The Ministry of agriculture said that he had not proposed to raise the minimum price of cognac

© Fotolia / shaiithБокал with brandy. Archival photoThe Ministry of agriculture said that he had not proposed to raise the minimum price of cognac© Fotolia / shaiith

The Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation has made a proposal to raise the minimum retail price for cognac, told reporters at the Ministry.

In a Friday newspaper «Izvestia» with reference to the head of Department food and processing industry Ministry of agriculture Eugene Akhpashev reported that MRC cognac can grow in 2018 by more than a third to reach 500 rubles per half liter.

«The agriculture Ministry has made proposals to increase the minimum retail price of cognac and no plans to initiate such amendments in the future. These issues are not within the powers of the Agency,» according to the agriculture Ministry.

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