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MSU conducted a study in the fields of poultry, diagnostic services, drugs, milk and milk products, trade networks. – 2024-03-31 13:30:14

2024-03-31 13:30:14

The Commission for the Protection of Competition carries out field studies in order to prevent, limit, prohibit and identify possible cases of damage to the interests of consumers, to provide an environment necessary for honest competition in RA, through which control is carried out over the observance of the provisions of the legislation on the protection of economic competition.

At least 5 field studies are conducted every year. The selection of sectors is carried out taking into account the wide consumption of the product or service, the important social significance, or the fact that it is the most relevant at the given time.

In 2021, the Commission conducted a study in the following 5 areas:

1. Poultry

2. Diagnostic services

3. Medicines

4. Commercial networks

5. Milk and milk products

– Within the framework of the study carried out in the field of poultry meat circulation, the entire chain of circulation of both imported and domestically produced poultry meat, acquisition and production processes, legal regulations of the sector, the impact of the tariff quota on the market, as well as international trends were mainly observed.

– From the point of view of diagnostic services, radiation, laboratory and internal diagnostics were distributed. The main study was carried out in the field of radiation diagnostics, which in turn was divided into low-tech and high-tech services. The prices of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radioisotope examinations, reimbursements provided by the state and barriers to entry in the field were considered in more detail.

– Vasodilating and other drugs used in heart diseases were separated in the field of drug circulation, the complete sales chain was observed, as well as the behavior of large business entities operating in the field, the legal framework regulating the field was analyzed.

– In the field of trading networks, the existing relationships between trading networks and suppliers were studied, the possible manifestations of the strong negotiating position of trading networks in terms of the most consumed products were observed, and the behavior of large trading networks was also analyzed.

– In the dairy market, the chain of milk procurement and production of dairy products, the possible influence of milk collectors on the conditions of milk procurement were observed.

Meetings were organized with business entities, non-governmental organizations and other interested persons in order to get a complete picture of the studied areas, as well as to raise competitive issues, the issues raised by them were discussed, surveys were conducted among consumers.

The results of the analyzes on the mentioned areas will be published in more detail in the near future.

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