BOC receives 145 appeals for two months of BOC helpline operation

During two months of the #BOС_helpline operation, the Business Ombudsman Council received 145 appeals, 83 of which were successfully processed. As part of the helpline, the Council provides free legal advice to businesses in resolving martial law related problems and violations of entrepreneurs’ legal rights by government agencies during war.
The instritution addresses a wide range of issues, including expanding the list of critical imports, moving businesses within the country and abroad, transporting cargo, reserving and mobilizing workers, finding business partners, legislative changes during martial law and withdrawal of Russian minority investors from companies operating in Ukraine.
The BOC team has already helped entrepreneurs appealed to helpline to:
✔️Import a mobile outpatient clinic of the Latvian representative office of the Ronald McDonald House Foundation to Ukraine
✔️Include seeders and unprocessed timber in the list of critical imports
✔️Return a truck previously stuck on the Polish-Ukrainian border to a Mariupol businessman
✔️Get a license to export chicken
✔️Make payment for imported fiber
✔️Reserve employees for a woodworking enterprise to continue its operation
✔️Relocate a production of hydraulic systems from Kharkiv to Ivano-Frankivsk region
✔️Register a new carmake of a truck for international transportation
At the same time, the BOC team provided legal advice to businesses on tax and customs issues, operation of state registers, reservation and mobilization of workers, moving businesses abroad, and recording/compensation of the war-caused losses.
The BOC helpline is an optimal tool for interaction with business in wartime, since entrepreneurs can turn to the Council without unnecessary bureaucracy, just by filling out a Google form: https://bit.ly/3hR2XBf
The applicant wil receive feedback no later than 48 hours after the request is sent. The Business Ombudsman Council operates independently, confidentially and free of charge.

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