Baku, Azerbaijan, March 18
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Beer wholesale for cash has been banned in Azerbaijan, according to the amendments to the Criminal Code of the country made at the plenary session of the Milli Majlis (the country's parliament) March 18.
In accordance with the amendments, along with the tobacco, the wholesale price of the beer will be paid only through bank or through payment cards.
Thus, except for retail sale of beer and tobacco products, a fine in the amount from 1,000 manats to 2,000 manats, or correctional labor for up to one year, or imprisonment for up to one year is envisaged for the sale of a large batch of products (goods) for cash subject to labeling with excise stamps, or for purchase for cash of a large batch of such products (goods) with the purpose of their sale.
The amendments to the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan have been adopted by the parliament after voting.