02.11.2023 (Обновлено: 07.11.2023 11:00)

Commission's Competition Unit met with Armenian entrepreneurs

On November 2 in Yerevan, a meeting of the Public Information Office of the Competition and Antitrust Regulation Unit of the Eurasian Economic Commission was held with the support of the Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Armenia. Representatives of the EEC told entrepreneurs how to protect their businesses from illegal actions of competitors in cross-border markets and to take part in government procurement in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The event moderator was Bakhyt Sultanov, EEC Minister in charge of Competition and Antitrust Regulation.

Minister noted that interaction between regulators and businesses was to be built in a dialogue mode, taking into account feedback from entrepreneurs to adjust the agenda of antitrust authorities.

“Today, within the framework of the Public Information Office meeting, we are ready to discuss problematic issues, identify bottlenecks and find ways to address them in order to improve the conditions for doing business within the Union,” said Bakhyt Sultanov.

Entrepreneurs asked questions about cases of competition restriction in digital markets, price dumping by marketplaces, misuse of trademarks, as well as harmonization of the legislation of the Union countries in the field of intellectual property.

In addition, the participants discussed the scope of public procurement in the EAEU countries, namely ensuring full and equal access to it for Armenian entrepreneurs.

“Suppliers from the Republic of Armenia participate in government procurement in Belarus and Russia, but their presence is small. By discussing issues of participation in and free access to Eurasian procurement, we hope to raise awareness and attract businesses to procurement,” said Bakhyt Sultanov.

The Minister alerted the participants that on the Public Information Office page of the Commission’s website there was a special section – Helping Businesses. The section contains innovations that will help entrepreneurs independently test and improve their knowledge of competition law in cross-border markets.

The EEC experts held individual consultations with entrepreneurs in the second part of the meeting.