Ban on PET – the Bill was introduced into the State Duma (2014-03-03)

According to the confirmed information of our Union about imposing limits on PET containers used for bottling of beer products (, in February 28 the Deputy of the State Duma, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the Government Regulation of Excise Goods and Advertising Activities of the Economic Policy Committee, Victor Zvagelsky introduced a bill in the lower Chamber containing information about prohibition on alcohol retail sales in plastic bottles over 1,5 l.

According to this document the ban on alcohol products containing over 6% of alcohol will come into force from January 1, 2015 and on other alcohol products – from May 1, 2017.

The market regulator took into account the position of our Union about necessity for introducing comfort transition periods for branch companies (not less than 2 years), linking this item with the required increase in glass bottles output and step-by-step limiting for PET use.

You can find the bill and reasons for necessary restrictions here.

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