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  • Business deregulation: Government cancels the need to approve working hours of service companies
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 16 June 2023 16:12

    The Government has simplified business activities in the sphere of providing services to the public. In particular, it cancels the need for local authorities to approve the working hours of service companies and introduces a number of other changes to the Rules of Consumer Services. The relevant Resolution was approved at a session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on 16 June 2023.

    "The Government continues to pursue a consistent policy of deregulation of the Ukrainian business environment. We cancel documents that have lost their relevance, hinder the development of entrepreneurship and prevent investment in the Ukrainian economy. Our task is to create a business environment in which entrepreneurs will not waste their energy and time on unnecessary permits and will focus exclusively on the development of their businesses," said Yuliia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Economy of Ukraine.

    In particular, the Government Resolution cancels a number of regulatory norms that were approved back in 1994, and also changes some of the rights of entrepreneurs and requirements for business conditions in line with the needs of today. The new rules provide for the following changes:

    • the norm of provision on mandatory certification of services is excluded, as the state certification system ceased to exist in 2018;
    • the rights and obligations of contractors and consumers in the provision of household services are established;
    • service providers are entitled to independently establish the operating hours of service delivery facilities, except for facilities belonging to the communal property of the respective territorial communities, the operating hours of which are established by the executive bodies of village, town and city councils;
    • consumers are given the opportunity to pay for provided services in a non-cash form;
    • the requirement is introduced to serve consumers in the state language when providing services, or at the request of the consumer in another language acceptable to the parties;
    • some other features of the provision of certain types of consumer services are determined.