In Moldova, a number of rules from the Law on the Production and Turnover of Ethyl Alcohol and Alcohol Products will not apply to beer and beverages based on it.
This is provided by amendments to the Law on production and turnover of ethyl alcohol and alcohol products, which the parliament adopted in final reading, as some provisions of the law were irrelevant or had no relation to the activities in the beer and beverage industry based on beer. As the authors note, beer, unlike alcoholic beverages, has its own accounting system and excise taxes for finished products, calculated depending on the liters, rather than the alcohol content. Considering the technology of the beer production process, the volume of finished goods can not really be calculated through the tax accounting system. To take into account the finished products, there is sufficient computerized accounting system and the availability of technological registers to ensure traceability. As previously reported by InfoMarket agency, in particular, the proposed changes stipulate that the beer and beverage producers based on beer will not be subject to the provisions of the article, according to which economic entities engaged in the production and turnover of ethyl alcohol and alcohol products are required: to label alcohol products; to ensure the restriction of access to equipment for the production of ethyl alcohol and alcoholic products; ensure the integrity of the imposed seals, the integrity and serviceability of the measuring and control means, as well as reliable storage conditions for the ethyl alcohol and alcohol products produced; carry out metrological verification. In addition, producers of beer and beverage based on beer will not be subject to a ban on wholesale distribution of packaged alcoholic beverages through rented specialized warehouses; secondary use of bottles for bottling alcohol products, as well as the requirement for compulsory registration with the state register of the turnover of ethyl alcohol and alcoholic products upon receipt of a license and provision. At the same time, a new symbol will be included in the annex to the Law on production and turnover of ethyl alcohol and alcoholic products, which recommends that you refrain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy, which should be placed on the bottle. //12.07.2018 - InfoMarket.