The State Food and Consumer Service explained the rules for obtaining the sanitary-epidemiological conclusions
Martial law and hostilities on the territory of Ukraine have significantly complicated and sometimes made it impossible for entrepreneurs to obtain certain permits. These are, for example, the conclusions of the state sanitary-epidemiological examination, the receipt of which was a prerequisite for the sale of many types of goods, including such essentials as hygiene, baby food, detergents, cosmetics, certain foods, appliances, etc.
In recent months, public authorities have taken certain decisions to simplify the conditions for doing business. Thus, a declarative principle was provided for the obtainment of permits. Meanwhile, business representatives were not sure whether this simplification would apply to the conclusions, how it would be interpreted by the relevant government agency, and so on. Besides, the issue remains regarding the extension of the validity of conclusions that have recently expired or will expire shortly.
Therefore, the European Business Association has made an official request to the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection with a request to clarify the receipt and validity of the conclusions.
This week, the EBA received an official letter from the State Food and Consumer Service stating that business entities can carry out economic activities under martial law on a declarative basis by submitting a declaration of economic activity to the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine without obtaining Conclusions. Also, the State Food and Consumer Service confirmed that the validity of permits, including conclusions, is automatically extended for the period of martial law.
The European Business Association is grateful for the clarification provided. We hope for further constructive cooperation in creating favourable conditions (during and after the war) for businesses to work, provide the population with important goods and the state with tax revenues.