FAS and Norway Competition Authority exchanged the practice of investigating cartel cases

01-02-2017 | 13:00

A delegation of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) discussed investigation and decision-making in cartel cases with representatives of Norway Competition Authority (NCA) in Bergen.

The Norwegian colleagues discussed application of new digital technologies in cartel investigations. A senior NCA advisor Andre Granley presented the technology NCA work with e-documents and information.

Dmitry Artyushenko, Deputy Head of FAS Anti-Cartel Department, outlined the Departmental efforts and the tools of combating one of the most serious economic violations and gave examples of the most high-profile cartel cases exposed by FAS, detailing the investigation and decision-making procedure on such cases.

The working visit programme included some workshops. The parties discussed issues of information support for competition authorities, enhancing openness and transparency of their work as well as availability of information for the target audience. Deputy Head of FAS Public Relations Department, Lada Kablova, shared with the Norwegian colleagues the achievements of the Department in reaching a high degree of openness in the work of the antimonopoly authority, the methods of competition advocacy and popularization of the fair competition principles among the population, the business community and the authorities.

The common theme of the discussion for the colleagues from the competition authorities of Russia and Norway was the methods of preventing violations of the antimonopoly law.