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The innovation will allow farmers to produce wines with a protected geographical indication

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SIMFEROPOL, Oct 26 – RIA Novosti Crimea. State Duma deputy Konstantin Bakharev told how the law on viticulture and winemaking, which is scheduled to be adopted on December 19, will affect the work of farmers.

“The changes in the law concern both the cost of the license for farmers and the possibility of selling their products at production sites without the need for a retail license,” he told RIA Novosti.

The innovation will allow farmers to produce wines with a protected geographical indication, as they make the product from their own raw materials. The new law will help Russian farmers to develop viticulture and increase the market share of domestic wine, Bakharev is convinced.

The parliamentarian also said that today farmer winemaking in the country is not developed. According to him, in the whole of Russia there are several dozen such farms, while in Austria more than 10 thousand farmers produce a quality product.

Earlier, on the sidelines of the IX All-Russian summit of winemakers, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that the main problem of winemaking in Crimea is that “the authorities primarily take into account the interests of large wine producers.” At the same time, assistance to small farms would be a “guarantee of success in the development of the industry.”

In October, it became known that a bill “On the development of viticulture and winemaking in the Russian Federation” was submitted to the State Duma. Its goal is to protect the industry and domestic producers, as well as improve product quality. The innovation involves the establishment of uniform requirements for domestic and imported wine.