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About the "Business" Databank

The Business Databank contains the business, foreign trade and investment policy legislation of the Republic of Belarus. This databank has been created under the initiative of the President of Belarus – A.G. Lukashenko and under the instruction of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The goals of this databank are to create favorable conditions for the further development of entrepreneurial activity in the Republic of Belarus and to inform businessmen, investors and other natural and legal persons interested in conducting business, foreign trade, investing and other economic activities in Belarus.

The Business Databank includes main legal acts of the Republic of Belarus regulating matters of investment policy and business and foreign trade conduct (the legal acts are grouped according to subjects and in accordance with their kinds). It also provides an overview of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus “Legal Basis for Business” and useful links to relevant Internet information resources.

The Supreme Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus assisted the National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus (the NCLI) in creating the databank in order to fulfill the instruction of the Head of the State and the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

Legal acts of the Republic of Belarus included in the Business Databank were translated into English by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and the National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus.

The Business Databank can be found on the National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus free of charge. It is also issued on CD and distributed by the NCLI’s affiliates (regional centers of legal information), which have been opened in every regional (oblast) center and in the city of Minsk. More detailed information about Belarusian legislation may be found at the National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus: www.pravo.by (in Russian) and www.law.by (in English).