EXPERIENCE EXCHANGE BETWEEN RUSSIAN AND CHINESE SPECIALISTS
Moscow OFAS met with representatives of Anhui province, China
On 30 October 2018, Head of Moscow OFAS Armen Khanyan held talks with representatives of Anhui province, China. He discussed specifics of antimonopoly regulation in Moscow, OFAS areas of wok, and the immediate goals and objectives. He emphasized that in 2017 the President of the Russian Federation approved 2018-2020 National Plan for Developing Competition*, so competition has become an important element of the state policy.
“Moscow is one of the most developed cities in Russia in terms of competition. During the years of practice and work we have accumulated considerable experience not only suppressing cartels but also preventing them”, informed Armen Khanyan.
Head of Moscow OFAS shared experience of suppressing unfair competition and unlawful advertising content.
Chinese representatives discussed the situation with competition on the Chinese market, particularly in the Anhui province. According to the foreign guests, agriculture and extracting industries are well-developed in East of China; at the same time the province is oriented towards export and has trade-and-economic arrangements with other provinces of China and other countries. The delegates were interested in studying the experience of Moscow in antimonopoly regulation and expressed hope for further productive cooperation with the Russian side.
Armen Khanyan commented the outcome of the meeting: “Such events help exchange information, share experiences and put forward initiatives on improving the law”.
Deputies of Head of Moscow OFAS, Ekaterina Osipchuk, Pavel Oleinik and Alexander Knyazyan, as well as officers from FAS Department for International Economic Cooperation – Yulia Kupriyanchik and Edgar Vardanyan.
* 2018-2020 National Plan for Developing Competition in the Russian Federation, approved by No. 618 Order of the President of the Russian Federation “On the main directions of the state policy towards competition development” of 21.12.2017