The Government of the Russian Federation has approved amendments to the Criminal Code on responsibility for the production and turnover of tobacco products without a license, according to the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.
"The Government's decision: to approve the draft federal law "On Amendments to Article 1713 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation" and submit it to the State Duma in the prescribed manner," the message says.
It is noted that the draft law provides for changes in the introduction of criminal liability for the production and turnover of tobacco products without an appropriate license.
Also, in order to reduce illegal products, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a draft law on regulating the production and turnover of tobacco items, tobacco products, nicotine-containing products and raw materials for their production.
In addition, the Government approved amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation for offences in the field of illegal production and trafficking of tobacco products.