Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law establishing liability for imposing additional goods and services on consumers for an additional fee. Document published on the legal information portal.
Amendments are made to Art. 14.8 Code of Administrative Offences. The change provides for a fine for imposing goods and services for officials from 2,000 to 4,000 rubles, and for legal entities – from 20,000 to 40,000 rubles.
In addition, an unreasonable refusal to consider consumer claims related to a violation of his rights is punishable by a fine of up to 30,000 rubles. for officials and up to 300,000 rubles. for legal entities. How explained Earlier, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that such a measure was being introduced to “protect citizens from officials who do not want to consider complaints.”
The bill was adopted by the State Duma in the third reading on September 28, and the Federation Council approved it on October 11. The authors of the project were LDPR deputies Ivan Sukharev and Sergei Karginov.
Volodin noted that the initiative is designed to “create additional protection for citizens from unscrupulous sellers.” As an example, he cited a situation where, when buying a car, a car dealership forces a person to enter into an insurance contract with a specific company, which is why the buyer bears the costs.