The Federal Antimonopoly Service is inspecting the state corporation DOM.RF. It began after a complaint from the associations of domestic elevator workers to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin (Izvestia has the document).
On July 10, the National Elevator Union and the Russian Elevator Association wrote a letter to the head of government and asked to stop actions “to monopolize and restrict competition” in the market.
As stated in the letter, DOM.RF offers to purchase services for the installation of elevators for overhaul only from large manufacturers, which may lead to bankruptcy of the installation companies.
In addition, representatives of the industry were worried about the plans of the state corporation to build a new powerful elevator construction plant, despite the fact that, according to them, in parallel, DOM.RF is initiating the bankruptcy of two already operating large enterprises and bought out their debts without notifying the FAS.
The press service of the government told Izvestia that the letter had been received and sent to the Ministry of Construction for study.
In the response of the department to the associations of elevator workers dated August 27, 2020, it is said that the appeal was considered jointly with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Economic Development, DOM.RF and the Federal Antimonopoly Service (Izvestia has a copy of the document).
It follows from the letter that the FAS is conducting an audit on the issue of compliance by DOM.RF and its organizations with the requirements of antimonopoly legislation.
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