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Press Conference on the questions of parallel imports


On May 20, 2013 AEB held a Press Conference on the questions of Parallel Imports, at the AEB Conference Center. The speakers found it very important to express their position concerning the new initiative of the Russian Government to liberalize parallel imports. It was pointed out that a liberalization of parallel imports would lead to negative consequences for the development of the Russian economy and for the further localization of manufacturing in Russia. The opening speech was made by Frank Schauff, AEB CEO. The position of the European companies - AEB members was voiced by Yury Litvishchenko, General Manager, Chiesi Pharmaceuticals, Deputy Chairman of the AEB Health and Pharmaceuticals Committee; Alexander Tynkovan, President, M.Video; Denis Khabarov, Partner, Baker & Mckenzie, Chairman of the AEB Working Group on Parallel Imports and Elena Timokhina, Nokian Tyres who spoke on behalf of the AEB Working Group of Tire Producers. 

For more information, please find the Press Release and Memorandum below: