FAS WILL GET ACCESS TO THE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR GOODS SUBJECT TO MANDATORY LABELING
This will allow the service to analyze the state of competition in commodity markets, where goods are already labeled on a mandatory basis
The FAS Russia, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the operator of the state information system for monitoring the turnover of goods subject to mandatory labeling by means of identification, Operator-CATD (the Center for Advanced Technology Development) LLC signed an information exchange agreement.
Under the agreement, the Antimonopoly service will be granted access to information contained in the state information system for monitoring the turnover of goods subject to mandatory labeling.
“For the FAS Russia, this is a step towards conducting market research in digital form, without additional burden on economic entities. We expect that the data contained in the system will improve the efficiency and accuracy of our forecasts, as well as more effectively monitor compliance with antimonopoly legislation,” said Alexey Dotsenko, Deputy Head of the FAS Russia.
With this system, the service will be able to receive data on labeled goods in electronic form, since the system tracks the movement of goods along the entire commodity distribution chain - from the manufacturer to the final consumer.
“The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, together with the operator CATD ensure the integration of the state information system for monitoring the circulation of goods subject to mandatory labeling with the FAS Russia system. This will make it possible to perform more effectively the entire range of tasks in the field of goods labeling, and will facilitate the control of compliance with antimonopoly legislation in the interests of ordinary consumers and buyers,” said Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Having connected to the system, the FAS will be able to monitor the conclusion of anti-competitive agreements and price manipulation in the markets of circulation of goods subject to mandatory labeling.
Since 2019, the Russian Federation has created a national system of marking and traceability of goods GIS MT. By the decision of the Government the operator of the abovementioned system is Operator-CATD LLC. The labeling affects all participants in the process, from the owners of manufacturing facilities, to importers, distributors, sellers and consumers.
The Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 792-r dated 28 April 2018 defines a list of goods subject to mandatory labeling: certain types of tobacco products, perfumes and toilet water, new pneumatic tires and tires, individual items certain types of clothing, bed, table, toilet and kitchen linen, shoe products, cameras (except for movie cameras), photoflashes and flash lamps, cheeses, ice cream, certain types of dairy products, bicycles and bicycle frames, packaged water.