Doing Business in Belarus 2011

Date: April 22, 2011
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Publisher: Revera Consulting Group
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Doing Business in Belarus 2011

Doing Business in Belarus 2011
Revera Consulting Group is one of the leading law firms in Belarus that was established in 1999. Today, our office operates with over 30 professionals and partners. Through deep understanding of all specifics of Belarusian market and Belarusian's legal realities, with all complexities and constant changes the legislation is known for, RCG has obtained exceptional track record and became one of the most trusted and experienced law firms in the corporate market who serve both national clients and those who are looking to do business in Belarus. Revera Consulting Group holds the official status of the investment agent and privileges to be of interest of Belarus on attraction of investments in the economy of the Republic.

RCG is consistently recognized and recommended by a number of authoritative sources and international guides such as Chambers, Legal500, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers and is the only law firm in Belarus that belongs to one of the leading international alliance of independent law firms TagLaw.

Today we offer wide range of legal services in Belarus in the following fields:
  • Contract work
  • Construction And Real Estate, Land Relations
  • Intellectual property
  • Customs Law
  • Currency Regulation and Foreign Trade
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Administrative Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Antimonopoly Law
  • Tax Consulting
  • Support of corporate procedures
  • M&A, Due Diligence
  • Investment Project Support
  • Employment Law
1. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

1.1. Business Entities
  1.1.1. Private unitary enterprise
  1.1.2. Limited-liability company
  1.1.3. Closed joint-stock company
  1.1.4. Representative offices and branches of business entities
  1.1.5. Business reorganization and liquidation
1.2. Ways of Doing Business by Foreign Organizations and Individuals in Belarus
  1.2.1. Entity with the status of the commercial organization with foreign investments
  1.2.2. Doing business through permanent representative office in Belarus
  1.2.3. Establishment of permanent representative office in Belarus
  1.2.4. Doing business through the agent
1.3. Labour Relations and Working Conditions
  1.3.1. Information on the employment market
  1.3.2. Legal regulation of employment
  1.3.3. Working hours and rest hours
  1.3.4. Payment for labour
1.4. Foreign Employees
  1.4.1. Entry into the territory of the Republic of Belarus
  1.4.2. Stay on the territory of the Republic of Belarus
  1.4.3. Permission for labour activity
  1.4.4. Business activity
1.5. Licensing

2. INVESTMENT

2.1. Forms and sources of investment
  2.1.1. Guarantees of investors rights and protection of investments
  2.1.2. State support of investment activities
  2.1.3. State support by conclusion of investment agreement
  2.1.4. Guarantees and benefits for the investor
  2.1.5. State support in form of concessions
  2.1.6. Investment agent

3. FINANCE AND BANKING SYSTEM

3.1. Payments and Financial Statements
  3.1.2. The procedure of cash transactions
  3.1.2. Financial statements
3.2. Pricing
3.3. Banking system
  3.3.1. Banking Principles
  3.3.2. Statutory fund of bank
  3.3.3. Terms and conditions for obtaining a Banking License
  3.3.4. Additional requirements as to organizations and activity of banks with foreign investments and subsidiaries of foreign banks in the Republic of Belarus
  3.3.5. Subsidiary or representative office of a foreign bank

4. CURRENCY CONTROL

4.1. Implementation of Foreign-Trade Operations

5. THE TAX SYSTEM

5.1. General Information
5.2. Taxation of Business Entities
  5.2.1. The general system of taxation: primary payments
5.3. Special Tax Regimes
  5.3.1. Simplified tax system
  5.3.2. Taxation in free economic zones
  5.3.3 Taxation of High Technologies Park residents
  5.3.4. Taxation in small settlements
  5.3.5. Single tax for producers of agricultural products
  5.3.6. Tax on gambling business
  5.3.7. Tax on income from lottery activity
  5.3.8. Tax on income from organization of electronic interactive games
  5.3.9. Other privileged tax regimes
5.4. Taxation of Individuals
5.5. Agreements on Avoidance of Double Taxation
  5.5.1. Rates of tax on profits in the form of dividends in agreements on avoidance of double taxation
  5.5.2. Rates of tax on profits in the form of interests in agreements on avoidance of double taxation
  5.5.3. Rates of tax on profits in the form of royalty in agreements on avoidance of double taxation

6. INSURANCE MARKET

6.1. Forms of Insurance
  6.1.1. Objects of insurance
  6.1.2. Insurers
  6.1.3. State registration
  6.1.4. Statutory fund
  6.1.5. Activities of insurers
  6.1.6. Restrictions imposed on insurance activities
  6.1.7. Features of ensuring the financial stability of insurers

7. MONOPOLISTIC ACTIVITY AND ILLICIT COMPETITION

7.1. Monopolistic Activity: General Information
  7.1.1. Antimonopoly control for creation and reorganization of holding companies
  7.1.2. Antimonopoly control for transactions with stock (shares)
  7.1.3. Non-compliance with the obligation to obtain the approval
Doing Business in Belarus 2011
7.2. Illicit Competition

8. CUSTOMS REGULATION

8.1. General Information about the Customs Union
8.2. Tariff Regulation in the Customs Union
8.3. Tariff Preferences Applied by the Member States of Customs Union
8.4. Uniform Measures of Non-Tariff Regulation in the Frameworks of Customs Union
  8.4.1. Quantitative restrictions of export and/or import (quotas)
  8.4.2. Exclusive right to export and/or import
  8.4.2. Foreign-trade licensing
8.5. Indirect Taxation
  8.5.1. Indirect taxation upon export of the goods
  8.5.2. The principles of indirect taxation upon import of the goods
  8.5.3. Indirect taxation upon carrying out of works, providing services
8.6. Supervision for Security and Quality of the Goods in the Frameworks of Customs Union
  8.6.1. Certification
  8.6.2. Registration of security of the goods
  8.6.3. Veterinary control
  8.6.4. Quarantine and phytosanitary control
8.7. Customs Measures Protecting the Intellectual Property Objects

9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

9.1. Objects of Copyright and Related Rights
9.2. Industrial Property Objects
  9.2.1. Inventions, utility models, industrial designs
  9.2.2. Means of individualization

10. CONSUMER RIGHTS PROTECTION AND ADVERTISING

10.1. Information about the Goods and about the Seller (Manufacturer)
10.2. Liability of a Seller
10.3. Advertising

11. TELECOMMUNICATIONS, DATA TRANSMISSION AND INTERNET

12. COURT SYSTEM

12.1. The Constitutional Court
  12.1.1. Competence
  12.1.2. Procedure
12.2. General Courts
  12.2.1. Competence
12.3. Economic Courts
  12.3.1. Competence
  12.3.2. Jurisdiction
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  12.3.3. Terms
  12.3.4. Mandative proceedings
  12.3.5. Proceedings on review of judicial decisions
  12.3.6. Rates of the state fee
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