COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT IN ALCOHOL MARKETS WAS DISCUSSED IN ROSTOV-ON-DON
On 29 May 2019, the FAS Expert Council Working Group for Developing Competition on Regional Alcohol Markets had a meeting in Rostov-on-Don
The participants discussed relations between developing competition on the alcohol products markets and implementing the risk-oriented approach for control and supervision over retail sale of alcohol products.
As Head of FAS Fiscal Control Department, Vladimir Mishelovin emphasized, excessive administrative burden upon economic entities is one of the factors decelerating competition development on the alcohol markets
He pointed out that “the objective of improving regulation over alcohol markets at the regional level is to suppress supply of illegal products to store shelves and at the same time create competitive conditions for legal producers”.
The Working Group also discussed experiences of particular regions.
Deputy Head of FAS Fiscal Control Department, Natalia Isaeva; Director of Consumer Market Department of the Rostov region, Irina Telarova; Deputy Governor of the Belgorod region – Head of Economic Development Department, Oleg Abramov; Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan on Trade and Consumer Rights Protection, Guzel Asylova; Head of State Alcohol Inspection of the Republic of Tatarstan, Zhaudat Akhmetkhanov; representatives of Rosalcoholregulirovanie [the Federal Service for Regulating Alcohol Markets] in the South Federal District; Rospotrebnadzor [the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing], the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Rostov region and industry unions.