THE NEW NATIONAL COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT PLAN IS BEING DRAFTED TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY CAUSED BY COVID-19
The FAS Russia held a videoconference with the participation of members of the Public Council, during which the concept and progress of work on the draft National Competition Development Plan for 2021-2025 were discussed.
The conference brought together the Chairman of the Public Council under the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, President of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Andrei Sharonov, representatives of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Russian Federation, public organizations, including Russian public organization of small and medium entrepreneurship "OPORA RUSSIA".
As noted by Sergey Puzyrevsky, Deputy Head of the FAS Russia, over the past month the Agency additionally coordinated the National Competition Development Plan for 2021-2025 with the Federal Executive Authorities. In the process of finalizing the document, many comments were taken into account, as well as suggestions made earlier during discussion of the document by the members of the Public Council of the FAS Russia.
"In particular, by results of consideration of proposals of members of the Public Council expressed at the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the draft of the new National Plan was supplemented by a complex of measures aimed at prevention of increase in the tax burden on SMEs, and ensuring the stability of the cadastral value with respect to those objects which are purchased", the Head of the Legal Department of the FAS Russia ArtemMolchanov told in his report.
Besides, the draft is complemented with measures aimed at the development of time-dependent trade, as well as cooperatives created for joint production or other economic activities (production, processing, sales of industrial, agricultural and other products, work, trade, and other services) by small businesses and individual entrepreneurs.
A provision is inserted on the need to develop a draft Federal law providing for granting small trade enterprises the right to unite in trade and purchasing unions by regulating the relations of business entities-competitors who purchase goods in the same commodity market.
Andrey Sharonov expressed his opinion on the tasks that should be involved in the preparation of such a strategic document: "Tasks and measures to promote competition have been already written in various documents not just once over the past 20 years, including the task of reducing the share of the state in the economy. Today we need a thorough analysis of why it didn't work out. We must give up the usual rhetoric and talk about unpleasant things."
"The Government of the Russian Federation has already taken a number of measures to eliminate the negative consequences associated with the pandemic of a new coronavirus infection. And now we have a task to include in the draft of the new National Plan long-term anti-crisis measures aimed at supporting the economy and competition, including in the segments affected by the pandemic," Sergey Puzyrevsky said at the end of the conference.