Regional cooperation between countries as a vital aspect of the growth of economies and improvement of citizens’ welfare was discussed during the meeting of the Chair of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine Olha Pishchanska and the State Commissioner of the AMCU Serhiy Shershun with the president of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection of Poland Tomasz Hrostny.
The communication between the chairs of competition authorities of the two countries took place within the framework of their participation in the global seminar of the antimonopoly law section of the American Bar Association, which is ongoing in Warsaw (Poland).
The parties discussed regional cooperation with competition authorities of Eastern Europe and agreed to develop new ways to deepen this cooperation. According to the Chair of the AMCU, this is necessary because a large extent the problematic issues of competition in neighboring countries are quite common.
“Even in the era of globalization, regional cooperation leads to faster development of trade, ensures market liberalization and eliminates anticompetitive barriers. In my opinion, all this is possible only if there is close cooperation between the competition authorities, in particular through the exchange of experience, the development of joint approaches to law enforcement and through the implementation of joint research. As a result, such a strategy will contribute to the formation of equal conditions for doing business in every country of the region, and therefore to effective competition at the national and regional levels,” said Olha Pishchanska following the results of the meeting.
The parties also discussed problematic issues that arise during the activities of private companies in Ukraine and Poland. The Polish colleagues confirmed their readiness to deepen cooperation with the AMCU for further harmonization of law enforcement and competition advocacy.