AIM and CPR MOLDOVA in dialogue with entrepreneurs from Soroca

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On October 25, AIM and CPR Moldova
organized a dialogue with representatives of the
business environment in Soroca.

The purpose of the discussion was to identify
problems that would impede a normal
development of the business environment. Thus,
the problems mentioned were regarding fiscal
controls, abusive fines that are applied to them
and the impediments created by the state and its
institutions, which instead of encouraging the
business environment, actually create artificial
impediments.

One thing specific to the city was the problem of
the environment, namely the lack of a treatment
plant.
These are some of the biggest problems stated
by entrepreneurs:

1. The abusive controls by the authorities.
2. The lack of qualified human resources
caused by the emigration of citizens and the
lack of public policies for their return, non-
qualitative training in vocational schools, the
existence of unemployment benefit, which
encourages the passivity of working citizens.
3. This was also stated in the discussion with
the entrepreneurs from Balti.
4. High taxes, lack of mechanisms to support
companies and the need to create
privileges, including financial (or exemption)
for any newly created job.
5. The obligation to return the VAT for all the
goods purchased during the period when
they were VAT payers, in the event of
changing the status of a a LTD from the VAT
payer to the VAT non-payer.
6. This phenomenon can easily create the
failure of the economic agent to pay, which
resulted in a bankruptcy case.
7. Obligation to obtain certificates of
professional competence, certificates on
labour protection, etc. which involve additional
costs for entrepreneurs, but are often acts
only obtained for checkboxes.
8. Frequent change of the Labeling Law. This
involves unprogrammed additional costs,
and at the state level, there is no mechanism
to offset these costs.
9. The lack of a wastewater treatment plant
and the discharge of all waste into the river
waters of the Dniester River, which can lead
to an ecological catastrophe and endanger,
including, the business environment.

The representatives of the business
environment, were concerned about these
problems and the organized discussion offered
the opportunity for the economic agents to share
their experiences and come up with proposals to
change the old and useless rules to create a
favourable environment for the development of
the business.

Disclaimer: The Development of Small and
Medium Business in the Regions ”is

implemented by CPR Moldova, in partnership
with the Alliance of Small and Medium
Enterprises. Meetings with the business
environment, are organized within the project
" Instigating to order: the community against
corruption" implemented by CPR Moldova with
the financial support of the Soros-Moldova
Foundation and Open Society Foundations. The
views expressed in this material do not
necessarily reflect the donor's position.

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