This was stated by the head of the Union of brewers Vyacheslav Mamontov in a written appeal to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The price of beer in Russia will significantly increase as the Ministry of natural resources increases the environmental tax for packaging made of aluminium and polymer. A significant tax increase will lead to higher prices of alcoholic beverage. The idea to move some duties on the shoulders of the buyers was supported by the manufacturers of other products. Representatives of the companies have warned the Prime Minister about the rise in price of goods. The average expected increase in cost of food by one percent.
In addition, the experts criticized the environmental fee, calling it useless before the introduction of garbage separation in all regions of the Russian Federation. Cases may arise of the sale of acts of disposing of waste. The mammoth proposes to increase rates for three years, in order not to plunge the domestic economy into a state of deep crisis. Under assumptions of experts, the income from environmental charges in 2019 will grow by two billion relative to planned amounts.