ACORT unites 30 largest
retail companies of Russia
Meeting chaired by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has shown that positions of business
On March 11 in Gorki outside Moscow, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev chairs the meeting on cooperation of agricultural producers, trade organizations and other entities of trading activities. The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Ministers of the Russian Government Igor Shuvalov and Arkady Dvorkovich, heads of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Ulyukaev, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Nikolay Fyodorov, heads of the relevant committees of both chambers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, governors of a number of subjects of the Federation and the Mayor of Moscow city, heads of federal agencies and industry unions and associations of producers and trade. The Retail Companies Association at the meeting was represented by CEO of Magnit retail chain Sergey Galitsky and President of DIXY Group of Companies Ilya Yakubson.
Issues related to state and prospects of development of the consumer market of the country, as well as the initiative on amendments to the Law on trade by Deputies of the state Duma were in the center of attention of the meeting participants.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev firmly outlined the position, according to which the state has no plans to return to the prices regulation in the food market.
Chairman of the ACORT Presidium I.Yakubson commented on the meeting held: "I am pleased with today's meeting. The state represented by the highest officials of the Government reaffirmed its mission to support the self-regulation mechanisms and to facilitate constructive interaction between the parties without strengthening the regulatory and supervisory role.
It is very important that positions of business and government on fundamental matters are coincide. In particular, the inadmissibility of prices and trade margins regulation, the undesirability of excessive administrative pressure, the desire to undertake changes in state regulation of the consumer market in close cooperation with market participants".
In the next six months, industry unions along with MES should develop and implement a number of new solutions on the most pressing issues related to partners’ financial relationship.
"Successful examples of already implemented good practices - penalties restriction, accelerated price consideration and other - confirm the enforceability of this problem", - outlined I. Yakubson.