02-08-2012 09:59 Belarus
SCC comments on president’s ordinance on control activities
The State Control Committee (SCC) has offered its commentary on the president’s #332 decree on control activities.
The document empowers the SCC to audit a newly-established entity, if the latter is reported to have made transactions with fake business companies.
Also, the document authorizes the SCC to perform technical and technological inspections “in areas of business, which pose health and life threats”.
The document defines the legal consequences of the verdict, which pronounces an inspection unlawful, and introduces responsibility for ordering unlawful inspections.
The president’s ordinance on control activities was official presented as a document, which introduces a less formal kind of inspections called “monitoring”.
To monitor entities, state control agencies will not have to interfere into business processes and audit financial records. If major lapses are revealed as a result of monitoring (threats to national security, people’s health, environment), state control agencies are authorized to suspend business activities of relevant enterprises.
The ordinance gives the green light to raids and unscheduled inspections on entities suspected of quasi-business activities.
The document becomes effective on October 1, 2012.