06 May 2011, Friday, 16:45

For the first time presidential decree will be signed after public discussion

author: Galya Nabieva

The decree of the President RB will be offered for wide discussion. The bill is aimed at the removal of the administrative barriers, hampering development of business undertaking development in the Republic and the site of “Public electronic newspaper (www.i-gazeta.com) will become the technical site for such discussion.

“For the first time in the history RB such document as the presidential decree is prepared for signing in the mode of public open discussion” – the press-secretary of the President RB Artem Valiev said – “But in order to make the decision on such document as removal of bureaucratic obstacles, hampering development of small business, we have to gather as much participants of such discussion as possible. In the first turn we have to listen to the business, ready to invest their means, talents and time in development of economic development RB.

The chairman of business and tourism committee RB Ruslan Kizkieev has shared the details concerning the content of the project with the news agency “Bashinform”.

“The main goal of the law is to let small and medium business in the still closed markets of goods and services” — he explained – “And these markets are closed today because of the administrative barriers”. The main barriers are erected on the municipal level. At present time small business has to compete with the municipal unitary enterprises, though according to the administrative reform and in those spheres, where business feels itself quite well, there is no need for the state to open its own enterprises. But today both municipal and state enterprises work in the competitive markets. The state thereby spends budget means inefficiently for support of its own business system. This is everyday practice. In order to change this situation the Government RF has issued the decree, according to which the conditions for internal and external investors have to be made. But the administrative barriers again stand on the way.

The federal commission has been established on the federal level, responsible for development of small and medium business, headed by the first deputy Chairman of the Russian Government Igor Shuvalov. Now the necessity to open such structure on the Republican level arises.

Per se we aren’t going to offer new ideas” – Ruslan Kinzikeev said – “In the rest of the world it is already done long ago. For example, such system successfully works in the USA”. In his opinion development of small and medium in Bashkiria runs along the US way. The state business and tourism committee RB was studying the experience of Small Business Administration under the US Congress and this structure has the elements of micro-financing. We have also such center here. The elements of state support, co-financing and the system of insurance fund are present abroad. In the Republic the Fund for business undertakings support carries out this function, also having its own fund.

“In Bashkortostan we still have to build up one system – the mechanism for protection of business, when every concrete violation of bureaucrats is discussed and liquidated.

Such system is still absent in Russia. “We will be able to solve regional and municipal problems and this document has to be aimed at protection from judicial scrutiny, because while a businessman tries to prove the infringement of his rights in the court, his business rolls down. “If we manage to use these measures in reality, we will become the first region in the country, able to create the obstacles on the way of our bureaucracy”.