About project

Co-chairs: Brazil, Russia

Main Coordinator: Brazil

The Working Group was created in November 2017.

The digital economy is a full-fledged and rapidly developing industry that has penetrated all spheres of life. The development of digital technology promotes innovation and underpins economic growth in the 21st century. Nevertheless, the reality of the new digital age is that governments needs to keep pace with technology in order to ensure equal rules for all market participants and protect the population from any negative externalities of technological developments.

Negative effects of digitalization affect competition. The 4th Industrial Revolution has brought to the world new business models, as well as the latest information technologies to improve its competitiveness, such as artificial intelligence, the latest software, anti-competitive agreements concluded by robots without human presence, self-learning machines - all this requires close monitoring by antitrust regulators.

The Working Group aims to exchange of information on the experience of the BRICS countries in suppressing anticompetitive practices in the digital economy: combating cartels of a new type, through examination and discussion of cases; consideration of transactions of economic concentration in the digital age; development of new mechanisms to combat anti-competitive practices, adapted to digital reality. 

Key documents

BRICS Working Groups

Description of BRICS working groups for the research of competition issues in socially important markets

BRICS Cooperation in Competition Sphere

Main keynotes about BRICS competition cooperation from Alexey Ivanov

Materials

  • News
12.07.2018
news
Institute Director gives an expert’s opinion on the RBC report on the regulation of e-commerce and the adoption of the Fifth Antimonopoly Package.

24.05.2018
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The treatise was presented by the team of authors during a conference at the Higher School of Economics on April 23.