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The Business Ombudsman Council provides recommendations to state bodies on the basis of individual cases and in accordance with published systemic reports. Here we have collected information on the implementation status of systemic recommendations only.

Report name
Issued recommendations
Execution status

Systemic report “Big challenges for small business”

To qualitatively review and initiate amendments to the legislation by providing flexible forms of work organization and regime, including part-time employment, working in shifts, work time logging, weekends and holidays, remote work, etc.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Other CEBs

Implemented

As regards the proportionality of employer's liability for violations of the labor legislation — to review sizes of fines, taking into account the nature, degree of offenses committed and an employer’s degree of guilt, and to provide for the possibility of applying warnings for minor or first-time offenses and/or granting employers a grace period for their elimination without an obligation to pay respective fines

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Other CEBs

Implemented

Systemic report "Control over controllers: status of control bodies reform implementation"

To set a clear timetable for control bodies to introduce a risk-oriented approach to the exercise of control, namely:-To develop or to align the criteria for assessing the risk of business activity and determining the frequency of scheduled inspections;-To develop or to align the standard forms of reports to be prepared following scheduled (unscheduled) control measures, which would include comprehensive checklists depending on the risk level.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Implemented

Systemic report "Combatting raidership: current state and recommendations"

To prepare and approve the protocol determining the structure and format of the information files to be transferred and accepted through information interaction of information systems of the State Registry of Real Rights Over Immovable Property and the State Land Cadastre according to Clause 10 of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No.509, dated 12 July 2017. The respective technical protocol, inter alia, shall aim at creating technical opportunities for providing the state cadastral registrars with the information about the registered real rights over immovable property by granting direct access to the State Registry of Real Rights Over Immovable Property and entering data about owners and/or users of the land plot in the data recorded with the State Land Cadastre.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Ministry of Justice
State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre

Implemented
— comments: Informational interaction became fully operational starting from mid-November, 2017.From the practical standpoint, it means, in particular, that now cadastral registrars are finally technically able to access information on ownership or lease of a particular land plot through direct access to the Register of Rights. In addition, when the state registrar makes certain changes to the Register of Rights, the data of the relevant land plot is being automatically synchronized with the Land Cadastre

Systemic report "Challenges for government and business in dealing with local government"

The CEBs that were managing educational, cultural, research and medical institutions and organizations, should be required, in the process of transferring such properties to UTCs:To prepare a list of current liabilities related to assets on their balance and inform the unified territorial community about all such liabilities;To notify enterprises with whom service and other contracts have been made on behalf of such CEBs and institutions about their transfer to UTC ownership.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Implemented
— comments: The Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Residential Services conducted an analysis of the of educational, cultural, social protection, physical education and sports establishments functioning in the United Territorial Community for the development of common approaches to creating typical models of a single educational, cultural, physical culture, sports and social environment in different types of basic level administrative and territorial units

Systemic report "Challenges and problems in the sphere of competition protection and oversight"

To ensure that pending secondary legislation is both available and adequate from both procedural and substantial standpoint. In particular, to ensure compliance with Article 6 of the State Aid Law, the CMU shall adopt:a) Resolutions on provision of state aid in specific areas (i.e., regional development; support of small and medium business development; employees’ professional development; reorganization and restructuring of undertakings; development of certain branches of economy, etc.).

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

Implemented
— comments: Nowadays, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the majority of the Criteria for the admissibility of state aid:1) Criteria for assessment the admissibility of state aid to business entities for the training of employees (Resolution of the CMU dated 11 January 2018 No.11);2) Criteria for assessment the admissibility of state aid to business entities for the employment of certain categories of employees (Resolution of the CMU dated 31 January 2018 No.33); 3) Criteria for assessment the admissibility of state aid for restoring solvency and restructuring of business entities (Resolution of the CMU dated 31 January 2018 No.36);4) Criteria for assessment the admissibility of state aid to business entities to ensure the development of regions and support of medium and small businesses (Resolution of the CMU dated 7 February 2018); 5) Criteria for assessment the admissibility of state aid to business entities for carrying out scientific research, technical development and innovation activities (Resolution of the CMU dated 2 June 2018).Currently, the Criteria for the admissibility of state aid for the protection of the environment and for supporting coal industry are being drafted.
Procedure for illicit state aid's recovery.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

Implemented
— comments: The CMU Resolution No.468 dated 4 July 2017.

Systemic report "problems with cross-border trading in Ukraine"

To draft and adopt the new edition of the Law “On Foreign Economic Activities” to reflect modern trade regulation trends and WTO commitments, and to cover all necessary provisions of EU acquis communautaire, in particular: To bring the law fully in line with WTO agreements and EU requirements, which should increase access to global markets: (a) simplifying formalities and procedures; (b) harmonizing applicable laws and regulations; (c) applying international agreements; and, (d) making a commitment to regulatory cooperation. To change the regulations for foreign trade, export/import licenses and protection measures in accordance with WTO rules and regulations. For instance, licenses should be required only for the import or export of goods that effect public security, the life and health of individuals, animals and plants and so on, in accordance with the definitions used by the EU. Based on stakeholder consultations, to reduce (a) the number of cross-border trade operations subject to licensing and (b) the number of commodity groups subject to restrictions or limitations as to export or import. To implement methods for export-import quota administration according to best practices and WTO recommendations: First-Come, First-Served; Auction Quota Rights; Give Away Quota Rights.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine

Implemented
— comments: The licensing of export, import of goods, which is carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Law of Ukraine "On Foreign Economic Activity", complies with the WTO norms, in particular, the Agreement on Import Licensing (WTO), is regulated by Articles 8, 11-14, 20-21 GATT 1994.
To repeal CMU Resolution No.724 dated 16 September 2015, by which the State Customs is empowered to apply indicative benchmarks to import customs value arbitrarily.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Implemented
— comments: The CMU Resolution No.724 dated 16 September 2015, was declared invalid by the CMU Resolution No.686 dated 5 October 2016.