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Markets  |  September 20, 2012 20:00:05

Minister of Health announced a ban on exports of spirits from the Czech Republic

PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - Health Minister Leos Heger (TOP 09) announced an immediate ban on the export of spirits with an alcohol content above 20 percent of the Czech Republic on all world markets. Heger said in a briefing on Thursday after an extraordinary cabinet meeting Petr Necas (ODS), which had about 45 minutes discussing the consequences of actions.

"The alternative was the imposition of measures by the EU for two months. Elected government the opportunity when the measure will have in their hands," he told his cabinet quick decision Prime Minister Necas. His ministers had recommended Heger export ban.

"We are confident that we can resolve the situation much sooner," mentioned Agriculture Minister Petr Bendl (ODS). "We see it in a matter of days or weeks," said the agency in question unless otherwise indicated.

Health Minister extended the measures announced on Friday, 14 September. In the Czech Republic, according to him may not be sold or exhibited beverages with more than 20 percent alcohol content. Minister Heger Prohibition liquor announced after the country began dying people to poisonous methyl alcohol poisoning. The death toll has exceeded twenty.

For Czech distillery is the largest foreign market usually Slovakia, which already import ban alcohol from the Czech Republic itself - as well as Poland. The same step now considered by the European Union as a whole. And maybe it chooses. "Absolutely it can not be ruled out, since only verbal promises are., But do not expect that to happen," mentioned Necas.

Hard liquor in the Czech Republic will start selling again apparently from the end of next week. It will be equipped with the new stamps that are already approved by the Minister of Finance. Novelty to be called birth certificates spirits that allow to trace the origin of the used ethanol.

Jan Kálal,

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