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07 September 2022, 14:26

Opinion: Today's focus is on antimonopoly regulation in digital sector

Aleksei Bogdanov. An archive photo
Aleksei Bogdanov. An archive photo

MINSK, 7 September (BelTA) - More attention is currently paid to antimonopoly regulation in the digital sector, Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Minister Aleksei Bogdanov told the media on the sidelines of the international conference marking the 30th anniversary of antitrust regulation in Belarus on 7 September, BelTA has learned.

“Digital turnover in the economy is on the rise. The eyes of antimonopoly authorities of all countries will be increasingly focused on this area,” said Aleksei Bogdanov.

The Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Ministry has already gained a positive experience of influencing a major digital operator - the company Google, which violated antimonopoly laws in the market of application stores pre-installed on mobile devices running the Android operating system. The fine totaled some Br1.4 million. “We proved that the company violated competition in the domestic market. They appealed it in courts, but the Supreme Court of Belarus supported our position,” the minister said.

At today's conference the representatives of the antimonopoly authorities of the CIS member states are set to discuss a number of issues including the development of competition in the digital era.

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