Rostec Head: quarter of drinking water on counters is fake

Rostec Head: quarter of drinking water on counters is fake
Sergey Chemezov

A company with Rostec participation may achieve labeling of the next type of goods.

From 25% to 30% of the drinking water sold in Russia is a fake, in some regions the figure exceeds 80%. That was stated by Head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, pointing at the need to label the water, TASS reports.

“The percentage of counterfeits ranges from 25% to 30% (this is average for Russia), and in some regions - up to 80%. It is necessary to label these products,” said Chemezov.

Rospotrebnadzor has already sent a proposal on the labeling of mineral water in the Russian Federation to reduce sales of counterfeit products to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

From 2019, the Center for the Development of Technologies begins to mark fake tobacco, perfume, footwear, tires and covers, cameras and flash lamps, leather garments, coats, bed linen, table linen and some other categories of light industry products. The Eurasian Economic Commission approved to add eight groups: ready-made meat and fish products, baby food and groceries, vegetable oils, household appliances, household chemicals and cosmetics, soft drinks. From January 1, 2020, the labeling is subjected to drugs.

The Center for the Development of Technologies is owned by USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov and his partners, 25% each is owned by Rostec State Corporation and managing partner of Almaz Capital Alexander Galitsky. It is assumed that the marking unit will cost 50 kopecks.

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