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LAW OF TURKMENISTAN

of December 1, 2018 No. 99-VI

About prevention of harmful effects of alcohol

This Law determines legal, organizational and economic basis of state policy in the sphere of prevention of harmful effects of alcohol and is directed to protection of health of citizens, forming and approval in the society of healthy lifestyle.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts In this Law are used the following basic concepts:

1) alcohol (further, and also – alcoholic products) – the finished food products made with use or without use of the ethyl alcohol made of food raw materials and (or) alcohol-containing food products in which content of ethyl alcohol constitutes more than one and a half percent from amount of finished food products;

2) harmful effects of alcohol – damnification (harm) of life or zdoyorovyyu the person, his heredity, the circle of its dwelling, surrounding his faces owing to alcohol consumption, and also the related medical, demographic, social and economic and other consequences;

3) prevention harmful alcohol vozdeystyoviya – complex of the legal, economic, organizational, sanitary and improving, treatment-and-prophylactic, social and other measures directed to regulation of questions of production, restriction of turnover, alcohol advertizing, preserving and ukrepyoleniye of health of the person, the prevention of incidence, the offenses arising in connection with alcohol consumption, increase in educational, educational, medical and sanitary work among citizens and, first of all, persons under the age of of twenty one years, assistance to development of physical culture and sport, approval in obshchestyova of healthy lifestyle;

4) turnover of alcoholic products – the process connected with purchase (including import), delivery (including export), storage, transportation and realization of alcoholic products;

5) advertizing of alcoholic products – information on alcoholic products distributed in any manner, in any form and with use of any media, directed to drawing attention of citizens to alcoholic products, for the purpose of forming or maintenance of interest in alcoholic products and assistance to its market promotion;

6) production of alcoholic products – the serial release (activities for production) of alcoholic products, ethyl alcohol, alcohol-containing products which is characterized by availability of processing lines, production equipment and shops, the plan of their production, contracts for their delivery (including export);

7) low alcohol drinks – the low-degree alcoholic beverages containing ethyl alcohol no more than seven percent from amount of finished goods;

8) the medical prevention – information on harm of alcohol placed on its label or consumer pack in places of sale of alcoholic products in the form of text text and (or) the drawing;

9) alcohol-containing products – food products, including wine materials, any solutions, emulsions, suspensions, grape mash, other fruit mash, beer mash (except for alcoholic products), with content of ethyl alcohol more than one and a half percent from amount of finished goods.

Article 2. Legislation of Turkmenistan on prevention of harmful effects of alcohol

The legislation of Turkmenistan on prevention of harmful effects of alcohol is based on the Constitution of Turkmenistan and consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of Turkyomenistan.

Article 3. Coverage of this Law

1. Operation of this Law rasprostyoranyatsya on citizens of Turkmenistan, and also the foreign citizens and stateless persons which are in the territory of Turkmenistan.

2. Operation of this Law extends to the following groups of finished alcoholic products, to the held for sale consumer, with content of ethyl alcohol more than one and a half percent from amount of finished goods:

1) alcoholic drinks, including alcoholic beverage products;

2) wine-making products, except for wine materials;

3) low alcohol drinks;

4) the beer and drinks made on the basis of beer.

3. Operation of this Law does not extend on:

1) the activities connected with production and turnover of alcohol-containing food products of animal origin (koumiss, kefir, ayran, chat also other products), and also the kvass received by spirit fermentation, and the soft drinks made with use of the alcoholized infusions of herbs and wine materials;

2) the activities connected with production and turnover of alcohol-containing products of medical, veterinary, cosmetic, and also technical appointment;

3) the alcohol-containing food and non-food products intended for industrial conversion;

4) drinks with content of ethyl alcohol less than one and a half percent from their total amount;

5) the alcoholic beverages and ethyl alcohol going as transit goods through customs border of Turkmenistan;

6) the alcoholic beverages made in the scientific and experimental purposes;

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