International Forum «Anti-Counterfeit»


21.11.2018 (Wednesday), 10:00 – 12:00

Theater Hall (4th floor)

Public Discussion

Modern society and the problems of illicit trafficking in industrial products. Public control and its role in countering illicit trafficking in industrial products (issues of prevention, information, building of relationships)

Issues: Effective interaction between the state and society in countering the illicit trafficking of industrial products, including the activities of the State Commission on combating illicit trafficking of industrial products and the Expert Council; work in the regions: the need to strengthen the work and new methods; the experience of the EAEU countries in the process of public involvement in the process of countering illegal trafficking; the role of the media in fostering intolerant attitude towards manufacturers and consumption of products in illicit trafficking; who and how forms public perception of counterfeit; the role of youth and youth movements in countering illicit trafficking; creation of information resources that assist in the formation of a civilized market of a single economic space of the EAEU states; the need to strengthen public control and its effectiveness in connection with the implementation of a labelling and product traceability system; training in the field of countering the illicit circulation of industrial products; fostering attitudes towards illicit trafficking in children; on enhancing the practical role of public organizations in solving state tasks in the direction of combating counterfeit and falsified products when interacting with control and supervisory bodies, local governments, conscientious entrepreneurs, other interested participants of the Eurasian consumer area.


Yevgeny Primakov

Yevgeny Primakov,
Secretary, Russian Union of Journalists, political observer, host of ‘Mezhdunarodnaya Panorama’ TV program


Aslambek Aslakhanov, Professor, Ph.D., Major-General, President of the International Association of Anti-Counterfeiting Organizations ‘Anti-Counterfeit’, State Councilor of the Russian Federation, 1st class

Vsevolod Bogdanov, Honorary Chairman, Russian Union of Journalists

Yevgeny Primakov, Secretary, Russian Union of Journalists, political observer, host of ‘Mezhdunarodnaya Panorama’ TV program

Yelena Sarattseva, Deputy Head, Russian quality System (Roskaschestvo)

Sergey Shatalov, Head of projects, Center for strategic research

Aleksey Koryagin, Member of the Expert Council, State Commission on countering illicit trafficking of industrial products, Chairman, Russia’s Consumers Association

Yury Vopilov, General Director, BrandMonitor

Vladislav Ivanov, Project Development Director, Thermopol

Yegor Kolesnikov, 4th year student, Faculty of Customs, State budget institution of higher education ‘Russian Customs Academy’


21.11.2018 (Wednesday), 10:00 – 12:00

Moscow Hall (4th floor)

Round table 3

The Hazard-Free Cable Project and the issues of electrical products illegal sales: current situation analysis and solutions

Issues: The use of falsified electrical products, non-compliant with technical regulations on the safety of electrical products, creates the threat of premature aging and failure of cable networks, the occurrence of emergency situations at civil and industrial facilities, and carries risks to the health and safety of citizens. Two years ago, manufacturers and distributors of electrical products in the framework of the joint project «The Hazard-Free Cable» brought their efforts together to counter the illicit trafficking of electrical products. What are the current results of the project and further initiatives of the industry and the state in market regulation?


Gennady Meshchanov

Gennady Meshchanov,
Ph.D., Member of the Expert Council, State Commission on countering illicit trafficking of industrial products, President of Association ‘Elektrokabel’, General Director, VNIIKP


Aleksey Kuleshov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency on technical regulating and metrology

Anatoly Igoshin, Deputy Head, Division for analysis and formation of the state policy in the sphere of countering illegal turnover of industrial products, Department for development of domestic trade, digital labelling system and legalization of goods trafficking, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

Natalya Sakharova, General Director, Association ‘Electrical Cable’

Vladimir Kashkin, Deputy General Director, Association ‘Electrical Cable’, Head of ‘Hazard-free cable’ project

Yury Kartashev, Chairman, Anti-Counterfeiting Committee ‘Anti-Counterfeit’, Association ‘Electrical Cable’

