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Frequently asked Questions

Is it possible to register a service rendering entity as a resident of FEZ “Vitebsk”?


It is possible, in the case of fulfillment of the requirements on SEZ established by the legislation.


How to become FEZ “Vitebsk” resident?


As a resident of the free economic zone we register legal entities established in the Republic of Belarus, or individual entrepreneurs of the Republic of Belarus with the location within the boundaries of the free economic zone "Vitebsk", that concluded a contract on terms of activity with the administration of the free economic zone.

To register as a resident of FEZ "Vitebsk" you must submit the following documents to the administration:


What preferences are granted to a resident of FEZ



What do we need in order to make use of the benefits?


The special legal regime providing for preferential conditions for business and investment is applied to legal persons duly registered as residents of FEZ "Vitebsk" in the following cases:
• sale of own products outward the Republic of Belarus;
• sale of own products to other residents of free economic zones of the Republic of Belarus.
FEZ residents must provide a separate accounting of revenue (income) expenses (costs),  amounts involved in determining the tax base for taxes, dues (duties) on the activity which is covered by the FEZ specific taxation.


To what activities the preferential taxation is not applied?


Particularities of the taxation in the FEZ established by the Tax Code of the Republic of Belarus shall not be applied to public catering, gambling business, organization and conducting of interactive electronic games, trading, trading-purchasing activity, securities transactions;


What activities are prohibited in the free economic zones?


Residents of free economic zone are prohibited to perform the following activities within the free economic zone:
• manufacture, storage, sale and repair of weapons, their parts and components, ammunition, weapons, explosive devices, as well as production, storage and sales of explosives;
• production, processing, storage, disposal, sale of radioactive and other hazardous materials;
• trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors;
• sowing, cultivation, processing, storage and sales of crops containing toxic substances; production of alcoholic beverages, with the exception of champagne, wines and beer; manufacture of tobacco products;
•production of securities, banknotes and coins, postage stamps; lottery activities;
• preparation and broadcasting of radio and TV programs, except technical maintenance of radio and television;

treatment of people suffering from diseases dangerous to human health;

treatment of animals with very dangerous diseases;
• activities related to the overseas employment of citizens of the Republic of Belarus, foreign citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in the Republic of Belarus.


The company is located in the territory of FEZ "Vitebsk" and is not a resident of the FEZ. Does it have any benefits and preferences?


The company situated in the territory of FEZ "Vitebsk" has the possibility to take advantage of privileges and preferences only if it implements the investment project and is registered as the FEZ "Vitebsk" resident.


Whether it is possible to register a company as the FEZ resident outside the territory of FEZ


Legislation on FEZ provides the principle of the territorial location of enterprises-residents. This means that a company can become a resident of the FEZ only if it is located on the territory of FEZ.


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