The Government canceled the register of software manufacturers and distributors

Deregulation in action: a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers was adopted, canceling the register of software manufacturers and distributors, which until today was maintained by the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine.

❓Why is this important?

The document was developed to implement the decision of the IWG on deregulation dated April 9, 2024. Thanks to it, Ukraine will get rid of outdated and ineffective state regulatory norms that only burdened the work of business.

Also, the resolution of the CMU cancels the norm, according to which the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, with the participation of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was identified as the main executors of work on legalizing software in government bodies and combating its illegal use. The norm was adopted at the beginning of the 2000s and has now lost its relevance, and in fact entrusted ME with non-core functions. Today, there are more effective and efficient mechanisms in the field of informatization, cyber security and information protection, which are taken care of by other authorized bodies — the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, etc.

To remind, during the deregulation reform, the Government reviewed more than 1,300 business regulation tools. The IWG, created in January 2023, included, in particular, representatives of the ministries of the economy, digital transformation, protection of the environment and natural resources, justice, finance, and the regulatory service.

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