Authorities in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YANAO) propose to legalize the market deer antlers (filled with blood of the horns), said the first Deputy Governor of Yamal Alexei Sitnikov at the IV Congress of reindeer herders of Russia, passing in Yakutia. It quotes TASS.
"In Russia at the moment there is no procedure for issuing permits for the processing of antlers and endocrine-enzyme raw materials. There is also no necessary Standards, this is an illegitimate and uncontrolled market," said Sitnikov. According to him, a valuable raw material for sale spontaneously, and the state budgets of different levels lose their income in taxes. Sitnikov proposed to regulate the use and development of the measures of state regulation of turnover of antlers.
According to Sitnikova, part of the production is exported. "Antlers is prepared from medicinal materials which are in demand. The introduction of a permit system for harvesting and implementation of antlers will allow you to take control of the volumes exported from Russia products," the official added.
In the Northern regions of Russia are reindeer herding and production has traditionally developed antlers. In 2016, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YNAO) for the first time officially exported in China the horns of a deer. Amount supply amounted to one million dollars.