The First Vice-Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv and the Deputy Minister of Economic Development Maksim Nefyodov presented the concept along with the plans on deregulation reform at the National Council of Reforms.
“Today we focus on building the effective regulation. It is necessary to abandon the illusion that you can just abolish everything. We need to create a regulatory framework that, on the one hand, does not burden the business, but on the other hand, allows ensuring the necessary level of security and creating equal competitive positions,” Stepan Kubiv believes.
According to him, the efficient work with the Parliament should be the basis for building the effective regulation. “Today, there are 39 draft laws prepared as a part of the Deregulation Plan and the Doing Business Plan in the Verkhovna Rada. After the opening a new session, the Parliament should consider at least 5 deregulation laws per week. I ask the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy to organize the so-called economic units during each session week. Only in this case we will consider and adopt these 39 laws by the end of 2016,” he said.
Kubiv also said that the Ministry of Economic Development together with the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) started a comprehensive review of the regulatory framework. At this moment, there are working groups created at 4 ministries. The key objective of these working groups is to review existing regulations, identify the inefficient regulation and develop proposals on amendments.
Maksim Nefyodov emphasized the need for the state supervision (control) reform: “In spite of a significantly reduced number of inspections at enterprises in recent years, there are still too many inspections conducted. It is expected that more than 200,000 scheduled and unscheduled inspections will be conducted in 2016. However, the effectiveness of these inspections is very questionable. The business practice demonstrates that the result of almost every inspection is some payment, while the official statistics show that only 5% of inspections are resulted in official regulations. We have prepared a package of draft laws that should significantly change the situation in this area and turn inspections into service organizations.”
All proposals of the Ministry of Economic Development, including the concept of Effective Regulation were approved and priority laws proposed for consideration in the first weeks of the new session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine gained support.
Source: the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development