Entered into force the law on three-year “regulatory holidays” for small business

Moscow. January 2. The law, which introduces “regulatory holidays” for small businesses, entered into force on 1 January.

The document was adopted by the state Duma, the Federation Council approved and signed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin in July. The law establishes a ban for three years for conducting bodies of state control (supervision) and municipal control scheduled inspections in respect of small business.

Input prohibition does not apply to persons who during the three previous years had committed gross violations of Russian legislation in a specific area.

In addition, this prohibition does not apply to the types of state control (supervision) carried out in relation to activities of business entities associated with increased danger to life and health of people, the environment and other legally protected values. In particular, under the moratorium does not cover the activities in the field of health, education, social sphere, in the sphere of heat supply and electric power, control in the field of industrial safety and fire control in respect of facilities of I or II class of hazard, in the field of safety of hydraulic structures, in the field of radiation safety and protection of state secrets.

The Federal law envisages the introduction of a risk-based approach when implementing the state control (supervision) and municipal control, and also installed the principles on the use of this approach.

To date scheduled inspections accounted for about 40% of their total number.

The signed law will significantly reduce the administrative burden on small business, stated to journalists by the head of the RF CCI Sergey Katyrin.