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Volodymyr Groysman says Government is a partner for business and will create favorable business climate in the country
12.07.2016 | 11:59
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

The Government will make efforts to create a favorable business climate and seeks to be a partner for fair, transparent business and ensure its success, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated during a working breakfast with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine on Tuesday. The event was also attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt.

"We are ready for cooperation. I wish you saw the Government as your partners of fair, transparent business. I am quite interested in your success," stated Volodymyr Groysman.

The Prime Minister stressed that the Government is committed to implementing the changes and reforms. "We understand that the country needs professional, high-quality actions, not populist ones. Populism has led us to the current situation, and we have to handle it. The key priority of the new Government is the revival of the national economy. Only with a strong national economy it is possible to build a truly independent democracy and high living standards," he pointed out.

Volodymyr Groysman underlined that the task of the Government is to create a quality business environment in the country. In particular, among its priorities - effective privatization, changes in the management of state-owned companies, deregulation in the energy sector, in the pharmaceutical market. Also the Government is focused on further deregulation.

He informed that the U.S. Mission to assess the needs in reforming the Ukrainian customs completed its work in Ukraine. "I wish Ukraine had a new customs service in a year, which is crucial for the development of the national economy," said Volodymyr Groysman. He said the current Ukrainian system is corrupt and destroys opportunities for competitiveness within the country and reduces the border security.

On the fight against corruption, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that each Minister must determine and present 3-5 concrete solutions regarding the struggle against corruption to be adopted and implemented by the end of the year.

Volodymyr Groysman informed that the Office for Accompanying Investments under auspice of the Prime Minister will be symbolically located on the same floor with the office of the Prime Minister. According to him, members of the Office will accompany and attract investment, understand the needs of business and have the respect and reputation among business representatives.

Volodymyr Groysman also assumed the further creation of regional offices that will provide local coordination mechanism.

Ukraine will study the experience of the United States as to the creation of the appropriate office, to this end we shortly expect the visit of the U.S. First Deputy Secretary of Commerce, he said.

Separately, the Prime Minister highlighted the need to reboot the Council of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. According to him, this body has to become a real mechanism of influence on decisions regarding business.

Commenting on the controversial issues between business and regulatory structures, Volodymyr Groysman pointed out that nobody would tolerate their impunity, and the guilty would be brought to justice.

The Prime Minister urged businessmen to talk about existing problems and propose possible solutions. "It annoys me when you have to face artificial obstacles. I'm not going to sit and just look at this," he stressed.

 

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