eng.belta.by – 23 de Febrero de 2015 – Bielorrusia
MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – Measures to prevent the sale of falsified alcohol and tobacco products on the Belarusian market will be enhanced on 1 July, BelTA learned from the presidential press service.
On 20 February President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed ordinance No. 2 to introduce additions and amendments to ordinance No. 28 of 17 December 2002 “Concerning the state regulation of the manufacture, sale, and consumption of tobacco raw materials and products” and additions to ordinance No. 3 of 29 February 2008 “Concerning certain aspects of state regulation of the manufacture, sale, and advertising of beer, alcohol and tobacco products”. Apart from that, the head of state signed decree No. 92 to introduce amendments and additions to decree No. 450 of 1 September 2010 “Concerning the licensing of certain activities”.
According to the press release of the press service, these documents enhance state control over the sale of alcohol and tobacco products, and aim to prevent the sale of low-quality and falsified products on the domestic market of Belarus starting from 1 July 2015.
Besides, the official documents provide for a number of measures to reduce access to alcohol and tobacco products and eradicate shadow sales.