A reform of the State Fiscal Service should bring about systemic changes
aimed to boost economic growth, to provide assistance for legal businesses well
as to eradicate so-called "gray" and "black" schemes in our
country. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said announcing consideration of the strategy of
retrofitting of the State Fiscal Service at the Gov’t session on
“I have been fighting to change this system, continue fighting and I
will support all necessary measures enabling us to root out corruption in the
system of State Fiscal Service bodies, to create an efficient dialogue with
entrepreneurs as well as provide top quality services to them, to change the
formulae the entire law enforcement system uses nowadays to hamper doing business
and focus on their own needs. Our target is to change the system. They must concentrate
on promoting the development of entrepreneurship instead of impeding. The
elimination of shadow schemes is also helping legal businesses", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister reminded that last year the Government had initiated elaboration
of a systemic approach to the aforesaid reform together with international
The established concept and particular solutions included into it are to
ensure the establishment of a modern European system in Ukraine. The blueprint stipulates
for technical re-equipping and upgrading of the customs service, changing the
organizational structure as well as improving human resource capacity.
The Head of Government noted that currently the system works in such a
way that all economic services - the tax militia, the customs officials, the economic divisions of the police and
Security Service of Ukraine are working hampering the business and
protecting their services or someone’s interests.
Such pressure on businesses should be suppressed, urged the Prime
"Each hryvnia, which has not filled revenue
part of the budget is stolen from a Ukrainian pensioner, Ukrainian doctor, Ukrainian
soldier, who is at the front line", stressed the Prime Minister.
He accentuated that the customs and fiscal sectors are possessing
billions of money which should belong to the Ukrainian people and our state.
“Our objective is economic growth. For this purpose there should be
created comfortable business climate for the entrepreneur who has opened –
irrelevant whether it is 1, 10, 50, 1 thousand, 50 thousand new jobs – to feel
comfortable doing everyday work, paying taxes and to bear in mind that no one is
impeding him”, underlined Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister told he meets regularly with representatives of law
enforcement bodies to find out ways to prevent pressure on business.
“We have to create such a system that would enable us to support real
sector and responsible businesses, and to suppress strictly the use of the
so-called "gray" or "black" schemes in our country",
underlined the Prime Minister.
The Government is working vigorously to create favourable
business environment to leverage investment. Hence, there has been considered
recently an issue of the establishment of the Financial Investigations Service
envisaging the liquidation of the regulatory authorities that entrepreneurs
often contact with and that exert pressure on business inter alia the tax
police, the economic divisions of law enforcement structures as well as of the
State Fiscal Service, stressed Volodymyr Groysman. The relevant bill having developed by the
Ministry of Finance of Ukraine was submitted to the National Reform Council for
“Our topmost objective is to restore and prolong sustainable economic growth.
Strong economy, efficient social policy, powerful army, well-developed
infrastructure as well as renewal of the country will result in understanding
of the society of our tomorrow, but the most significant is to give a clear
signal what life we will have in one, three or five years in our country, where
we are going and what we can achieve", summed up the Prime Minister.