Retail, Consumer Electronics
The Parliament of Ukraine has not supported the adoption of draft laws to abolish the requirements for the use of cash registers
The EBA has consistently supported the need to de-shadow the economy of Ukraine, to create transparent, equal, and civilized conditions for doing business in Ukraine. One of the key elements of such a policy should be the introduction of the European practice of usage of cash registers (RRO) in trade.
At one time, the EBA experts were actively involved in the development and adoption of the so-called de-shadowing Laws №128-IX and №129-IX to introduce RRO in a smartphone, transparent business rules, and strengthening consumer protection.
Thus, law-abiding businesses have always opposed constant attempts to roll back the abovementioned reform, including those aimed at abolishing RRO in smartphones, the principle of gradually expanding the scope of RROs, or even eliminating the requirement to use cash registers to trade so-called risk groups, e.g. consumer electronics.
In particular, the EBA has prepared and sent a number of official letters to public authorities stating that law-abiding business does not support the adoption of draft laws №2338, №2338-1, №2453, №2644, №2645, №2645-1, №2665, № 3853-1, №3853-2, №3493, №4468 and №4490, which were used to roll back the reform to de-shadow the economy.
Therefore, we are grateful to the Members of Parliament of Ukraine for the fact that on September 23, 2021, during the extraordinary Parliamentary sitting, the draft laws N2645, N2645-d, N2645-1 were not supported, and the draft laws N3853, N3853-1, N3853- 2 were not included in the agenda. We are convinced that such a decision will have a positive impact not only on law-abiding companies but also on the state budget, as well as for improving the situation with consumer protection.
If you need additional information, please contact Viktoriia.Kulykova@eba.com.ua, Senior manager of EBA Consumer Electronics, Regulatory Affairs Committees.