Bills aimed at improving the efficiency of the post office have been registered with the Verkhovna Rada. These are bills № 4353 “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Postal Services” and № 4354 “On Amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses regarding Strengthening Liability in the Field of Postal Services”.
The bills were developed by MPs - members of the Committee on Transport and Infrastructure with the active participation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and JSC "Ukrposhta".
The current Law on Postal Services was adopted in 2002 and is now obsolete. The bills registered in the Verkhovna Rada, apart from regulating a number of issues related to the provision of modern and affordable postal services to the population, are also very important for Ukraine in the field of European integration. They are harmonized with EU norms and are designed to ensure the implementation of the Association Agreement. Among the key prospects the bills open up are the introduction of the electronic stamp, the fight against smuggling and a number of innovations that will significantly modernize the postal service in Ukraine and modernize the postal infrastructure," said Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii.
In turn, Ukrposhta General Director Ihor Smilyansky noted that the adoption of a new version of the law on postal services will allow for the introduction of a new format of delivery to mailboxes, stimulate their large-scale renewal and improve the quality of postal services in general. “In the next few years after the adoption of the law, we forecast the renewal of 50% of city subscriber boxes. In addition to the convenience of services, all these measures together will protect our customers and employees for the period of the pandemic, because it is much safer to avoid contacts visiting the office for shipments or with the postman. We are grateful to the members of the Committee on Transport and Infrastructure, as well as all the deputies who initiated and worked on the bills," stressed Ihor Smilyansky.