The initiative, with which the NSZPP applied to the Ministry of Economic Development, was previously considered at a meeting of the working group of the government’s commission for economic development and integration. Based on its results, the Ministry instructed to prepare a justification for this proposal.
According to Pavel Shapkin, head of the NSZPP, the organization is in favor of the ban, but for now the Ministry of Economic Development proposes to stop at the option with a duty of protection. “That is, such an amount of taxes, in fact, is equivalent to a total ban,” Shapkin specified.
At the same time, the Ministry of Economic Development informed the publication that the issue is still under discussion. The next meeting of the commission is expected to take place in June.
The fact that the Russian authorities do not exclude the possibility of banning the import of biologically active additives from hostile countries became known in February. Under its guise, dangerous drugs are now often sold. However, experts warned against hasty decisions: far from all imports are of poor quality.
An alternative option to combat counterfeiting could be the extrajudicial blocking of sites where unregistered dietary supplements are sold; a law in this regard could enter into force on September 1, 2023.