The OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest (“RCC”) was established by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) on February 16, 2005 when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the parties.

The main objective of the RCC is to foster the development of competition policy, competition law and competition culture and thereby contribute to economic growth and prosperity in the member-states and observer-states of the OECD.

The RCC provides capacity building assistance and policy advice to the competition authorities through seminars, workshops and training programmes on competition law and policy for officials from competition enforcement agencies and other government bodies, sector regulators and judges.

Since 2010 FAS Russia and RCC OECD-GVH has held joint seminars in Russian cities what has become an annual tradition. The topics of the seminars are very diverse, including the issues of competition in the payment cards market, competition in the electric power industry, competition in the area of market trading and airport services. In 2013 and 2014 the seminars were held on a platform of the Training Center of the FAS Russia in Kazan.

The officers of the FAS Russia also actively publish their articles in the news letter established by the RCC OECD-GVH. They cover the most relevant topics of the antimonopoly enforcement, and the recent developments in Russian legislation, as well as share their experience and results of the solved cases with their foreign colleagues.

For more information on the RCC, please visit:  http://www.oecdgvh.org/