On June 2, a webinar organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was held on Competition law and policy during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The participants of the webinar were the heads of competition agencies of countries such as Russia, Greece, Tunisia, Albania, as well as international organizations such as UNCTAD, the OECD. The Antimonopoly Committee was represented by Farrukh Karabaev, Deputy Chairman. Participants listened to reports and exchanged views on the measures taken by antitrust authorities in various countries to mitigate the consequences of the crisis caused by the pandemic and comply with the requirements of competition and consumer protection legislation.
In particular, the measures taken by the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the decisions of the Antimonopoly Committee to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan and consumers were presented:
• monitoring prices for essential medicines;
• monitoring prices for basic consumer goods;
• solving the issues of consumers and business entities;
• control over the placing of a monopoly company on the stock exchange and highly liquid products.
The international community was informed on the importance of developing competition in the country, and the new impetus that this direction has received in accordance with the recent instructions of the President he addressed during a meeting dedicated to discussing priorities in ensuring a competitive environment in the economy and protecting consumer rights.
Press Office of the Antimonopoly Committee