This seminar will be organised and financed jointly by the OECD-GVH RCC and the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation.

In this seminar we will examine an industry that has a key function for economic development: airports. Airports offer services and facilities to airlines and passengers, freight handlers and ground handling agents as well as to many other businesses that carry out airport related activities. Often airports are state owned or at least closely monitored or regulated by the state. The essential facilities doctrine plays an important role in the application of competition law. We will compare regulatory approaches and competition cases and look at competition problems at different levels of airport activity. Studies that analyse the competitive situation of and at airports will be introduced by international experts, who will also give an overview of airport related competition case law. FAS Russia will introduce its experience and relevant competition cases. In discussions and a case study we will aim at gaining a better understanding of the competition topics and of some approaches for resolving them. A roundtable discussion will follow each presentation.

Invited are participants from the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, the Ukraine and Uzbekistan.