On August 1, prices for alcohol were raised
Since August 2014, the minimum wholesale price for vodka and other liquors (product code 220860-220890) is 133 UAH per 1 liter of 100% alcohol, and the retail price for vodka and other liquors is 199.5 UAH per 1 liter of 100% alcohol. For example, the minimum retail price for vodka is 39.90 UAH per 0.5 liter with alcohol content of 40% (before, it was 34.90 UAH).
It should be noted that since August 1, the minimum prices for other fermented beverages, mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages with non-alcoholic beverages (product code 220600) has also increased by 14.3%, in particular, the minimum wholesale price has increased to 144 97 UAH per 1 liter of 100% alcohol, and the retail price - to 217.45 UAH per 1 liter of 100% alcohol.
The rise in prices for alcoholic beverages is envisaged by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dd. 11.06.2014 № 177 "On the minimum wholesale and retail prices for alcoholic beverages."
It should be emphasized that businesses selling alcoholic beverages at prices below the set minimum retail prices shall be punished by the penalty in amount of 100% of the cost of the consignment, but not less than five thousand hryvnias. The liability for these and other violations is set out in Article 17 of the Law of Ukraine dd. December 19, 1995 №481 / 95-BP "On state regulation of production and turnover of ethyl, cognac and fruit, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products."
In addition, there is a criminal liability for the turnover of counterfeit alcoholic beverages.
By Uzhgorod STI