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The procedure for maintaining the Register of Seaports of Ukraine needs to be revised

22/ 01/ 2021
  The European Business Association addressed the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine with proposals to revise the draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers On Amendments to the Procedure for Maintaining the Register of Seaports of Ukraine, which was published on the Ministrys website on December 29. According to the EBA experts, the current version of the Procedure obliges port operators to provide excessive information to the administrator of the Register of Seaports - the Administration of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, namely: Information that can be obtained from other open state registers; Copies of agreements to which USPA is a party; Information concerning confidential port-security materials or unauthorized access to them; Permits or agreements not related to the information to be published in the Register; Information that may contain a trade secret. The EBA experts also consider it appropriate to provide in the draft resolution the possibility and procedure for making changes to the Register, as well as the mechanism for appealing the actions or inaction of the Administrator to avoid potential abuse or erroneous exclusion of information from the Register. Daria Sichkar. EBA Logistics Committee Manager. Business is convinced that the requirements of this Resolution regarding information provision can and should be optimized. Companies should not spend time preparing and providing data that is publicly available or already known to USPA. The same applies to irrelevant or confidential documents that do not contain useful information for the Registry Administrator. Such initiatives not only create unnecessary headaches for business but also run counter to the deregulation policy declared by the Ministry of Infrastructure and USPA. Therefore, the European Business Association has prepared a formal appeal to the Ministry of Infrastructure with a request to revise the text of the draft Resolution and remove the above provisions. Adoption of the document in the current version may create additional pressure on businesses and put the community in excessive dependence on the actions of USPA. It will be recalled that an identical document was already published on the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure in November. At that time, the Association also provided its comments on the text of the Resolution, which, however, were never taken into account. We hope that on this second attempt our comments will still be considered in the draft document.   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

The European Business Association addressed the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine with proposals to revise the draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On Amendments to the Procedure for Maintaining the Register of Seaports of Ukraine”, which was published on the Ministry’s website on December 29.

According to the EBA experts, the current version of the Procedure obliges port operators to provide excessive information to the administrator of the Register of Seaports – the Administration of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, namely:

  • Information that can be obtained from other open state registers;
  • Copies of agreements to which USPA is a party;
  • Information concerning confidential port-security materials or unauthorized access to them;
  • Permits or agreements not related to the information to be published in the Register;
  • Information that may contain a trade secret.

The EBA experts also consider it appropriate to provide in the draft resolution the possibility and procedure for making changes to the Register, as well as the mechanism for appealing the actions or inaction of the Administrator to avoid potential abuse or erroneous exclusion of information from the Register.

Daria Sichkar EBA Logistics Committee Manager
Business is convinced that the requirements of this Resolution regarding information provision can and should be optimized. Companies should not spend time preparing and providing data that is publicly available or already known to USPA. The same applies to irrelevant or confidential documents that do not contain useful information for the Registry Administrator. Such initiatives not only create unnecessary headaches for business but also run counter to the deregulation policy declared by the Ministry of Infrastructure and USPA.

Therefore, the European Business Association has prepared a formal appeal to the Ministry of Infrastructure with a request to revise the text of the draft Resolution and remove the above provisions. Adoption of the document in the current version may create additional pressure on businesses and put the community in excessive dependence on the actions of USPA.

It will be recalled that an identical document was already published on the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure in November. At that time, the Association also provided its comments on the text of the Resolution, which, however, were never taken into account. We hope that on this second attempt our comments will still be considered in the draft document.

 

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