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Commercial law in Belarus

An overview of commercial law in Belarus and how it affects international companies

What laws govern commerce in Belarus?

The Belarusian Government has approved wide-ranging legislation regarding Belarus trade and corporate activity. Some of the main areas covered include:

  • investment
  • Free Economic Zones
  • monopolies
  • import and Export control
  • health and safety

Laws governing investment

Find out more about investment laws in Belarus 

Laws governing Free Economic Zones

Legislation in Belarus gives Free Economic Zones tax exemptions and special privileges.
Find out more about Free Economic Zones 

Monopoly laws in Belarus

Belarus has anti-monopoly legislation in place, and complies with international anti-monopoly policy.

Laws governing import and export control in Belarus

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 laws

Health and safety in Belarus is covered by two main areas of legislation:

  • law protecting the population’s sanitary and epidemic wellbeing
  • law preventing disablement and safeguarding the rehabilitation of disabled people

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.  

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