In Poland adopted the law on prohibition of trade on Sundays

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in Photobacterium of Poland Andrzej Duda. Archive photoIn Poland adopted the law on prohibition of trade on Sundays© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed on Tuesday a law banning trade on Sundays.

Previously, the Seimas adopted the law 254 votes to 156. The law will be introduced gradually with a transition period from March 2018 to January 2020.

Initially it was assumed that the implementation of the act will commence on 1 January of the current year, but in the end the transitional period before the final prohibition of trade on Sundays kicks off in March 2018.

Since March, the stores can only work in the first and last Sunday of the month. In 2019, the shops will only open on the last Sunday of the month, and by 2020 will come into force a complete ban.

The law contains several exceptions. In particular, to trade on Sundays will allow online stores and outlets in petrol stations.

For violation of this law face a penalty of a fine or restriction of liberty.

By signing the law, Duda stated that the prohibition of Sunday trading will have a positive impact on the Polish families.

«For anyone who works on Sunday is not a day that you can spend with their families,» he said. The Polish President said that recently did with the wife shopping at the store, and the cashier asked whether he would sign a law banning Commerce on Sunday, and having heard the affirmative answer really thanked him.

Duda noted that the innovation should not be a shock to the poles, as it implies a transition period and exceptions to the provisions of the law some types of commercial facilities and industries.

The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, assessing this law, stated that it supported him. He noted that similar restrictions exist in some countries of the European Union.

Opponents of the law believe that it will be reflected, primarily, in the stores, which are located in border areas in Eastern Poland. So, only residents of Belarus are left in the Polish stores more than 100 million euros.

Commenting on this law, the Polish journalists are already offering ways to circumvent the ban, and not to fall under the sanctions. The possibility to use the fact that the ban does not affect trade via the Internet. As one of the options offered to the stores on Sundays did not work as a trading point and as a place of presentation of goods in which they can see, study them, order online, pay and get your purchase.