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February 2, 2023

Business Environment Minister Petrescu: Prevention law tries to eliminate invasive control perception

The prevention law tries to eliminate the perception of invasive control, this being the first step towards the next stage, which is the trust stage, Minister for Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship Alexandru Petrescu stated on Tuesday at the forum regarding the “Start-Up Nation- Romania” Programme.

“The Prevention Law tries to eliminate the perception of invasive control. It tries to eliminate the individual who sits in front of your business door and says ‘Let’s see what we find today.’ This is what it tries to eliminate. I don’t claim that this law will bring a level of total peace and everybody from now on has to avoid or pass the compliance with the law on the second line of activity. This is not what it should happen. It’s a first step towards getting to the next stage, the one which is the trust between relevant players of Romanian business: the entrepreneur and the control authority,” Alexandru Peterscu explained.

According to him, the Prevention Law rests on two pillars. One is informing, this is why a year after the adoption of the law, all the ministries must transmit the pieces the information through the minimum general conformity conditions, these following to be uploaded on a website. Also there, information regarding the best practices of the control bodies can be found, so there will be an intuitive perception of uniformity regarding the act of control, the Minister added.

The second pillar in represented by the reasonability area, namely what are the conditions for which a business must be closed or a trader blocked, because, for instance, one doesn’t have the label of a product in accordance with what the representative of the control body considers.

The Minister added that in case there will be recommendations in respect to one of the contraventions included in the law annex, these will be taken over and redirected to the ministry that proposed them, and the ministry will have to re-substantiate or withdraw the contravention.

Petrescu mentioned he intends for the ministry he leads to take over the Public-Private Partnership Law from the Finance Ministry, these being laws without which the business environment cannot grow and investments cannot materialize.

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