The IWG reviewed all instruments of state regulation of state sanitary norms

Ukrainian state sanitary norms, rules, and hygienic standards (SanPiN) contain a large number of state regulatory instruments (approvals, certificates, licenses, etc.), most of which no longer make any sense and only burden the activities of entrepreneurs.

Which ones should be kept and which ones should be discarded?

According to the results of the last meeting, the IWG on deregulation reviewed the above-mentioned instruments and made the following decision:

  • Only 10% of them are still relevant.
  • The remaining 74% are recommended to be abolished, and 16% to be modernised.

Why did Ukrainian business need this revision?

SanPiN are mandatory for the implementation of the legislation of the central executive body, which ensure the formation of state policy in the field of health care, establish medical safety requirements for the life activity environment and its individual factors. Their non-compliance creates a threat to the health and life of a person and future generations, as well as the threat of the emergencies and spread of infectious diseases and mass non-infectious diseases (poisoning) among the population.

As part of the preparation for the meeting of the IWG, the BRDO team analysed the current state of the legislation approved by the SanPiN.

“During the inventory and review, we found 298 current instruments of state regulation, which are contained in state sanitary norms and rules. This is an extremely high indicator, because it makes up a third of the total number of state regulatory instruments that were identified during the year of work of the IWG,” explained Hanna Bashniak, head of the Regulatory Policy sector of BRDO.

Which instruments will be abolished and which will be digitised as a result of the revision?

221 regulatory instruments in the state sanitary rules and norms of the IWG on deregulation are considered irrelevant or duplicated with other instruments of state regulation. In general, this is 74% of the total number of processed tools.

For example, it is proposed to cancel:

  • Approval of the enterprise repurposing project
  • Approval of the use of furnace heating in computer gaming facilities located in rural areas with the number of gaming places up to 10
  • Approval of the label text for the labeling of packaged drinking water and other accompanying information regarding its origin and properties
  • Approval of materials for the production of printed products

47 tools are recommended to be optimised and brought into compliance with the current legislation (16%).

For example, it is suggested to optimise:

  • Expert opinion on the quality and safety of products of animal and plant origin
  • Registration of chemical and biological substances, synthetic and polymeric materials intended for use in the coal industry
  • Permit for the sale of ready-made egg products from the enterprise

It is proposed to leave 30 regulatory instruments out of 298 unchanged, i.e. only 10%.

Deregulation reform continues. To remind, in order to simplify the conditions of doing business, in January 2023 the Government created an Interdepartmental Working Group on Deregulation, which has already reviewed 1,323 regulatory instruments for business. Of them, 456 are recommended to be abolished, 584 to be simplified. As of December 12, 100 tools have already been cancelled.

With the support of the USAID Program “Competitive Economy of Ukraine”, BRDO prepares analytics on the expediency of maintaining or canceling regulations, participates in IWG meetings and the development of relevant regulatory and legal acts.