DUSHANBE, February 27, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- The Antimonopoly Agency under the Government of Tajikistan has published a register of economic entities holding a dominant position in an appropriate market.

The register includes 55 economic entities.  Among them are cellular operators functioning in the country: Babilon-M; TT-Mobile; Somoncom; Tcell; Tacom; and TK-Mobile.

Tajikistan’s industrial giant, Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO), tops the register.

Besides, limited liability company Gazpormneft-Tajikistan, tractor-assembling plant TojIron, limited liability company Nouri Dilshod, joint venture TajikAzot, Dushanbe dairy plant, state unitary enterprise Tojikcement (Dushanbe cement plant), state unitary enterprise Khojagii Manziliyu-Kommunali (housing and communal service), Tojiksughurta (state insurance company), limited liability company Orien-Sughurta (private insurance company), health resorts Khoji-Obigarm and Zumrad, almost all Dushabe’s bazaars, open joint-stock company Innovative Road Solutions (IRS), and some other entities were also put on the register of dominants.

According to the Antimonopoly agency, not only a company controlling 35 percent of market is put on the register of monopolists, but even a company that controls only 5 percent of the market can be listed if it can unfairly affect it. 

We will recall that Yelena Rahimova, the head of the information, protocol and international cooperation department of the Antimonopoly Agency, told Asia-Plus on February 2 that Tajik national air carrier, Tajik Air, was put on the register of dominants as it accounts for 34 percent of international flights.