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17 Mar 2015

Lukashenko urges to use flexible economic mechanisms to help market vendors

MINSK, 17 March (BelTA) – It is essential to use flexible economic mechanisms to resolve issues and regulate certain types of entrepreneurship activity, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the session held on 17 March to discuss the regulation and development of certain types of business activity, BelTA has learned.

“We have discussed a lot of issues today, including together with market vendors. Everyone has certain ideas. But unfortunately, for the past decade we have had to discuss the work of market vendors. Decree No. 222 was passed last year after the session with the President and additional discussion with businessmen. The document envisaged that market vendors had to obtain documents to confirm the purchase of products they were going to sell starting from 1 July 2014. During the transition period which lasted till 1 March 2015 they had an opportunity to sell goods imported under the previous rules. It was their request,” the head of state said.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, he was told that last year a half of market vendors fulfilled the requirements set out by the state and started to use transparent methods of work. However, not all of them did it. Now they are asking to prolong the transition period allowing them to sell the rest of products which were imported without any documents. “Back then they asked for an opportunity to sell the rest of goods. The same is happening now. They mention difficulties with sales, issues with Russian traders who do not provide necessary documents, high prices, poor product range, low quality of goods available in Belarusian wholesale stores. They say that our partners in the Eurasian Economic Union do not oblige their self-employed businessmen to observe similar norms. As a result, Belarusian businessmen are in unequal conditions,” the President noted.

Alexander Lukashenko said that all the opinions should be taken into account.

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