The Nikolaev druggists oppose restriction of trade extra charges

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In an emergency order brought together participants of open meeting of businessmen of the Nikolaev and Kherson areas, and also associations of druggists of the Nikolaev area which takes place today, on November 6, in the House of the unions on Lyagin Street.

Representatives of many regions of Ukraine are invited to a meeting: Kiev, Donetsk, Odessa, Chernigov area, Lugansk, Kherson, Sumy and Poltava. Haste of the organization of this forum is connected with the next government resolution. As explained to the correspondent in Association of druggists of area, the Cabinet established new boundary trade extra charges for retail trade in drugs which, according to the representative of association, "will simply destroy many drugstores". For retail trade now such extra charge makes 10%, for wholesalers - 20%. Businessmen of retail trade claim by drugs that in an extra charge are put necessary expenses on payment of taxes, a salary, the rent, payment of utilities, and margins for a covering of these expenditure won't suffice. Therefore druggists called the last government resolution "experiment with citizens".

Participants of meeting will address to the President of Ukraine, the Prime minister - to the minister, in Committee of health protection of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, in the ministry of health protection of Ukraine and other high instances with the protest. They oppose artificial price control to drugs and will demand to cancel the specified government resolution, to return to former levels of the extra charges, allowing to contain the enterprises of retail trade. Also in the resolution appears: to carry out reforming of system of health protection only after an extensive discussion of a question among the public and, in particular, to stop existing practice of ignoring of public opinion when forming a state policy in the sphere of pharmaceutical activity. For comparison: until recently, when former provisions worked, the limit of extra charges for dealers in drugs made 35%! However, in practice, according to the representative of association of druggists, margins don't exceed 27-28% as market mechanisms when at higher price of sale simply decrease work.

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