Session to discuss improvement of audit activities and eradication of excessive requirements to business
It is essential to ensure real improvement of doing
business conditions in Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko said at the
session with the members of the working group on the improvement of audit
activities and eradication of excessive requirements to business on 14
“The revision of legal acts
should be one of the results of our common efforts. We need to ensure real
improvement of doing business conditions in Belarus which will be praised by
economic operators,” the head of state said.
Alexander Lukashenko remarked that the members of the working group
which included the representatives of government bodies and business circles
need to prepare and submit concrete proposals by the end of Q1 2017.
“There have been many reproaches about the
operation of audit bodies from the representatives of large enterprises and
small businesses in recent years. It is true that these reproaches and criticism
are justified,” the President said.
remarked that about 450 inspections take place in the country every day. Of
course, some of them are needed. However, sometimes auditors visit enterprises
with unscheduled inspections at least 50 times per year.
The head of state stressed that the working group should
untangle the deadlock and put an end to the talks about the pressure in the form
of audit activities and inspections of the state on business
“We have begun to
promote and develop the new economy. I absolutely support and prioritize its
main objective: this economy should lift the burden from business people,”
Alexander Lukashenko said. “If people want and can work, provide for their
families, if it benefits the state, we must provide comprehensive assistance to
The President remarked that
self-employment is very attractive for many people, including from the point of
view of financial wellbeing, the freedom of schedule. “A lot of people decided
to find their way in business. Some of them wanted it for self-fulfillment,
others wanted to line their pockets, decide people’s fate. How many people can
be good businessmen?” the head of state said.
In this context, Alexander Lukashenko urged the members of the
working group not to forget about the other side of the story: it is important
to focus on doing business conditions. An entrepreneur should be a good manager,
economist, accountant, etc. Only proactive people thinking about the future of
their business can become excellent entrepreneurs, the President
He remarked that unsuccessful
businessmen often blame the state for their failures. They say that they failed
because of the absence of certain conditions.