On approval of the Regulation on the procedure for licensing the production of food and technical ethyl alcohol, alcohol products

In accordance with the Decree of the President “On measures to improve state regulation of the production and turnover of alcohol and tobacco products, as well as the development of viticulture and winemaking” and the Decree “On the organization of activities of the Inspectorate for regulation of the alcohol and tobacco market under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, the Regulation on Procedure licensing activities for the production of food and technical ethyl alcohol, alcohol products.

Among the core according to the Regulation:

1. The licensing authority has changed. Now it is the Inspectorate for Regulation of the Alcohol and Tobacco Market under the Ministry of Finance.

2. Licensing is now also necessary for the production of industrial alcohol, and from January 1, 2021 – beer and beer drinks. Some licensed line items are adjusted. So, the strength of wine drinks produced is from 7 to 22% (it was from 4 to 28%).

3. Additional licensing requirements and conditions are established. Some will take effect next year. In addition to them, also introduced:

obligatory registration of the main production equipment of food and technical ethyl alcohol, and alcoholic products, as well as registration and re-registration of its owners in the Inspectorate, preliminary approval by the Inspectorate of changes in the technical and technological processes of production, the established annual production capacity of the manufactured products, as well as in documents on the location production cycle and engineering communications;

updating morally and physically obsolete main production equipment, with its subsequent registration with the Inspectorate;

implementation and use of an information system for accounting for the volumes of production and turnover of food and technical ethyl alcohol, alcohol and tobacco products, including a system for marking and tracing alcohol products, as well as the use of electronic invoices;

the authorized fund must be constantly provided at a certain level, its minimum size now depends on the type of products manufactured:

– food ethyl alcohol and vodka – from 10,000 basic calculated values ​​(BRV) and higher;

– other alcoholic products (except for primary processing of grapes and fruits) – from 1 000 BRV and higher.