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Briefing by Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Igor Artemiev


On 6 March the AEB hosted a briefing by the Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Igor Artemiev entitled “Federal Antimonopoly Service: current practice and prospective”.

The event was co-chaired by Frank Schauff, AEB CEO and Alexander Kozhukhov, Chairman of the AEB Legal Committee. 

Igor Artemiev answered a number of questions of importance for AEB member companies. As usual, these questions touched on important topics regarding the regulation of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. In his speech, Igor Artemiev pointed out that the principle of the limitation of access to state procurement for foreign producers should be abolished, and instead preferences for local producers should be introduced. 

Other issues covered by Mr. Artemiev’s answers included: state procurement according to FL-223, retail; oil and gas industries, regulation of the construction and building materials industry, insurance market, unfair competition and compulsory licensing, localisation and import-substitution, environmental regulations, and so on.       

The Association of European Businesses highly appreciates the fact that Mr. Artemiev always finds time in his busy schedule to attend regular meetings with representatives of European companies in Russia.

The photoreport is avaliable HERE