Belarus | Basic regulatory changes for September-November 2018

We are pleased to present our respected clients and business partners a brief overview of the main positive regulatory changes affecting the business environment in Belarus for September-November 2018.

Administrative liability of a business

Penalty amounts for administrative offenses in taxation, currency transactions, storage of bookkeeping and tax accounting documents, and antimonopoly control that can be potentially imposed on entrepreneurs have been increased beginning on October 29, 2018. A liability for the recurrence of certain offences has also been introduced. (The Belarus Law dd. 07.07.2018 N 131-З). Click on the button below to find out more information.

Personal data protection

Now, in Belarus, a person who has received the personal data of third parties in connection with his /her professional activities may be subject to administrative liability for the intentional unlawful disclosure of such personal data. Provisions of Article 22.13 of the Code of Administrative Offenses have been amended by the Law No. 131-З accordingly.

Construction related permits

New rules on the procedure for preparing and issuing construction related permits have been developed by the Resolution of the Belarus Government dd. October 31, 2017 No. 785, the “Resolution No. 785”). The administrative procedures for obtaining permits by the applicants were significantly simplified. The Resolution No. 785 comes in effect on February 16, 2019.


We hope you find this newsletter useful. SCHNEIDER GROUP is prepared to professionally support you in countries of our presence by contributing our experience and competence to the growth of your business. Should you have any questions or require our assistance in Belarus, please contact our experts.

Our expert in Belarus:
Sergey Odintsov
Certified Legal & Tax Advisor, Head of Tax & Legal, Minsk
+375 / 17 / 290 25 57