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Fourth antitrust package sent to the State Duma

According to the Government decree 1793-р, dated 11 September 2014, the legislative package Development of the Competitiveness and Antitrust Policy Advancement, which amends to Federal Law 135-FZ (26 July 2006) About Competition Protection, was sent recently to the State Duma.

The bill provides a significant reduction of administrative restrictions for business and a simultaneous reduction of the state involvement empowers the Government of Russian Federation to implement rules for non-discrimination in the access to the goods of economic entities in non-monopolistic activities.   

The proposed amendments received a cold greeting from experts and lawyers including those in the ART DE LEX competition law team. Examples include the proposed amendments affecting tariff cases, requirements that monopolists publish their trade practices, and antitrust legislation affecting intellectual property.