In accordance with the sub-paragraph 1.5 of the paragraph 1 of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus no 123 of March 8, 2009 "On Certain Measures to Stimulate Innovation Activity in the Republic of Belarus", high-tech goods include goods (works, services) produced (being produced, implemented) on the basis of new and high technologies, and (or) with the use of high-tech industries.
The findings of the classification of goods (works, services) as high-tech ones are issued on the basis of the state scientific-technical expertise issued by the State Committee on Science and Technology in the established order.
Enactment of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus no. 12 of December 18, 2008 "On the Procedure for Issuing Findings on the Classification of Goods (Works, Services) as High-Tech Ones".
In accordance with Article 21 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus no. 425-Z of July 10, 2012 "On the State Innovation Policy and Innovation Activities in the Republic of Belarus" for certain types of state support to the authorized state governing bodies in the field of the state regulation of innovation activities, a list of innovative products approved by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus is generated.
The list of products includes innovative products, in case they are competitive, created by using intellectual activity results subject to legal protection and have a higher technical and economic performance compared with other goods on a particular market segment.
The products that have minor changes in their appearance which do not improve their consumer properties, as well as non-essential technical changes which do not affect the parameters and consumer properties of goods compared with other similar products are not included in the list.
The procedure of forming the list of innovative products is determined by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in coordination with the President of the Republic of Belarus.