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Ease of Doing Business in

Serbia

Serbia Download Profile (1742.2KB, pdf)
Region Europe & Central Asia
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 7,098,247
GNI Per Capita (US$) 5,500
City covered Belgrade

190

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DB 2017 Rank

1

100

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 47 54 up
7
72.29 69.58 down
2.71
Starting a Business 47 62 up
15
91.67 88.94 up
2.73
Dealing with Construction Permits 36 152 up
116
76.30 56.89 up
19.41
Getting Electricity 92 73 down
19
69.93 72.39 down
2.46
Registering Property 56 72 up
16
71.31 66.95 up
4.36
Getting Credit 44 42 down
2
65.00 65.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 70 69 down
1
56.67 56.67
-
Paying Taxes 78 98 up
20
74.36 69.90 up
4.46
Trading across Borders 23 24 up
1
96.64 96.64
-
Enforcing Contracts 61 53 down
8
61.41 63.96 down
2.55
Resolving Insolvency 47 48 up
1
59.66 58.52 up
1.14

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

DB 2017 Rank:

36

DB 2016 Rank:

152

Change in Rank:

up116

DB 2017 DTF (% points):

76.30

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

56.89

Change in DTF (% points):

up19.41

STANDARDIZED WAREHOUSE
Estimated value of warehouse RSD 26,595,345
City Belgrade
Indicator Serbia Europe & Central Asia OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 12 15.1 12.1
Time (days) info_outline 156 160.7 152.1
Cost (% of warehouse value) info_outline 3.2 4.2 1.6
Building quality control index (0-15) info_outline 13 11.3 11.3
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Request and obtain location conditions from the Secretariat of Urban Planning and Construction of the City of Belgrade

    Agency: Secretariat for Urban Planning and Construction of the City of Belgrade

    BuildCo applies for the Location conditions through the ePermit system to the City of Belgrade Secretariat for Urban Planning and Construction. The concept design/plan and proof of payment of administrative fees must also be attached.

    The Municipal One Stop Shop is required to obtain copies of the plan of the parcel and its installations from the Republic Geodetic Authority, check the size of the parcel on the web site of the Republic Geodetic Authority, check the zoning requirements for the parcel and obtain all system operators' (waterworks, sewerage, power company) technical conditions for the project.

    After checking the zoning requirements, and based on the documentation obtained from the Republic Geodetic Authority and system operators' technical conditions, the permitting authority issues the Location Conditions as an eDocument and makes it publicly available at the City of Belgrade website.

    33 days RSD 58,478
    2

    Request and obtain technical control of the main project

    Agency: Licensed Company

    A duly licensed company other than the one that designed the main building plans must verify whether the main construction project is in accordance with the law and with the technical standards, and whether it has all necessary clearances described in the previous procedures. The main construction project must be certified and stamped to that effect.

    10 days RSD 92,071
    3

    Request and obtain building permit

    Agency: Secretariat for Urban Planning and Construction of the City of Belgrade

    The new Rulebook on Electronic One Stop Shops, implemented in December 2015 made it mandatory to request a building permit online through the epermitting system. The following documents must be provided:
    • building permit plan (project design),
    • technical control of the building permit plan by a licenses engineer
    • proofs of payment of administrative fees for the eSystem
    • Payment for the City of Belgrade for filling and processing a request

    The permitting authority checks the building permit plan with the zoning requirements and previously issued Location Conditions. There is are no issues, the building plan will request the proof of ownership via the ePermits system

    11 days RSD 5,500
    4

    Notify the Ministry of Labor of commencement of works

    Agency: Ministry of Labor

    According to Article 18 of the Law on workplace safety and health , BuildCo must notify the Ministry of Labor of the commencement of work in person. This notification is done prior to start of construction work.

    1 day
    5

    Notify and obtain approval for commencement of works from the Secretariat for Urbanism and Construction Affairs

    Agency: Secretariat for Urban Planning and Construction of the City of Belgrade

    The start of construction activities must be reported to the Municipality at least 8 days before commencement. The notification must be accompanied by all necessary documentation described in the previous procedures, including the main construction project design and description of the equipment to be used which must be certified by the municipality within 8 days of submission. After this certification has been obtained, construction may commence. It is also processed through the ePermit system.

