Yanukovych Asks Rada to Abolish Licensing of Automobile Production

tavriaPresident of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has proposed that the parliament exclude production of automobiles and buses from the list of operations that are subject to licensing.

Yanukovych made the proposal in the draft law No. 6696 entitled “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts regarding Limitation of State regulation of Business Operations,” which was registered in the parliament on July 9.

Yanukovych also proposes that the parliament exclude the following from the list of operations that are subject to licensing: prospecting for, exploration for, and mining of mineral resources; production of precious metals and precious stones and trading in them; production of plant growth regulators (agricultural chemicals and pesticides); production of pedigree (genetic) resources; production of chemical sources of current; storage and production of liquid fuel from bio-gas; design, servicing, and construction of systems for extracting methane from coal deposits and modernization of the existing ones.

In addition, the draft law provides for excluding the following from the list of operations that are subject to licensing: topographic, geodesic, and cartographic work; delivery of postal (money) orders, letters, postcards, parcels, and packages weighing up to 30 kilograms; operation of tourist agencies; health, fitness, and sports operations; the operations of bonded carriers.

The others are development, production, and use of cryptographic systems and holographic protection systems, and other systems for technical protection of information; disinfection, disinfestations, and crop dusting operations; design, construction, and reconstruction of melioration systems.

In the explanatory note to the draft law, Yanukovych stressed that most of the types of operations that are subject to licensing are simultaneously regulated by large numbers of standards, permits, certificates, and technical conditions, thus raising question about the need to license them.

At the same time, Yanukovych said it was necessary to continue licensing operations that protect the security of the state, the environment, as well as the lives and health of people.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, parliamentary deputies Natalia Korolevska (the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc faction), Iryna Akimova, Mykhailo Chechetov (both of the Party of the Regions faction), Roman Zvarych, and Ksenia Liapina (both of the Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense bloc) proposed in March that the parliament exclude production of automobiles and buses the list of operations that are subject to licensing, along with most of the other types of operations listed in Yanukovych’s draft law.

The parliament approved the first reading of this draft law on May 18 after excluding all types of operation, excluding foreign trade operations, from it at the request of the Finance Ministry.

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