Russian President Vladimir Putin has given the order to set up a government commission to counter the illegal importation, manufacture, and turnover of industrial products, including counterfeited and pirated ones.
The Russian industry and trade minister will serve as the chairman of the government commission countering the illegal turnover of industrial products in Russia, in line with the presidential decree available on the official web portal of legal information.
The commission to be set up with the aim of improving the public administration of this sector will monitor and assess the situation. The decree stipulates that identical commissions have to be set up in each region of Russia and be headed by the chiefs of the top local executive government bodies.
The commission's composition must be endorsed within a six-month period.
The decree also stipulates that the Russian interior minister will serve as the commission's deputy chairman and that it will also include the chief of the Russian Federal Tax Service, an official from the presidential secretariat, a deputy chairman of the Federation Council, a deputy chairman of the State Duma, the communications minister, the agriculture minister, the sports minister, the transport minister, a deputy economic development minister, a deputy finance minister, a deputy foreign minister, a deputy defense minister, the health minister, the Far East development minister, the North Caucasus and Crimea development minister, the chiefs of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Federal Tax Service, the Federal Drug Control Service, and the Federal Military-Technological Cooperation Service.
In addition, the chiefs of the Federal Fisheries Agency, the Federal Statistics Agency, the Federal Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Oversight Service, the Federal Consumer Protection Service, the Federal Healthcare Oversight Service, and the Federal Alcohol Market Regulation Service will also be members of the government commission.
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