February 24, 2016 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine registered a draft Law of Ukraine on amendments to Article 15 of the Law of Ukraine "On state regulation of production and turnover of ethyl alcohol, cognac and fruit, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products" regarding the licensing of wholesale beer of people's deputy of Ukraine Drozdikov A. and other (number 4146).
The bill number 4146 is designed to create a competitive environment for the development of small businesses, create new jobs, fight corruption and improve the investment attractiveness in this area. The project is set differentiated annual fee for a license for the manufacturers and wholesale suppliers depending on the volume of production:
- Small, with a production capacity of up to 2 000 000 liters per year - 50 000 UAH;
- Other, from 2 000 000 liters per year or more - 500 thousand UAH.
Failure to adopt the proposed changes detrimental to small businesses, restrict the right to equal treatment and fair competition, and not only closes the way for new initiatives in this area, but actually destroys it.
Please consider the bill "On Amendments to Article 15 of the Law of Ukraine" On state regulation of production and turnover of ethyl alcohol, cognac and fruit, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products "with respect to beer (reg. Number 4146) wholesale licensing and adopt it as law.
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