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The government introduces new e-services for business 

04/ 06/ 2020

Yesterday, June 3, the Government approved two decisions that expand the possibilities of electronic interaction for business and are intended to facilitate the operational activities of companies.

First is the decision to introduce electronic workbooks. The Cabinet of Ministers supported the draft law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning the Electronic Employment Records, which implies the elimination of paper workbooks. The pension for citizens will be accrued automatically by age – through a personal electronic account.

An employee may request to keep the use of a paper workbook. At such a request, the employer may continue to enter data on the employee’s work experience both in the paper book and in electronic employment records. If the employee wishes to have just electronic employment records, the original paper workbook will be further deposited.

For the business, such a decision would help to save money on the administration of the recruitment, transfer, and dismissal of employees, while for employees it means more convenience and less bureaucracy in employment procedures. The final approval of this initiative requires the approval of people’s deputies, so we hope that the Verkhovna Rada will support this draft law to simplify the regulation of labor relations.

The second decision concerns the launch of a pilot project of electronic application for permits for the international transportation of goods. The relevant Resolution was supported by the Cabinet of Ministers. The digitalization will eliminate bureaucratic obstacles, increase the objectivity and transparency in the process of requesting and issuing transportation permits. The business community of the European Business Association hopes for the successful implementation of the pilot project and its operation on an ongoing basis.

Svitlana Mykhailovska EBA Deputy Director for Advocacy
Such decisions absolutely meet the requirements of the time. Most services must be transferred online for the smooth operation of companies, even in times of crisis. It is not only more convenient and resource-saving, but also means a more transparent relationship between business and the state, readiness for any force majeure. We hope that the digital transformation in the country will take on a larger scale to facilitate the daily work of the business.

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