IGOR ARTEMIEV: ABOUT NATIONAL COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2025
Unified approaches and passing on positive practices is the basis of efficient economic space
“2020 is the final year for executing the National Competition Development Plan approved at the end of 2017. Today we already see that it has taken effect: violations of the antimonopoly law have reduced considerably. Now we must determine the National Competition Development Plan for the next five years”, said Head of FAS Igor Artemiev at an International Research-to-Practice Conference - “Compliance as a risk management system: Russian and European experiences”.
12 National Projects aimed at breakthrough scientific-technological and social-economic development of Russia, increasing the population, improving the level of life have a common goal with the National Competition Development Plan and cannot be fulfilled efficiently if carried out separately from each other.
Igor Artemiev emphasized that “achieving the national goals on the principles of competition policy through major changes in the level of competition is the basis of 2021-2025 National Plan. The National Projects must be integrated in the National Plan otherwise the funds allocated for the National Projects will simply be spent without any effect for the economy”.
Head of FAS highlighted that executing 2018-2020 National Plan in close cooperation with regional authorities, the Federal Antimonopoly Service had identified promising regional practices of competition development.
He stressed that “people working in regions, sometimes unlike their colleagues from federal bodies, have a broader view of the industry and problem solving. The best practices of regions must be adopted and spread out”.
For instance, the Moscow region included provisions in 19 state programmes that are designed to execute them in line with the competition principles. It correlates the measures specified in regional strategic documents with the key targets listed in № 618 Presidential Order that reflect structural changes by sectors of the regional economies and measures to achieve them.
The Moscow region has a successful common portal for tenders in the region, which is a convenient site for suppliers and ordering parties.
The Moscow region is also the leader in Russia by the number of established small and medium businesses. According to the Federal Tax Service, in the preceding year, over 13,000 small and medium companies were formed here. The Moscow region has a comprehensive set of supportive measures for entrepreneurs; state support to small and medium businesses over the last year reached 646 million RUB, of which 450 million RUB were given to 182 enterprises in the form of subsidies.
“Unified approaches and passing on positive practices is the basis of the common economic space”, concluded Head of FAS Igor Artemiev.