Belarusian entrepreneurs refuse to work

Беларускія ІП масава адмаўляюцца ад гандлю на рынках

Belarusian private entrepreneurs are refusing to work in trade centres and markets now, the association Perspektiva told BelaPAN.

The administration of Minsk trade centre Zhdanovichy is collecting their appeals to send them to the administration of Minsk Central District, the organization reports.


Many Minsk entrepreneurs have decided to stop working after January 1, 2016. It is absolutely impossible to stick to law #22, they explained at a business forum in Minsk on December 14.  


According to decree #222, entrepreneurs will need documents for goods imported from the territory of the Customs Union after January 1, 2016. However, Russian suppliers refuse to give such documents or offer fake certificates. It results in fines and confiscation. Entrepreneurs have asked the authorities to cancel the law many times but the government won’t react.