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  • Electronic licences and permits: Government launches electronic licensing system, says Yuliia Svyrydenko
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 05 July 2024 18:09

    Entrepreneurs will be able to obtain licences and permits in electronic form. The Government made the decision to launch a pilot project to introduce the Unified State Electronic Licence System (eDozvil) at a meeting on 5 July.

    “We expect that eDozvil will simplify the work of entrepreneurs, reduce corruption risks and ultimately have a positive impact on economic development. At the first stage of the project, five services will be available to businesses. The list will be gradually expanded. This IT tool will allow entrepreneurs to submit documents online, renew or cancel licences, track progress in processing documents, pay for administrative services, and file complaints. The first service will be available at the end of July. The Government is working to create a business landscape in which entrepreneurs will spend a minimum of resources and time on obtaining permits,” said Yuliia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine.

    The pilot project envisages the digitalisation of the full cycle of licensing procedures. Entrepreneurs who join the project will be able to, in particular:

    • submit applications and relevant documents in electronic form for obtaining, renewing, suspending or cancelling licences, expanding or narrowing business activities, etc.;
    • inform about changes in the documents and information attached to the application;
    • create and submit declarations of compliance of the material and technical base with the requirements of the legislation on labour protection;
    • receive information on the status or results of consideration of electronic documents;
    • pay for the provision of administrative services;
    • complain about actions (inaction) of the licensing authority in violation of the licensing legislation.

    Applications and documents submitted to eDozvil will be automatically checked by the electronic system using a special algorithm. Based on the results of the verification, the system will determine the level of risk and select the type of electronic document registration procedure. If the risk is determined to be low, the registration will be carried out automatically. Otherwise, representatives of the relevant state authorities will be involved in the verification of the submitted information. They have to make a decision on the issuance of a licence within 10 days.

    Importantly, eDozvil will interact with electronic information and communication systems of government agencies, and services will be ordered through the Unified State Web Portal of Electronic Services. Thus, businesses will not be required to provide documents contained in these systems.

    At the first stage of the pilot project, the following services will be available:

    • a licence to carry out business activities in the field of tour operator activities;
    • a licence to carry out business activities in veterinary practice;
    • a licence to carry out business activities for the circulation of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors;
    • a licence to carry out educational activities at the level of preschool education;
    • a declaration of compliance of the material and technical base with the requirements of labour protection legislation.

    At the end of July, it will be possible to submit a declaration on labour protection via eDozvil. In September, the service for obtaining a veterinary licence will be launched. Other services are scheduled to be launched in October 2024.

    “The team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation is actively working on the implementation of digital services for business. We have recently launched the comprehensive e-Entrepreneur service, which allows one to start a new or expand an existing business. Obtaining a licence online is the next logical step, which greatly simplifies the interaction of entrepreneurs with the state. The service can be used in a few clicks on the Diia portal. The system will automatically check the documents, making the service more convenient and transparent,” said Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development and Minister of Digital Transformation.

    The eDozvil system is being developed and launched in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Transformation and is funded under Component 2 of the EU4DigitalUA international technical assistance project, implemented by FIIAPP and financed by the EU. Advisory support for the development of regulations for the system is provided by the EU4Business: SME Policies and Institutions Support (SMEPIS) project, implemented by Ecorys in a consortium with GIZ, BRDO and Civitta and funded by the EU. The creation of the Unified State Electronic Licence System is being implemented, in particular, in line with the Action Plan for the Implementation of the State Anti-Corruption Programme for 2023-2025 and is part of the Component I of the Plan for the Implementation of the Ukraine Facility.