11/02/13 - Prensa Latina - Cuba Takes Steps for More Discipline in SelfEmployment
02 de noviembre de 2013, 11:13Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban
government announced today some measures to keep order, discipline, and
legality in the development of self-employment, a kind of non-state job
that has had a strong impetus in the country since October 2010.
Over the last three years, the number of people engaged in this form of
employment has increased, from 157,000 to more than 442,000, confirming the
validity of this option that creates jobs, and is a source of production
and services for the population, states a note from the Executive Committee
of the Council of Ministers published in Granma newspaper.
The daily remembers that the Official Gazette of the Republic published on
Sept. 26 many regulations on self-employment, which require the granting of
licenses in 18 additional activities and regulate the scope of the rest of
them, to prevent indiscipline and illegalities.
In order to further clarify self-employed workers the provisions of these
regulations, officials have been informing them individually the content of
the activity they carry out, the text says.
Thus, the illegality of imported retailing goods or the resale of those
acquired in the state business network have been ratified, the document
The newspaper indicates that the Executive Committee of the Council of
Ministers established December 31 this year as a deadline for those who
acting as Dressmaker or Tailor, and Producer Seller of home use articles,
liquidate their inventories of the products of this kind before mentioned.
Cuban officials stated that these measures are necessary corrections for
further ordering this form of management, combating impunity, enforcing the
law, and protecting self-employed workers, which the vast majority complies
with the established regulations.
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