A draft law on the “wearing of counterfeit products” has been submitted to the State Duma for consideration. The author of the initiative was MP Grigory Guchinov. The document has already received the support of the light industry committee and will be put to a vote in September.
“Thanks to this measure of punishment, we will be able to defeat the problem of illegal trade in clothes. Because of this, our compatriots will give preference to better clothes, which will partially raise the standard of living in all regions. I asked my children, as well as other parents, in fact, the “prestige” of the brand that the child wears makes a big difference in the team. After the law comes into force, Russian schoolchildren will become more friendly and there will be less conflict between them on the basis of appearance. Having resorted to the help of sociologists, we came to the conclusion that we need to make a system of fines based on the brand. For example, for wearing fake New Balance sneakers, the fine will be 500 rubles, and for the more expensive Louis Vuitton it’s already 1,500 rubles, ”the deputy explained.
If in the end Russia does not have any fake products, thanks to the proceeds, the government will be able to focus on the domestic manufacturer. Preference will be given to brands such as Bosco and Gosha Rubchinsky.