Russia may introduce hefty fines for selling fake pet food

The maximum fine for import, production or sale of fake or unregistered pet food can be up to 7.000 rubles (Euro 75) for private persons and up to 500.000 rubles (Euro 5400) for legal entities, commented on the update of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation (CAO), Irina Rukavishnikova, first Deputy Chairman of the Council of Federation Committee for constitutional legislation and public development.

It is also suggested to establish liability for the manufacture, sale or use of fake or counterfeit medicines for veterinary use. According to the draft of CAO, the production, sale or import into the territory of Russia of fake, counterfeit and unregistered medicines for veterinary use, private persons can be fined for 50.000 up to 100.000 rubles (Euro 540–1.000), officials and individual entrepreneurs – for 100.000 up to 500.000 rubles (Euro 1.000–5.400), and legal entities – for 300.000 up to 1,5 million rubles (Euro 3.200–16.000). The same fines could be applied to manufacturers of substandard medicines for pets or sell products import or circulation of which are suspended on the territory of the Russian Federation.

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