On October 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on fines of up to 25 thousand rubles for transporting more than a block of unmarked cigarettes and other unmarked tobacco products in excess of the norm. The document is posted on the website of the official publication of legal acts.
Thus, it provides for liability for violation of the ban on the movement of tobacco products, tobacco products and nicotine-containing products on the territory of the Russian Federation by individuals, which do not have special stamps or means of identification in accordance with Russian legislation.
The law provides for the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of 15 thousand to 25 thousand rubles with the confiscation of products that have become the subject of a violation.
On October 1, Izvestia reported that Russia will ban the turnover of unmarked tobacco products intended for consumption by heating, as well as unmarked smoking mixtures for hookah that do not contain tobacco.
More than 52 thousand retail participants of heated tobacco turnover are registered in the labeling system. The share of illicit trafficking in the entire tobacco market, including nicotine-containing products, is estimated at 13.3%. According to forecasts of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the "whitewashing" of the industry will bring 50 billion rubles to the country's budget system.