Updated at 10:54,14-11-2017

Lukashenka to entrepreneurs: Certificates just first step

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This year already, SPs will have to undergo not only certification of goods, but also other changes, Aliaksandr Lukashenka said on February 9, when meeting with Trade Minister Uladzimir Kaltovich.

The head of state demanded that this year already all commercial structures started working on an equal footing - both public and private, foreign and domestic.

"Do not worry about the strikes of SPs or someone else. We had a clear agreement last year, we are not teenagers to be led by the nose, let alone me. We agreed and we must act in this way," BelTA quoted Lukashenka.

"We must understand that those who bring here a variety of clothing, even of good quality, even if it were from Turkey, China, Russia, and others - you need to understand that everything that we brought from there, ruined our economy just as much. It will not develop, especially without documents, without certificates. This way we are legalizing robbery, criminals. We are catching some of them and allowing others to do it," said the head of state.

Lukashenka also said that the certification of the goods is just the first step. Already this year there will be introduced other requirements. "Goods, waybill, all the accompanying documents, certification -- come, trades. If you have none of those -- you will not be selling goods," said the Belarusian leader.