18 February 2020

Licensing and permit issuance to be radically improved

On February 17, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on the priority tasks of radically improving the licensing and issuing permits in the field of entrepreneurship.

It is pointed out that is necessary to exclude from licensed activities primarily those that do not harm human health and society.

However, some licensing conditions limit competition in their respective areas.

The meeting noted the need for the widespread introduction of alternative methods of regulating entrepreneurial activity.

Foreign practice knows such alternatives to licensing as notification procedures, liability insurance, self-regulation, technical regulation. For example, to transfer a dwelling to non-residential in our country, an entrepreneur must obtain a separate permit. In this case, it is enough to notify the government departments about this.

In the same way, liability insurance or self-regulation can be implemented for subjects of real estate, audit, judicial management and other types of activities.

In this regard, the Ministries of Justice, Emergencies and the State Assets Management Agency were tasked with introducing alternative methods of regulating entrepreneurial activity within two months.

At the meeting, Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted the need for the full implementation of modern technologies in licensing processes.

The Ministry of Development of Information Technologies and Communications and the Ministry of Justice have been instructed to put into operation a fully automated unified electronic system, including all processes related to licensing by August 1.