FAS President Shaskolsky: Parallel imports to Russia should cover all categories of goods

Maxim Shaskolsky, head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS), said that the parallel import mechanism in Russia should be extended to all categories of goods, so that copyright holders should not set high monopoly prices. This has been reported RBC.

According to the head of the FAS, the agency wants to expand the parallel import mechanism to everything and establish the principle of exhaustion of international rights that existed on the territory of the Russian Federation before 2002. Otherwise, Shaskolsky argues, Russia would continue to live in a situation where copyright holders and distributors set high prices.

According to him, enterprises that produce locally, establish factories, invest money and supply goods can be temporarily exempted from parallel imports.

Boris Titov, previously authorized by the President of Russia to protect the rights of entrepreneurs declarationBringing Coca-Cola products to the country through parallel imports.

“Coca-Cola products can be safely imported through parallel imports and purchased conditionally through Alibaba. What problems?” Titov said at SPIEF.

Source: Gazeta


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