16:17 New regulations for Internet shops to come into effect on March 19

New measures to regulate the Internet-based retail trade in Belarus are to come into effect on March 19. Under the regulations, Internet shops are required to register their domain names with the National Information Security Center under the President of Belarus. The Belarus-based e-shops must have the by. extension. The registered domains will be mentioned in a trade license. The shops are also obliged to post information about the company and the license details on their web sites.

According to the government, these measures are to improve the rights of consumers for the warranty repairs of faulty goods, purchased through Internet and to reinforce the fight against the "gray imports" and tax evadors, according to Interfax.