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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of May 25, 2000 No. 69-II

About guarantees of freedom of business activity

(as amended on 03-12-2020)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Main objectives of this Law

The main objectives of this Law are creation of guarantees and conditions for free participation and interest of citizens in business activity, increase in their business activity, and also protection of the rights and legitimate interests of subjects of business activity.

Article 2. Legislation on guarantees of freedom of business activity

The legislation on guarantees of freedom of business activity consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

This Law is applied to non-profit organizations in that part of their activities which in character is entrepreneurial.

The relations connected with guarantees and measures of protection of the rights of subjects of business activity - the companies with foreign investments, are regulated also by the legislation on guarantees and measures of protection of the rights of foreign investors.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about guarantees of freedom of business activity then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Concept of business activity

Business activity (entrepreneurship) are the initiative activities performed by subjects of business activity according to the legislation, directed to income acquisition (profits) on the risk and under the property responsibility.

Article 4. Subjects of business activity

Subjects of business activity (subjects of entrepreneurship) are the legal entities and physical persons which underwent state registration in accordance with the established procedure and performing business activity.

State bodies (except as specified, stipulated by the legislation), their officials, and also other persons who the legislation are forbidden to be engaged in business activity cannot be subjects of business activity.

Article 5. Small business entities

Small business entities are:

1) individual entrepreneurs;

2) microfirms with annual average number of the workers occupied in production industries - no more than twenty people, in the field of services and other non-productive industries - no more than ten people, in wholesale, retail trade and public catering - no more than five people;

3) small enterprises with annual average number of the workers occupied in industries:

the light, food industry and the industry of construction materials, stipulated by the legislation, - no more than two hundred people;

metal working and instrument making, the woodworking, furniture industry, and also the other industrial and production sphere, stipulated by the legislation, - no more than hundred people;

mechanical engineering, metallurgy, the fuel and energy and chemical industry, production and conversion of agricultural products, construction and the other industrial and production sphere, stipulated by the legislation, - no more than fifty people;

sciences, scientific servicing, transport, communication, service industry (except insurance companies), trade and public catering and other non-productive sphere - no more than twenty five people.

The annual average number of employees of small business entities is determined according to the procedure, established by the legislation. At the same time also the number of the workers accepted for part-time job, to works agreements and other agreements of civil nature, and also number working at the unitary enterprises, in representations and branches is considered.

The legal entities and physical persons performing several types of activity (multi-profile) treat small business entities by criteria of that type of activity which share is the greatest in annual volume of turnover.

Privileges and preferences, guarantees and the rights, stipulated by the legislation for small business entities, are applied by the subjects of entrepreneurship specified in part one of this Article without written appeal to authorized bodies and the organizations (bodies of the public Tax, Customs Service, bodies of the state statistics, banks, etc.).

The list of privileges and preferences, stipulated by the legislation for small business entities, is published and constantly updated in the Unified register of privileges and preferences for subjects of entrepreneurship on the Single portal of interactive state services of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The procedure for forming and permanent updating of the Unified register of privileges and preferences for subjects of entrepreneurship on the Single portal of interactive state services of the Republic of Uzbekistan is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In case of excess by microfirm and small enterprise of the established annual average number of workers they lose privileges, preferences, guarantees and the rights, stipulated by the legislation, for the period during which exceeding is allowed. This provision does not extend in cases when:

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