The Ministry of Finance has proposed to introduce criminal punishment for the import of «sanctions»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in foobarcontroller state customs service demonstrates the sanctioned products to be destroyedThe Ministry of Finance has proposed to introduce criminal punishment for the import of «sanctions»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

The Ministry of Finance has prepared a bill introducing criminal liability for the importation of the sanctions. Explanatory note to the document published on the portal of normative legal acts.

The document introduces appropriate amendments to article of the Criminal code on smuggling. The Finance Ministry believe that these measures will increase the efficiency of compliance of the predamage.

Also in the Ministry of Finance noted the need to strengthen the fight against smuggling of strategically important goods and resources, in particular timber. To this end, the Ministry has proposed to introduce into the criminal code article 226.2, which will determine the punishment for violators of this prohibition.

Russia imposed an embargo on the import of certain goods from countries that impose anti-Russian sanctions — US, EU States, Canada, Australia and Norway. A ban were meat, sausage, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products.

In July 2015, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on destruction of goods prohibited for import. Authorities noted that the elimination of sanctions products will help to reduce the flow of contraband, because it becomes uneconomical.

The Ministry of Finance has proposed to introduce criminal punishment for the import of «sanctions»© Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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