: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Abromavicius announced adoption of decree on deregulation

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers will adopt a decree on deregulation removing corruption component for UAH billions during its meeting on Wednesday.
Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius announced the news.
“Today we adopt the decree, which had been approved by the committee concerning deregulation. The decree was worked out in cooperation with special associations and it will have a substantial economic effect. In monetary terms, it is billions of UAH of direct corruption component, which will go back to businesses,” Abromavicius said.
In particular, the decision provides for the abolition of compulsory quarantine certificates.
“There were a few companies that have received licenses to issue these certificates, which were obligatory even for transportation of goods within the region from one town to another. We believed that the quarantine zone is each district of Ukraine, but in the EU quarantine zone comprises the whole European Union. Of course, we will make it null and void and we will give back about UAH 1 billion to agricultural businesses or even more,” the minister said.
According to him, the issuance of phytosanitary certificates in the ports will be reduced from five to one day and it will also save businesses more than UAH 1 billion. The procedure for obtaining permits for plant protection products will be reduced from 60 to 10 days. Deregulation will be applied to certification of food products, monitoring of natural resources use and procedures for hiring foreigners.

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