Every fifth private entrepreneur to remain in a year

Council decides to fight with private entrepreneurs.
The deputy Minister of Economics Andrej Tur claimed that only 9 thousand private entrepreneurs were working out of 189 thousand. According to the official, the others keep selling goods at markets while the countrys light industry is “down”.

Moreover, they are causing an outflow of foreign currency from Belarus by buying goods abroad. The Council recommended all private entrepreneurs to reregister as micro-enterprises starting from January 2008.

The state has promised to help them reregister. The official thinks that there will be some 30-40 thousand private entrepreneurs who would decide to undergo the reregistration. Thus only every fifth will remain.