The MAYOR supported the principle of voluntary use of Standards in the alcohol market, as stated in the draft report on the status of national and international standards for manufacturers of alcohol products. The Ministry’s position was supported by the Ministry of industry and trade and Rosstandart.
The Ministry called for the principle of voluntariness in using the Standards in the alcohol market. At present, the application of standards is a mandatory requirement, which present exclusively to producers of alcohol. The position of the Agency was supported by the Ministry of industry and trade and Rosstandart, but the Ministry of Finance and Rosalkogolregulirovanie has acted against the abolition of the strict execution of requirements of state Standards, the newspaper «Izvestia».
About the initiative the MAYOR stated in the draft report on the status of national and international standards for manufacturers of alcohol products. In addition, amendments to the law «On state regulation of production and turnover of ethyl alcohol…».
In the MAYOR insist that it is necessary to adjust the terminology to introduce the principle of voluntary application of standards, and also include provisions on the possibility of alcohol production in accordance with specifications.
However, if the manufacturer has said publicly about the production standard, then it must comply with GOST. The publication notes that on the one hand, the abolition of mandatory Standards on alcohol can lead to lower product quality, and on the other hand, this measure will untie the hands of the producers of Kraft products, flavor variety which is restricted by the requirements of the standards.
Wine producers themselves believe that the requirement for mandatory standards compliance assures consumers of product quality.