Sergey Puzyrevskiy: FAS will transfer the tariff-setting procedure into an electronic form
Consumers will be able to see the costs of natural monopolies included in the tariff
FAS organized a regional workshop on 30-31 May 2017 in Alushta. The event was opened by Deputy Head of FAS Sergey Puzyrevskiy.
He pointed out that adopting the “forth antimonopoly package” completes the reform of the antimonopoly law. “Russian competition law conforms to the best world standards”, stated Deputy Head of FAS. “The Antimonopoly Service has become a body of preventative control. For instance, since 2016 violations by the authorities have fallen under the field of preventative control. They used to be the main violators of the Law on competition. Last year the number of cases against the authorities reduced considerably, while the number of warnings went up exceeding 3000”.
“As for the institution of warnings in general, FAS and its regional bodies issued more than 5000 “yellow cards” to economic entities and the authorities. Around 77% were executed. It means that prompt FAS actions ensured conditions to support competition”, pointed out Sergey Puzyrevskiy.
He emphasized that monopolistic trends are strengthening is some sectors of the economy.
“Many state and unitary enterprises have the dominant position on the markets”, informed Sergey Puzyrevskiy. “FAS has devised the National Competition Development Plan for 2017-2019. Hopefully, it will be adopted in the near future”.
Then Sergey Puzyrevskiy moved to tariff-setting. “For many years consumers have lacked confidence in tariffs since they do not understand how they are formed”, explained Deputy Head of FAS. “When they see the costs structure of natural monopolies that is included in the tariffs, the tariff system will become clear and understandable for consumers”.
“All legislative initiatives and measures undertaken by the antimonopoly body will create conditions for developing competition in Russia and help overcome state monopoly in the economy”, concluded Sergey Puzyrevskiy.