President of Ukraine signs law reducing pressure on business by market surveillance authorities

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the law No.367-IX introducing amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine on easing of pressure on business by market surveillance authorities, which was adopted by VR on December 12, 2019.

According to the press service of the President’s Office, the law aimed at reducing corruption risks in the activities of officials during audits, as well as enhancing consumer protection in the event of dangerous non-food products in the market.

“The document will also contribute to the fulfillment of Ukraine’s obligations under the Association Agreement with the European Union in terms of bringing Ukrainian market surveillance legislation in line with EU legislation,” the report says.

In particular, the law eliminates duplication of control over certain types of products and unifies types of inspections on non-food products, which will help avoid abuse; establishes clear and transparent requirements for inspectors of market surveillance bodies and business entities regarding the list and timing of documents during the audit.

According to the document, verification of the characteristics of products from their manufacturers is carried out only if there are documented reasons to believe that the products pose a risk and/or do not meet certain requirements as a result of actions or omissions of the manufacturer of such products.

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