Sverdlovsk Region Traffic Administration, TransSibUral’s partnership looks like a legal offense, prosecution authorities admit

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, April 27, 2012. It appears that Sverdlovsk Region Traffic Administration and TransSibUral’s partnership violates the existing law in some respects, the response of Ural Public Prosecution Authorities for Transpiration to Sverdlovsk Region Legislative Assembly’s Duma deputy Andrei Alshevskikh states.

‘An investigation was carried out regarding your query on Sverdlovsk Region Traffic Administration allegedly lobbying the interests of TransSibUral, the structural division of Central Traffic Administration and a subsidiary of Russian Railways, in what regards freight forwarding. The investigation by Ural Public Prosecution Authorities for Transpiration revealed that Russian Railways’ actions appear to contain violations of the antimonopoly legislation. The papers have been forwarded to Sverdlovsk Region division of Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service,’ says the letter which the deputy uploaded in its blog.

Now the head of Sverdlovsk Region division of Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service issued an order instituting legal proceedings against Russian Railways because of alleged violations of the Federal Competition Protection Act: namely, the company discriminated against the railway haulers market players by signing preferential-term contracts with certain counter agents (TransSibUral, First Freight Company) that offered the latter priority departure time and train slots.

The case is to be heard on May 21, 2012.


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