On April 2, 2015, the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus adopted the Draft Law “On Amendments and Addenda to Some Laws of the Republic of Belarus on Exchange Trade” in the first reading. Prior to the vote, Valentin Chekanov, Minister of Trade of the Republic of Belarus, addressed the MPs with a speech justifying the adoption of the above Draft Law. Arkady Salikov, Chairman of the BUCE Board, and Nikolai Tarasov, Head of BUCE Legal Department, attended the parliamentary session as well.

The Draft law is designed to ensure more effective legal regulation of exchange trade, exclude outdated regulations, fill the gaps in the Law “On Commodity Exchanges” and adjust some of its provisions taking into account the current law enforcement practice.