eDeclaration: a new state service to ease doing business in Ukraine

Ukraine introduces simplified rules for doing or starting a business for the period of martial law. Better Regulation Delivery Office supported by the European Union actively joins in the development of timely solutions to simplify doing business in Ukraine. 

“During the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine EU4Business programmes reoriented their usual activities towards urgent support of business and state institutions. We support the aspiration of BRDO to join the development of regulatory solutions and policies that will significantly ease doing business and preserving economic activities in these hard times”, said Chloe Allio, Head of Section “Economic Cooperation, Energy, Infrastructure and Environment” of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

The recent new solution for business cancels the necessity of submitting permitting documents, and now it is enough to submit only a declaration of conducting economic activity. This declaration is now available for submission online. The new e-service is introduced on the state portal Diia for individual entrepreneurs as well as other legal entities. 

To make this online service a reality, BRDO experts together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine have developed a package of legislative acts, including Resolution 314 regarding conducting economic activity during martial law as well as amendments to the Resolution.

“The above-mentioned amendments simplify the organisational structure of submitting such declarations. They would be submitted directly to the respective licensing bodies, permitting bodies, and subjects that provide public (electronic public) services. There is only one exception: communal enterprises and local authorities’ bodies declarations would be submitted to respective state regional administrations and then would be redirected further,” commented Oleksii Dorogan, CEO of Better Regulation Delivery Office.

The declaration is submitted online in three minutes. A user authorizes on Diia portal, submits a short questionnaire and chooses the necessary permitting document, and then signs the newly formed declaration with an electronic signature. At the same time, the declaration could be submitted offline in Administrative Service Centres (TsNAP), regardless of the registered place of residence or place of business.

Nevertheless, conducting some types of economic activities still requires receiving permitting documents. This includes activities in nuclear energy and production of weapons. The full list of such activities is included in Resolution 314.After martial law is ended, entrepreneurs should apply to the relevant licensing bodies, permitting bodies, and subjects that provide public (electronic public) services and obtain the relevant permits in the manner, within the time and under the conditions provided by applicable law, without stopping (suspending) activities already started.

This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of BRDO and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.