The Association of Retail Companies (AKORT) asked the Russian government to allow parallel imports of alcohol. Kommersant writes about this with reference to a letter from Igor Karavaev, Chairman of the Board of AKORT, to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Grigorenko.
It says that the main alcohol distributors are already working with leftover products. Their assortment is actively coming to an end, and there are no new deliveries of goods. A Kommersant source said that retail chains will soon start buying alcohol for the New Year and may face a shortage of goods in a number of positions.
AKORT asks to allow parallel imports, in particular, of Moet and Veuve Clicqout champagne, products of the brands Finlandia, Baileys, Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniel's, Hennessy, Bell's, William Lawson's, Dewar's, Olmeca, Jagermeister, Captain Morgan and others. legalize” Boddingtons, Heineken, Miller, Carlsberg, Guinness, Grimbergen and Budweiser.
As part of anti-Russian sanctions, the United States completely banned the shipment of alcohol to Russia, and the European Union - alcohol more than €300 per unit. In addition, according to AKORT, the deficit arose due to the fact that small whiskey suppliers raised prices by up to 70% and introduced shipping quotas.
Karavaev points out that the companies that stopped working with Russia provided 66% of whiskey imports, 63% of rum, 82% of cognac and 100% of Champagne sparkling wines. It is difficult to replace them - due to the lack of technology and difficulties in the delivery of raw materials.