Easier entrepreneurship rules in Belarus from February 2018

Easier entrepreneurship rules in Belarus from February 2018

Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 7 On the Development of Entrepreneurship will come into force at the end of February 2018. This document will greatly simplify business in Belarus.

In particular, there will be fewer administrative difficulties for workers in the construction industry: the issues of certification, standardization, permits for all types of construction activities will be optimized.

Dmitry Semenkevich, Deputy Minister of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus:
First of all, this document is about human safety, environmental security, sanitary and fire safety. All the rest is the full responsibility of project organizations and the building owner.
We are opening the possibilities of introducing innovative technologies in the design practice. Now you don’t have to say that someone forbids you to introduce some innovative product or solution.

Decree No. 7 should significantly change the interaction between government and business, minimize the interference of government officials in the work of entrepreneurs, strengthen self-regulation mechanisms, and thus business responsibility. In general, the document covers spheres where about 95% of small and medium-sized enterprises are concentrated.