The head of the Ministry of agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev expressed support for the initiative of the Federal customs service on the introduction of the criminal code sanctions for smuggling products.
first it was claimed that the FCS of the Russian Federation is drafting a decree which provides for the imposition of liability under the criminal code for illegal imports of items included in the list of the food embargo Russia. At the moment, time for this violation exists only administrative responsibility.
"why not? In a world with very strictly belong to the smugglers, and if you broke the rules, you for decades will be denied entrance into the country. What else? We defend their people, " he said in the interview to a TV channel.
Russia in the last month of summer 2014 limited the import of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. The ban covers meat, sausages, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo for one year, until August 5, 2016.
first, Russia has circulated predamage Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Ukraine, besides at last suspended - ban on the importation of its products will start to operate only in the case of the Kiev economic part of the agreement about unification with the European Union.