Expert: Nearly 25% of regulatory tools in the agricultural sector should be reviewed

Nowadays, the review of regulatory legislation, including the regulatory tools, is one of the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) priorities. The BRDO Food&Agriculture Sector Head Andriy Zablotskyi said about it during the Liga:Hub “The legislative platform for agribusiness – 2016″ discussion panel.

According to him, now the relations in the agricultural sector are regulated by 1396 acts. In January-early February, the BRDO had reviewed 35 acts and found out four of them (orders and decrees), which do not conform to current legislation by legitimacy and importance criterions.

“It is just the first example of the extent to which the agricultural legislation needs to be reviewed. For today, there are at least 100 regulatory tools in the sector and nearly 25% of them should be reviewed urgently. We are always open for proposals from the business, ready to work on them, address our position to the line ministries and departments, and help in the development of appropriate legislation,” Zablotskyi said.

At the same time, the Head of the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) Oleksiy Honcharuk believes that the main reason of system problems in the county, including the agricultural sector, is a lack of confidence between the business and the state.

“That is why we have a high cost of credits. Investors are not ready to invest in the state where the taxes are changing from today to tomorrow. Also, it is impossible to invest serious money in the agriculture, if you do not understand the regime of land ownership in this country. We need a dialogue between the state and business to solve all these problems,” he stated.

That is why the BRDO is working now on simplifying the business environment, in particular in the agriculture, which is one of the BRDO’s priorities. Business can influence this process as well:

“A consolidated and organized business community can really influence the rules that the state is establishing now. A wall of distrust must be broken,” Honcharuk added.