In the state Duma introduced amendments banning online storefronts with alcohol

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In the state Duma a package of bills banning the use of online showcases for demonstration of alcoholic beverages and the introduction of criminal and administrative liability for violation of this prohibition follows from the Duma electronic database.

The law on state regulation of production and turnover of alcohol products is proposed to add a provision that prohibits the use of information-telecommunication networks of organizations engaged in the retail sale of alcoholic beverages, for demonstration sold alcoholic beverages.

As the developers of the bill, despite the fact that alcoholic products are related to list of goods, distance selling of which is prohibited, and Internet sales of alcoholic beverages in Russia is not only implemented, but also increases the growth of the Russian e-commerce market. «Currently, the most common form of «circumvention» of the prohibition of remote sale of alcohol are online Windows. In accordance with the current legislation, the use of virtual storefronts is not considered a sale of alcohol via the Internet, as the process of purchase and payment of goods should formally occur at a stationary point», — stated in the explanatory note to the bill.

According to the developers, knowledgeable consumers know that even though pop-up information on the website of the store that remote sale is not carried out, after booking the order, the managers will offer the buyer to arrange courier delivery of selected alcohol products in the house.

The criminal code of the Russian Federation proposed to add a clause, according to which repeated for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages remote way is punished with correctional labor for the term up to one year with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years. According to note that criminal penalties will occur if the offender has been subjected to administrative punishment for a similar offense.

The code of administrative offences (Cao) of the Russian Federation is supplemented with short stories on which the retail sale of alcoholic beverages remote way, if this action does not contain penal act, — entails a fine on citizens in the amount from 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles, for officials — from 200 thousand to 300 thousand rubles, on legal entities — from 500 thousand to one million rubles.