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  • Minus certificate: Ministry of Economy systematically introduces IWGD decisions
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 17 April 2023 16:15

    The Ministry of Economy has cancelled another instrument of state regulation of economic activity. According to an order of the Ministry of Economy, the provision of a certificate from the database of scientific metrology centres, metrology centres and verification laboratories authorised to carry out verification of legally regulated measuring instruments has been abolished.

    Earlier, the Interagency Working Group on Deregulation (IWGD) reviewed and recommended the revocation of this instrument, which falls under the competence of the Ministry of Economy.

    "The cancellation of this document once again proves that the decisions of the Interagency Working Group on Deregulation are being implemented. Thus, we have created a transparent and effective mechanism for simplifying business and encourage everyone to use it. In its turn, the Ministry of Economy is not only a moderator, but also a leader of the process, implementing the recommendations of the Interagency Group as quickly as the relevant procedures allow," said Yuliia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Co-Chair of the IWG on Deregulation.

    The Order of the Ministry of Economy "On Amendments to the Procedure for Maintaining the Database of Scientific Metrology Centres, Metrology Centres and Verification Laboratories Authorised to Verify Legally Regulated Measuring Instruments in Operation" will increase the efficiency of public administration and civil service. Among other things, the abolition of the instrument deprives the Ministry of Economy of irrelevant functions and creates opportunities to optimise the Ministry's work.

    As a reminder, the Interagency Working Group on the Accelerated Review of State Regulation of Economic Activity was established by the Government on 13 January 2023. The working group includes representatives of the Ministries of Economy, Digital Transformation, Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, Justice, Finance, and the State Regulatory Service. Experts from the Better Regulation Delivery Office are also involved in the work of the IWG.

    The Ministry of Economy was the first Ministry to have its instruments analysed by the IWG. Based on the results of its work, the group recommended cancelling more than a third of the existing state regulatory instruments in the Ministry's area of competence.