Russian Duma Sets Sights on Antitrust Law, Liquor

on 07/09/10 at 9:50 pm


The State Duma opened its fall session Tuesday looking to pass economic legislation that clarifies tough anti-monopoly regulations and puts further pressure on the country’s rampant alcohol consumption.

In a bid to upgrade the country’s antitrust practices, the Duma plans to pass the so-called third anti-monopoly package, which clarifies the previous, one-year set of laws in the field.

“This package is liberal compared with the second anti-monopoly package,” said Sergei Puzyrevsky, head of the legal department at the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service.

{Full story via The Moscow Times}