Censor.NET reports citing the Ministry of Justice, which has presented its new website Wednesday, which will enable Ukrainians to remotely register a business, obtain extracts, as well as information about companies' background. Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko explained the structure and the concept of the new online service in the Parliament, and specified how exactly it will simplify doing business in Ukraine, deliver entrepreneurs from the necessity to visit bureaucratic institutions, and reduce the risk of corruption.
"Previously, our entrepreneurs spent several hours or days in order to get an extract or a certificate stating that they are actually entrepreneurs. From now on, almost every Ukrainian will be able to do it online without having to visit the relevant government authority. There is also an opportunity to receive extracts from a statutory books of a legal entity, as well as extracts and certificates by downloading them directly from the website without any signatures and seals, and without standing in lines," Petrenko said.
He added that issuing of certificates, statements, and extracts from the Unified State Register of Enterprises has been often related to bribes and long lines. "From now on, it is not necessary to visit registration offices to get these documents. From now on, we fundamentally change the approach to work, we remove the corrupt risks, we introduce an online service, getting rid of the human factor," the minister said. According to Petrenko, Ukrainians have received almost 5 million services in the field of business and property rights registration last year.
The head of the Ministry of Justice also noted that digital signatures or other proofs are not necessary any more in order to obtain an electronic document. After completing necessary fields, one needs to pay for the service with a card issued by Oshchadbank (State Savings Bank of Ukraine - ed.). The cost of issuing of an extract is 45 hryvnias 68 kopiykas, plus 3 hryvnias of the Oshchadbank fee. This is 48.68 hryvnias (less than $2) totally. Petrenko added that those who do not have access to the Internet will be able to receive services personally from a notary officer, at a bank, or at a local council registration office. Petrenko is confident that such reforms will raise Ukraine's position in Doing Business rating by several dozens of points (in some categories).