry. Later, Mr Khloponin said that the road map for the introduction of EGAIS for tobacco can be developed in may. To review the press-Secretary of Putin, Dmitry Peskov, on Sunday publication failed. Press Secretary Alexander Khloponin Natalia Platonova did not comment on the letter «Tabakprom».

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