THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO STRENGTHEN BOTH THE OVERSIGHT REGIMES AND THE PREVENTIVE MEASURES

ARMENPRESS
Dec 1, 2009

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS: A new strategy has been worked out
on purpose of activating the activity of Armenian State Commission
for Economic Competition Defense. There are also new legislative
initiatives which will provide an opportunity of giving additional
tools to the commission enabling it to fight against such cases,
when many local producers duplicate foreign brands, Armenian Prime
Minister Tigran Sargsyan told journalists at today's visit paid to
"Barov" and "Kherov" vodka factories of "Sovrano" LTD.

According to him, the implemented steps will enable not only to apply
punishing measures after violations take place, but to implement
preventive measures as well in order people not to try selling
their low-quality product through deceiving and misleading consumers
pretending that they are selling famous brands. "This is a dangerous
phenomenon, it is an abuse on the account of our nation, which is
inadmissible, and we have made up to strengthen both the oversight
regimes and the preventive measures", T. Sargsyan underscored.

He said that the government wants to promote the local producer,
to increase the citizens' trust toward the national producers.

In regard to the crisis consequences, T. Sargsyan said that we should
learn from the mistakes in order the crisis not only hits us, but
also gives an opportunity of learning from our own mistakes.

Unfortunately, the human experience shows that the majority does
not have the ability of learning not only from the others', but also
from their own mistakes. We should not repeat that mistake, must try
to diversify our economy in order to become less vulnerable toward
foreign markets.