The Ukrainian law on moratorium on inspections of businesses could not protect entrepreneurs from the pressure of the security forces. In fact, some law enforcement agencies have used the scheme to bring an enterprise to bankruptcy or criminal proceedings.
This commentary, ГолосUA announced financial analyst, economist Alex Kush.
“Until recently in our country was a quasi-deregulation. That is, deregulation was, but it was not quite complete. The moratorium on inspections was not full. For example, a cash discipline those same commercial enterprises, Popov to check almost every day and the requirements of cash discipline was draconian. Could be scaring business for the full program and a moratorium on it made no difference. The second point. Excise taxes can be checked contrary to the moratorium and so it was possible to impose fines, the tax still this work done,” said the analyst.
A. Kusch added that even during the period of validity of the law on the moratorium on business inspections, there was a scheme in which even law-abiding businesses to send in a list of those that sponsor terrorism.
“In the period of validity of this law can be forceful pressure of state authorities on different types of businesses. And under article of the Criminal code on the financing of terrorism could bring the activities of any law-abiding enterprise. For example, you can do so from the company which was registered by the citizens ORDO, Donetsk and Lugansk regions, to request the purchase of goods or services to the company, which plan a “nightmare”, the company enters into a contract, receive the advance payment. And then here come the security forces, saying that you have made a Deposit company where the founder is to take the “Finance Minister “DNR”. That is, when it was about the powers of the security service, no moratorium on testing business has not acted,” says the analyst.
As reported, Ukraine has repealed the law on the moratorium on business inspections, which was in force until 31 December 2018. Applicable law “O temporal features of implementation of state supervision (control) in the sphere of economic activity” until 31 December 2018 has established a “moratorium on the carrying out by bodies of the state supervision (control) scheduled measures for implementation of state supervision (control) in the sphere of economic activity”. The act terminated on 1 January 2019.
Add a, c January 1, 2019, the system will be changed supervise the business. Enterprises will no longer check on the formal principle.
We will remind, a moratorium on inspections of business has operated in Ukraine since 2014. The decision was taken in order to end the pressure on entrepreneurs co the regulatory authorities, with which to eliminate corruption and to stimulate the development of small and medium-sized businesses.