Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 15, 2011—IFC,
a member of the World Bank Group, and Tajikistan this week are launching
a website to help businesses get information on licensing procedures, a
move that will streamline the issuance process of permits and licenses
and support private sector development.
Tajikistan’s State Committee on Investment
and State Property Management developed the Single Electronic Registry
of Tajikistan, which for now provides information on licensing procedures.
Upon adoption of the Law on Permits, expected by May 2011, the website
will give detailed information on business licenses and permits, including
rules and requirements, costs, application forms, templates, and contact
details for the relevant regulatory authorities. The registry will be available
in Tajik, Russian, and English.
“The online registry will benefit entrepreneurs
by helping reduce time and costs associated with license and permit compliance,”
said Saidov Davlatali, Chairman of the State Committee on Investment and
State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The Single Electronic Registry will
be the first, comprehensive source of information and materials on business
licenses and permits required for doing business in Tajikistan, and it
will help all businesses understand and comply with regulatory requirements
Christopher Miller, IFC Country Officer
for Tajikistan, said, “IFC is committed to supporting the government’s
efforts in ongoing regulatory reform to increase access to information,
establish a new legal basis for introducing business permits, and streamline
the process for doing business in Tajikistan.”
This initiative is part of the IFC’s
Business Enabling Environment Project funded by Switzerland through the
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the United Kingdom’s Department
for International Development. The project aims to improve the business
environment in Tajikistan by removing key regulatory barriers to business
entry and operations.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group,
is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector
in developing countries. We create opportunity for people to escape poverty
and improve their lives. We do so by providing financing to help businesses
employ more people and supply essential services, by mobilizing capital
from others, and by delivering advisory services to ensure sustainable
development. In a time of global economic uncertainty, our new investments
climbed to a record $18 billion in fiscal 2010. For more information, visit
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To learn more about SECO’s work in
Tajikistan, visit www.swisscoop.tj.