At a meeting on November 7, the State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted a bill in the third reading, providing for a ban on the return of food products not sold by retail chains to the manufacturer, the press service of the lower house said.
The bill provides for a ban on reimbursement of expenses associated with the disposal or destruction of unsold food products for distribution networks and for business entities that supply food products to distribution networks.
It also prohibits retailers from imposing conditions on food suppliers to return such goods for which a shelf life has been set for more than 30 days, unless the return of such goods is permitted or provided for by the laws of the Russian Federation.
In addition, it is planned to establish a ban on the conclusion of agreements between retail chains and suppliers containing a condition on the return to the supplier of food products for which the expiration date is set to 30 days inclusive, or on the replacement of such goods with the same goods, or on reimbursement of their value, unless otherwise permitted or provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
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