December 22, 2017 at 11.00 in the Palace of the Republic held the first such format meeting of the President of the Republic of Belarus A.G. Lukashenko with entrepreneurs. This event was also attended by government members and more than 250 representatives of the Business community from different regions of Belarus and representing various sectors of the economy.
At the beginning of the hour the President spoke. In his speech, the head of state touched upon many issues. In particular, the development of entrepreneurship in rural areas, pricing, the increase in the activity of IT technology, etc. But the main question was whether the legislative changes that were carried out in 2017 were optimal (the decree "On the Development of the Digital Economy" was signed the day before).
According to the planned program, the first was Zhanna Tarasevich, the director of the business union of entrepreneurs and employers to them. Professor M.S. Kunyavsky. She raised the problems of property, the need to change the tax code, the unequal criterion of licensing doctors of the 1st and 2nd categories in private and public medicine, as well as the illegality of imposing penalties.
Andrei Smolyar, the head of the transport enterprise, the chairman of the board of directors of Intertransavto, in his speech raised a number of problems in the field of transport and logistics: aligning the conditions with neighboring countries.
Viktor Lemeshevsky, the director of the PAK Group of Companies, issued a number of proposals on increasing the competitiveness of Belarusian enterprises and their work in competitive markets.
Andrey Serikov, co-founder of the Markformelle Group of Companies, raised the problem of standardization and, in particular, the high cost and slowness of standards (for shoelaces, accessories, etc.).
Valeria Kritsunova, the head of the "Rest in the village" association, spoke with questions on the development of agroecotourism and the creation of an industry of tourism in the country.
Andrey Zayats, director of Raduga-Svet Trading House, expressed his opinion that even in the current legislation, it is necessary to simplify. He also thanked for simplifying the business in the catering industry.
Immediately after the speeches, the President gave specific instructions to the competent persons: the administration of the Administration, branches and departments.
In conclusion of the meeting outside the plan, the President gave the floor to the Chairman of the Supreme Coordination Council Vladimir Karyagin. Here are the main theses of his speech: on the fair judicial system, the fundamental changes in the climate of the business environment, the dialogue between business and government, etc.