Business programme

Combatting Counterfeit Goods: A Strategy for Rescuing the Economy

16 Jun , 15:00–16:15
The New Economic Order: Responding to the Challenges of the Time
Pavilion H, Krasnodar Region Hall

The current foreign economic circumstances have significantly changed logistical chains and distribution systems and led to a significant reduction in real disposable income. The restrictions imposed and the resulting pressure brought to bear upon household budgets could provoke a new influx of counterfeit products into Russia, which would in turn directly affect state revenue and health security. The growth of illegal turnover entails significant losses for the federal budget from unpaid taxes and other deductions, which could prove to be critical given the current situation. The emergence of new threats must be prevented, and this includes innovations, which possess an illegal turnover that has yet to be treated as a separate problem. This product segment demands effective methods of regulation and not a merely prohibitive policy, which would undoubtedly lead to exponential black-market growth. What regulatory methods can the government develop to control innovative products in order to prevent their illegal circulation? How can the government and business cope with an increase in counterfeit goods under the new economic realities? How can a long-standing problem be turned into a new point of economic growth?

Andrey Barannikov, General Director, SPN Communications

Mikhail Dubin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Advanced Technologies Development Center (ATDC)
Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Sergey Katasonov, Co-Chairman of the Expert Council of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on the Development of Competition in Markets for Nicotine-containing Products, Issues of State Regulation of Relations in the Field of Production and Circulation of Tobacco and Innovative Nicotine-containing Products
Alexey Sazanov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Sergey Slipchenko, Member of the Presidium of the Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Arkady Trachuk, General Director, Goznak
Baysolt Khamzatov, First Deputy Director, National Scientific Competence Center in the Field of Combating Illegal Circulation of Industrial Products
Alexey Khersontsev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Front row participant
Anna Dycheva-Smirnova, Managing Director, EXPOVISIONRUS