tulaeva, svetlana

Regulatory Competition: a Сase of Russian Forestry Sector

The processes of globalization have led to the fact that in the global world not only individual actors and organizations but also rules that regulate these actors and organizations compete with each other. Therefore the main problems of modern regulation in a global world are connected not only with coordination between different regulatory systems, but also with their competitiveness. The main aspects of the competitiveness of regulatory systems are: a) the set of the rules, b) the processes of the monitoring and enforcement, c) the procedure for the decision-making, d) the effectiveness of agents acting on behalf of the system.

This work is devoted to the different aspects of competition between different regulatory systems in Russian forestry sector. The state plays the main role in the governance of the Russian forestry sector. Nevertheless in the last decade non-state forest certifications (FSC and PEFC) have begun to develop in Russia. The essence of these systems is to improve the environmental and social responsibility of forestry companies by providing them with additional competitive advantages in the global market. The paper considers the factors, which were important for the competition between FSC and PEFC in Russia. Also I draw attention on the hidden competition between non-state systems of forest certification and the state system of forest management in Russia, as well as the reasons for it. In the second part of the paper I analyze strategies of state and non-state agents, which stimulated transformation of regulatory competition to regulatory cooperation.

Wednesday 24 October 14:30-16:30 Panels I, Panel 2 Regulation, Education and Economic Competition (Hall 14)