An overview of commercial law in Belarus and how it affects international companies
The Belarusian Government has approved wide-ranging legislation regarding Belarus trade and corporate activity. Some of the main areas covered include:
Legislation in Belarus gives Free Economic Zones tax exemptions and special privileges.
Find out more about Free Economic Zones
Belarus has anti-monopoly legislation in place, and complies with international anti-monopoly policy.
Legislation is in place to regulate the import and export of goods in Belarus.
Up-to-date information is available from the State Customs Committee in Minsk
Health and safety in Belarus is covered by two main areas of legislation:
Penalties for breaking these laws can be high, though for most international companies in Belarus the health and safety policy of the foreign partner or owner as implemented by its Belarusian entity will offer more than adequate provision.