To fight illegal import, in Belarus they will put excise stamps not only on beer and cigarettes. The list of such goods will grow, assured Alexander Doroshenko, Deputy Minister of Taxation. The Department of Taxation suggested to the government a whole list of goods to stamp. The taxmen still keep secret what exactly is there on the list. It is only known that coffee and gourmet items got there.
We shall remind that in march they started to stamp every bottle of beer to make us pay tax on every 0.5 liters. It became impossible to import it to Belarus illegally (without paying tax). And - since before the introduction of the stamps there was imported almost ten times more "illegal" beer than legal one - the prices in small shops grew up to the level of big stores.
If they start stamping coffee and gourmet items, the prices will grow even in the wholesale markets.