The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the decision on the implementation of a pilot project for the sale of lots of unprocessed wood through the system of electronic auctions “Prozorro. Sales”. The project will run from April 2020 until April 2021. This will allow to curb corruption and reduce the illegal logging and sale of Ukrainian timber.
Moreover, the Government has agreed to introduce a single electronic register of Ukrainian timber. This will allow us to analyze the domestic consumption market and prevent the uncontrolled illegal logging of the Ukrainian forest. It is also a tool for combating the intransparent sale of timber and a means of strengthening the fight against corruption in the area of forestry permits.
“This decision is aimed to ensure that Ukrainian enterprises can legally and, most importantly, transparently purchase the required amount of timber for production in Ukraine. And that implies new jobs, added value from production and, most importantly, reduction of corruption,” Oleksiy Honcharuk comments.