Deregulation reform 2023: what was discussed at the final briefing of SRS and BRDO

Deregulation of Ukraine’s economy continues. During a joint briefing, Oleksii Kucher, the Head of the State Regulatory Service, and Oleksii Dorohan, CEO of BRDO, spoke about what the 2023 reform was marked by.

✅ SRS reported on the annual results of the structure’s work, its achievements and plans. In 2023, the SRS reviewed 1,229 drafts of regulatory acts of central, regional, and local executive bodies. According to the results of the analysis and calculation of the costs of the implementation of regulations (according to the RIA of the developers of the projects of regulatory acts), approval was refused for 49 of them. Thanks to this, 14.8 billion UAH were saved for business and 15.8 million UAH for the state.

In particular, Oleksii Kucher talked about how the moratorium on business inspections affected entrepreneurs, and what the international experience of the SRS was this year and the way to cooperation with the Regulatory Policy Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

✅ Oleksii Dorohan summarised the annual results of the work of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Deregulation, which includes the Head of the SRS. To remind, in January 2023, the Government created the Interdepartmental Working Group on Deregulation, which has already reviewed 1,323 regulatory instruments for business. Of them, 456 are recommended to be canceled, 584 to be modernised.

In particular, within the framework of the work of the IWG, a large-scale area of regulation was reviewed – the tools contained in the state sanitary norms and rules. 298 tools were detected. According to the results of the review, the IWG proposed to cancel 222 of them, i.e. 74% of the total number. The rest of the tools are recommended to be optimised and brought into line with the current legislation.

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 legislation. You can follow the news of the reform on the website ▶️

The full recording of the briefing is available ▶️