12th “Assembly of business circles of Belarus. Time for specific actions” took place in Minsk on March 2,2011 in business center of Viktoria hotel. 364 people including heads and founders of enterprises, 315 IEs, and 32 representatives of authorities. There presented representatives of general branches of authority: House of representatives and Council of republic of National assembly of Belarus, Committee of state control, ministry of economy, ministry of communications, ministry of architecture, ministry of finances, ministry of taxation, ministry of justice etc. and also state committees on standardization, customs committee, representatives of republican labor arbitration, local authorities – regional and district executive committees.
At Assembly participated representatives of 17 international economic organizations and embassies, including IFC, USAID, embassies of USA, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia etc. work of Assembly was covered by representatives of 37 mass media: all TV channels of country, Belarusian and foreign information agencies, leading internet portals and newspapers. At Assembly participated leaders and heads of business associations: Vladimir Karyagin, Georgy Badei, Viktor Margelov, Nikolai Silinov, Sergei Skvorchevsky, Alexander Kalinin, Tatsiana Kozlovskaya and others. During Assembly draft of National business platform-2011 was studied in details, first of all offers and solutions. 15 reports were presented by representatives of authority and business – associations (Committee of state control – chief of department Natalia Davidko, deputy minister of economy – Andrei Tur, State committee on standardization – the first vice chairman – Viktor Nazarenko, Higher economic court – the first vice-chairman – Vasili Demidovich), economy expert (Leonid Zaiko). Over 20 entrepreneurs – heads and founders of enterprises, including representatives of regions, made certain proposals on perfection of business climate and to draft of NBP-2011. At Assembly jury announced the results of content “Best city for doing business in Belarus”, handed diplomas and prizes. The winners are: 1) Polotsk (Vitebsk region) among cities with population over 50 000 people 2) Oshmiany (Grodno region) among cities with population less than 50 000 people.
Participants admitted necessity in 1) active support of economy liberalization processes and reforms in Belarus; 2) support of small, medium and big business and business environment in Belarus; 3) creation of conditions for input into Belarusian economy from doing business; 4) development of public-private partnership; 5) role of business-associations increase. Resolution of Assembly admitted draft of NBP-2011. All business-associations were invited to direct their representatives to editors council and coordination council on implementation of NBP-2011. All offers should be mentioned and text of NBP-2011 has to be printed until April 1, 2011 and placed on web-cites. Participants of Assembly addressed all business-associations to participate actively in advancement of NBP-2011 ideas, called to representatives of authorities pay attention to offers of NBP during creation of documents, directed to implementation of Decree #4 and economy liberalization. All entrepreneurs, heads and founders of enterprises were offered to:
1) make their proposals to Decree #4 implementation plan till March 15, 2011;
2) join business-associations.