Labeling animals will bring losses to business and citizens. As Izvestia found out, this is stated in the negative conclusion of the regulatory impact, which received the fourth draft law on this topic from the Ministry of Agriculture.
The authors of the conclusion propose to first conduct an experiment in a limited area, and then extend the mandatory labeling throughout the country. The Ministry of Agriculture told Izvestia that they do not agree with this point of view, since 79 regions use the marking, so this will not cause any social tension. But the State Duma admitted that the bill could be sent by the Cabinet of Ministers for revision and not come into force from January 2021.
“The analysis of the impact of the socio-economic consequences of the implementation of the draft law on the activities of small and medium-sized businesses was not carried out by the developer, which indicates a low degree of elaboration of this issue,” says the negative opinion on the assessment of the regulatory impact of the draft law of the Ministry of Agriculture “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in terms of improving the legal regulation of relations in the field of veterinary medicine ”.
The document is at the disposal of Izvestia. It also notes that the Ministry of Agriculture declares no costs, but its initiative assumes that the labeling of animals will be done by the owners at their own expense. The Ministry of Agriculture categorically disagrees with this point of view. As Izvestia was informed in the department, marking and registration of animals is already being implemented in 79 regions, in 41 of them the registration is carried out in electronic form. At the same time, no social tension is observed.
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