What do a carrier who gets you to work, a dentist who filled your tooth and a veterinarian who cured your cat have in common? They all should obtain licenses to work in Ukraine.
The licensing is a separate maze of state regulation, full of complicated, illogical, meaningless and archaic requirements. Well, imagine that you are the owner of a security firm, paid for a license to a payment account of the State Treasury Service, want to work and pay taxes. You need to be prepared to carry with you some weird piece of paper, a payment document to confirm, otherwise they can suspend your license.
There are many such imperfections in today’s regulation. On average, one businessman spends 8,000 hryvnias to check licensing requirements, prepare a package of documents, etc. In future, these costs can grow at least twice. And there are over 160,000 such entrepreneurs in Ukraine.
The BRDO Office together with the Ministry of Economic Development and the SRS proposed to improve licensing procedures and develop amendments to the Law “On Licensing Types of Economic Activities”. This will save 960 million hryvnias a year. Our plan is simple:
prohibiting to require entrepreneurs’ documents confirming that they paid fees for the license and cancel the license if they did not pay;
suspending licenses in full or in part;
determining the renewal procedure for licenses that were suspended and the procedure for filing an appeal against such a decision, etc.
The rule we follow: if you can save time and money for businesses, it’s worth doing. We hope that the next deregulation Cabinet of Ministers will support this decision, and it will soon be in the parliament’s session hall.