At the recent Assembly of business circles it was reported that Belarus had prepared a draft decree on the optimization of business. The document envisages a moratorium on the increase of administrative procedures. In case a new procedure is introduced - two others should be repealed. A working group set up on the instructions of the Head of State Also is to make proposals on stimulating business activity. By the end of March the experts should achieve three objectives: reducing the administrative burden, the decriminalization of commercial risks and the adequacy of penalties for mistakes.