    1 day RSD 1,100
    6

    Request and obtain approval of the design from the Fire Department.

    Agency: Fire Department

    According to 10 of the Law on Fire prevention, BuildCo must obtain an approval from the fire department. This approval is done after the building permit is obtained but before the occupancy permit is delivered.

    45 days no charge
    7

    Hire independent expert supervisor for construction works

    Agency: Independent Expert Supervisor

    Expert supervision of the construction must be provided during the entire period of construction by a licensed independent engineer. This person cannot be affiliated with BuildCo. The expert supervisor visits the site once a week on average.

    1 day RSD 455,000
    8

    Notify about the completion of foundation works and request inspection

    Agency: Secretariat for Urban Planning and Construction of the City of Belgrade

    According to Article 152 of the Law on Construction and Planning, BuildCo must notify the Secretariat for Urbanism and Construction Affairs of the City of Belgrade (competent authority) about the completion of foundation works. The Secretariat shall, within three days of the receipt of the notification, notify the Inspection Authority, which has to conduct the inspection within 3 business days.

    7 days RSD 800
    9

    Receive inspection of foundation works

    Agency: The Secretariat for Inspection of the City of Belgrade - Department for Construction and Urban Planning Inspection

    1 day no charge
    10

    Request and obtain water and sewerage connection

    Agency: JP Vodovod-Kanalizacija d.o.o

    18 days RSD 111,929
    11

    Request final technical examination of the building by a certified independent engineer

    Agency: Certified Independent firm

    Prior to the new law from 2015, this inspection was conducted by the Municipality. Now it is conducted by an independent expert. After the inspection, the expert writes the recommendations to the Municipality and based on those recommendations, the Municipality will issue the usage permit.

    1 day RSD 40,000
    12

    Obtain usage permit and register the building with the Geodetic Authority

    Agency: Secretariat for Urban Planning and Construction of the City of Belgrade

    BuildCo must submit a formal request along with the building and the usage permit to register the building at the Republic Geodesy Institute. Article 125 of the Law on Planning and Construction provides for a time limit of 7 days for this permit to be issued following the issuance of technical examination. However, there is no time-limit for the Commission to perform the technical examination. In practice, it may take up to 6 months for the Commission to convene and issue its decision.

    27 days RSD 85,470

  • Measure of quality
    Answer Score
    Building quality control index (0-15) 13.0
    Quality of building regulations index (0-2) 1.0
    How accessible are building laws and regulations in your economy? (0-1) Available online; Free of charge. 1.0
    Which requirements for obtaining a building permit are clearly specified in the building regulations or on any accessible website, brochure or pamphlet? (0-1) List of required documents; Required preapprovals. 0.0
    Quality control before construction index (0-1) 1.0
    Which third-party entities are required by law to verify that the building plans are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-1) Licensed architect; Licensed engineer; Private firm. 1.0
    Quality control during construction index (0-3) 2.0
    What types of inspections (if any) are required by law to be carried out during construction? (0-2) Inspections by external engineer or firm; Inspections at various phases. 1.0
    Do legally mandated inspections occur in practice during construction? (0-1) Mandatory inspections are always done in practice. 1.0
    Quality control after construction index (0-3) 3.0
    Is there a final inspection required by law to verify that the building was built in accordance with the approved plans and regulations? (0-2) Yes, final inspection is done by government agency; Yes, external engineer submits report for final inspection. 2.0
    Do legally mandated final inspections occur in practice? (0-1) Final inspection always occurs in practice. 1.0
    Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2) 2.0
    Which parties (if any) are held liable by law for structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability or Decennial Liability)? (0-1)  Architect or engineer; Construction company. 1.0
    Which parties (if any) are required by law to obtain an insurance policy to cover possible structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability Insurance or Decennial Insurance)? (0-1) Architect or engineer; Professional in charge of the supervision; Construction company. 1.0
    Professional certifications index (0-4) 4.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional responsible for verifying that the architectural plans or drawings are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-2) Minimum number of years of experience; University degree in architecture or engineering; Being a registered architect or engineer; Passing a certification exam. 2.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional who supervises the construction on the ground? (0-2) Minimum number of years of experience; University degree in engineering, construction or construction management; Being a registered architect or engineer; Passing a certification exam. 2.0