Ease of Doing Business in


Belarus Download Profile (1764.2KB, pdf)
Region Europe & Central Asia
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 9,513,000
GNI Per Capita (US$) 6,460
City covered Minsk



DB 2017 Rank



DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 37 50 up
74.13 70.89 down
Starting a Business 31 30 down
92.91 92.87 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 28 25 down
78.32 78.31 up
Getting Electricity 24 74 up
86.01 72.20 up
Registering Property 5 7 up
92.19 90.53 up
Getting Credit 101 109 up
45.00 40.00 up
Protecting Minority Investors 42 62 up
63.33 58.33 up
Paying Taxes 99 95 down
70.40 70.70 down
Trading across Borders 30 30
93.71 93.71
Enforcing Contracts 27 28 up
70.36 70.36
Resolving Insolvency 69 95 up
49.08 41.86 up

Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

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Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 23.8
Name of utility Minsk Cable Grid Company
City Minsk
Indicator Belarus Europe & Central Asia OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 4 5.6 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 105 112.3 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 119.3 375.5 62.5
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) info_outline 8 5.2 7.5
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

    Submit application for connection

    Agency: Minsk Cable Grid Company

    Customer submits an application for connection contract to the Service center of Minsk Cable Grid Company, along with all necessary documents (copy of the building permit, an estimate of the required capacity for connection and a location map of the location of the warehouse). The application can be submitted in person, mailed by post or emailed. The application form is available on company website: http://www.belenergo.by/tp/service-one-docs.html

    1 calendar day BYR 0

    Sign contract for connection

    Agency: Minsk Cable Grid Company

    The Utility (Minsk Cable Grid Company) sends to the customer by post the technical connection contract with the signing date and time, within 15 calendar days after receiving the application.
    The contract contains:
    - cost of the technological connection, according to the Min Economy decision N84,
    - time required for technological connection, that takes into account the time needed for preparation of electric equipment and electrical distribution panel of the customer for electricity supply.
    In case if the distribution line is not longer than 0.5 km, the time should not exceed 100 days.

    15 calendar days BYR 0

    Implementation of external connection works

    Agency: Minsk Cable Grid Company

    The Utility implements the external connection works after the contract was signed. The works include the design of project documentation, construction of distribution line and connection of the customer's electric equipment to the grid, along with preparation of all necessary documents (electric equipment inspection certificate, certificate of ownership of networks).
    The excavation permit for conducting the external connection works is obtained by the utility and the time of procedure includes also time required for obtaining it (5 days).

    88 calendar days BYR 104,040,100

    Sign the supply contract and energizing

    Agency: Minsk Cable Grid Company

    The Utility provides the supply contract to the customer and the energizing takes place in not more than 1 business day after signing, given that the connection cost was fully paid.

    1 calendar day BYR 0

  • Measure of quality
    Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
    Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3)
    System average interruption duration index (SAIDI) 0.21
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 0.02
    Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1)
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to monitor outages? Yes
    Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1)
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to restore service? Yes
    Regulatory monitoring (0-1)
    Does a regulator—that is, an entity separate from the utility—monitor the utility’s performance on reliability of supply? Yes
    Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1)
    Does the utility either pay compensation to customers or face fines by the regulator (or both) if outages exceed a certain cap? Yes
    Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1)
    Are effective tariffs available online? Yes
    Link to the website, if available online http://www.minenergo.gov.by/ru/tarif
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 23.8


    If the duration and frequency of outages is 100 or less, the economy is eligible to score on the Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index.

    If the duration and frequency of outages is not available, or is over 100, the economy is not eligible to score on the index.