Armenia’s anti-monopoly commission used double standards in 2013 – ombudsman’s report

Armenia’s anti-monopoly commission used double standards in 2013 – ombudsman’s report

YEREVAN, April 2. /ARKA/. Armenia’s State Commission for Protection of Economic Competition has applied double standards in its activities and impeded sound competition, says the report of Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Karen Andreasyan.

Penalties imposed by the commission for similar offenыes were groundlessly different, according to he report.

The ombudsman found that Aleks Grig companies accounted for 99.8% of sugar sales in the country in the first quarter of 2013, but, according to the commission, it is not an abuse of a dominant position.

The human rights’ defender pointed also to achievements made by the antimonopoly commission. In particular, the commission instituted 165 administrative proceedings and adopted about 200 administrative acts. Various amendments were made to the country’s anti-monopoly law, the bankruptcy law and law of inspection visits. Levels of local competition and anti-monopoly policies have been improved, according to the report. –0--

14:06 02.04.2014

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