Digital transformation of tariff regulation

On September 19, 2022, the State Duma of the Russian Federation held parliamentary hearings “On Improving Antimonopoly Legislation in Connection with the Development of Digital Markets”, organized by the State Duma Committee for the Protection of Competition.

The hearings were held under the guidance of the Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Competition V.K. Hartung.

The Deputy Chairman of the State Duma I.A. Yarovaya, setting the business tone for the event and preparing the audience for the main report.

The main report on the topic of the parliamentary hearings was made by Deputy Head of the FAS Russia S.A. Puzyrevsky, in particular, proposing to consider digital platforms as an infrastructure that should be subject to regulation regardless of market share.

The report “Digital Transformation of Tariff Regulation” was made by the Director of the International Center for the Development of Competition MNIIPU, Head of the Scientific Laboratory “Digital Technologies of Tariff Regulation” of the Russian Economic University named after G.V. Plekhanov, candidate of economic sciences V.N. Podopigora. He noted that the task of the legislator is not only to find solutions to existing problems and adopt appropriate laws, but also to assess the prospects for their implementation. It is important to ensure that management practices are applied that are appropriate to the complexity of the objects targeted. In the meantime, we often observe how the process of making managerial decisions and their implementation remains traditional, based on conservative methods.

When solving problems related to digital technologies, including production, processing, trade, it is necessary to provide for management costs – within the framework of the law, which would be taken into account in the resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation.

“The timeliness and content of the law are unconditional,” summed up his speech V.N. Podopigora.