The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is awaiting a conclusion on the reduction of the period for making a decision on issuing a license for the production and circulation of alcoholic and alcohol-containing products, as well as on a permit for the processing of food products for these documents.
“The offer period is from 30 calendar days to 20 business days. It can be extended, but not more than 10 working days”, – reports the Ministry of Finance.
It is expected that the proposed changes will be received as part of the planned interdepartmental interaction.
“Organization of decision-making to gain authority and get to work faster”, – Director of the Department of Customs Policy and Regulation of the Alcohol Market of the Ministry of Finance Nikita Zolkin.
The decision to reissue a license (for an exclusive license for the retail sale of alcoholic products), subject to consideration, will be made by the licensing authority within 10 working days, unless an on-site verification of the sample is required. If the license is changed without reorganization, or location, the license will be reissued within 30 calendar days from the moment of receipt within the framework of the interdepartmental membership system without a license.
In addition, it is required to provide a list of documents that an organization needs when applying for the issuance, extension or renewal of a license for such a manufacturer.
“In order to obtain a license for the production, storage and presentation of produced wine, game wine with a protected geographical indication, with a protected designation of origin, the number of documents submitted has been reduced from eleven to three, and for peasant farms from ten to three”, – explains the Ministry of Finance.
And obtaining a license for alcohol by road is inevitably only two documents instead of nine.