Manturov has declared readiness of the Ministry to discuss the benefits of beer in banks

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary in fotomancer of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov. Archival photoManturov has declared readiness of the Ministry to discuss the benefits of beer in banks© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary the image Bank

The Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation is ready to discuss the introduction of incentives for the sale of beer in aluminum cans, it is connected with necessity to develop the deep processing of aluminum in the country, said the head of the Ministry Denis Manturov.

On Monday, the newspaper «Kommersant» wrote that the Ministry has prepared a bill which proposes to lift the ban on the sale of beer, beer beverages, cider, Poire (pear cider) and Mead in aluminum cans in non-stationary trading objects, and also allow to sell the products in all the shops and stalls at night.

According to the newspaper, the amendments developed in the framework of a set of measures to support the Russian aluminum industry, which because of the sanctions faced with reduced demand. However, Deputy industry and trade Viktor Evtukhov told RIA Novosti that such a bill has not been developed, the proposals received from experts in trading industry.

«We are ready to discuss, in particular, and these scenarios,» — said Manturov journalists on Tuesday. He reminded that the Ministry is responsible not only for the aluminum industry and trade. «So it is a complex issue,» — said the head of Ministry of industry and trade.

«We’re talking about what we need to develop the deep processing of aluminum products in the country. In particular, this applies to aluminum containers for different drinks. In this case we are talking about beer,» said Manturov.

In his opinion, the binding of concessions for the sale of beer in the banks to «RUSAL» sounds illogical. «I hope there will be other producers, refiners primary aluminum. RUSAL is a primary aluminium producer. When we talk about recycling, indirectly, of course, we will provide processing within the country, including assistance for «RUSAL», — concluded the Minister.

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