Round Table “Consumer Protection in Food Industry: Authority of Antimonopoly Committee and State Service on Food Safety & Consumer Protection”

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Opening the Round Table, Chamber President Andy Hunder stressed that consumer protection is a one of the priorities for the Government and for the business community. That is why coherent and effective policy for the protection of consumers determines the level of market development, enhances consumer welfare and creates favorable conditions for business.

Lana Sinichkina, Arzinger, Chamber Food & Beverage Committee Co-Chair, set up a tone for discussion by delivering the presentation on delineation of powers between Antimonopoly Committee and State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection and worldwide practice on this issue.

Further discussion was focused on the following:

  • official start of the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection work;
  • clarification on the situation regarding cases on unfair competition;
  • distribution of powers between Antimonopoly Committee and State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection;
  • work on the joint Draft Order of the Antimonopoly Committee and State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection regarding delineation of powers and Working Group on this issue;
  • further work on reducing state regulation of prices for socially significant products.

We would like to thank all Chamber Members who actively participated in this discussion.