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The Ministry of Economic Development has criticized the antimonopoly project of FAS concerning Internet platforms — Rambler News Service


The Ministry of Economic Development has criticized the antimonopoly project of FAS concerning Internet platforms
Photo: Pixabay Minekokonomrazvitya has criticized the project of antimonopoly regulation of the Internet which I have submitted to FAS Russia earlier, the corresponding conclusion is published on the portal of disclosure of regulations. "On the basis of the carried-out assessment of the regulating influence of the draft of the act of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation the conclusion is drawn on insufficient justification of a solution by the offered way of regulation" — it is noted in the conclusion of the MEDT. The ministry has paid attention to existence of provisions, "entering excess duties, the bans and restrictions for natural and legal entities in the sphere of business and other economic activity". Besides, introduction of new norms can lead "to emergence of unreasonable expenses of natural and legal entities in the sphere of business and other economic activity" and also to unreasonable budgetary expenses. The project about introduction of amendments to the law "About Protection of the Competition" and other acts of the Russian Federation has been developed by FAS Russia and published for public discussion at the end of March. "There have to be additional criteria allowing to carry to the dominating subjects of owners of large infrastructure platforms, Internet platforms which have the relevant market power. There has to be a new concept "network effect" — dependence of consumer value of goods on the number of users of the same group (direct network effect) or change of value of goods for one group of users at reduction or increase in number of users in other group (indirect network effect)" — the developer of the project specified in justification to its acceptance.

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