Sergey Gvozdev-Karelin, Executive Director, Association ‘Honest Position’

Denis Vlasov, General Director, Russkiy Svet

Sergey Smirnov, General Director, ETM

Bogdan Dorofeev, Director of Legal Affairs, Cable Alliance holding

Yevgeny Vasilyev, Ph.D., Deputy General Director, VNIIKP


21.11.2018 (Wednesday), 10:00 – 12:00

Lena Hall (4th floor)

Round table 6

Quality control of bottled mineral water: from production to the final consumer


  • The situation with the quality control of bottled water
  • Counterfeit share: official statistics and real rates
  • Production quality control of products at bottling plants
  • GOST and TU. Good or evil?
  • State control over the extraction, bottling and sale of mineral waters
  • Labelling as one of the tools to counter counterfeiting. Advantages and disadvantages
  • The legislation of the Russian Federation is the main instrument of consumer protection. Does the law require revision?


Dmitry Vostrikov

Dmitry Vostrikov,
Executive Director, Rusprodsoyuz


Aslambek Aslakhanov, Professor, Ph.D., Major-General, President of the International Association of Anti-Counterfeiting Organizations ‘Anti-Counterfeit’, State Councilor of the Russian Federation, 1st class

Yevgeny Levitsky, Head, Kavminkurortresursy

Suleyman Vagapov, General Director, Holding Aqua

Revaz Yusupov, Deputy General Director of public relations and marketing, Center for development of advanced technologies

Mark Liberman, Category manager, Head of beverage, Azbuka Vkusa

Anton Nesiforov, Head of soft drinks, VkusVill

Nikolay Nikolayev, Chairman, Committee on natural resources, property and land, State Duma of the Russian Federation

Maksim Novikov, President, Union of soft drinks and mineral water manufacturers

Natalya Petrova, General Director, Ecogeologia


21.11.2018 (Wednesday), 10:00 – 12:00

Neva Hall (4th floor)

Round table 4

Protection of consumers in the Eurasian Economic Union: current challenges and trends

Issues: Protection of the domestic market of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) against counterfeit and dangerous products, as a basis for protecting the consumers’ rights. The main tasks for the EEAE countries in the context of forming a coordinated policy in the field of consumer protection on the territory of EAEU, aimed at ensuring the trafficking of quality and safe products, with full and reliable labelling of goods.

Topics for discussion:

  1. Current issues of consumer protection on the territory of the EAEU. Consumer protection from hazardous products in e-commerce
  2. Consumer protection from hazardous and counterfeit products in international trade of the EAEU states with third countries
  3. Consumer protection against fakes — a tool to increase business profitability (best practices in protection of intellectual property)
  4. Prospects for the development of the EAEU program for the protection of consumers and product quality assurance


Saliya Karymbayeva,
Deputy Director, Department for sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary mMeasures, Eurasian economic commission


Nurkan Sadvakasov, Deputy Chairman, Committee for public health protection, Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Oleg Prusakov, Head of Department, Federal state surveillance on consumer right protection, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being

Lidiya Osaulenko, Head of Consumer Protection Section, Department for sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary Measures, Eurasian Economic Commission

Ilya Kabanov, Deputy Head of Special Issues, Trade regulation section, Department for Industrial Policy, Eurasian Economic Commission

Anna Sysoyeva, Advisor of Special Issues, Trade regulation section, Department for industrial policy, Eurasian Economic Commission

Oleg Pavlov, Chairman, Public consumer protection organization ‘Public Consumer Initiative’

Aleksey Soldatov, Chairman, Product conformity assessment committee, Association of European Businesses

Aleksandr Onishchuk, President, Association of trading companies and manufacturers of electrical household and computer equipment (RATEK)

Petr Shelishch, Chairman of Consumers Union of the Russian Federation


21.11.2018 (Wednesday), 12:30 – 13:30

Theater Hall (4th floor)

Summing up the results of Forum


21.11.2018 (Wednesday), 15:00 – 18:00

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