Market operators, advertising producers, and economic entities that use the services of outdoor advertising, are confronted with additional administrative burden and corruption risks.
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ABCA survey was conducted in the late 2016 – early 2017. A total of 1,851 representatives of SME sector were surveyed who assessed the current business environment in Ukraine, identified key business issues and reforms which entrepreneurs expect from the state.
On December 20th the USAID LEV Program in Ternopil held the training on lobbying and advocacy in regulation of outdoor advertising.
The document minimizes administrative barriers in the course of the conclusion of foreign economic contracts, currency earnings accounting and financial reporting.
In 2016, the costs attributed to operating a business in Ukraine have been lower than in a respective index in 2015. In particular, during the past year, Ukrainians spent on average UAH 27,412 for the purposes of compliance with the effective regulatory requirements. This amount is UAH 2,349 lower than in 2015, which is primarily the result of the reduction of the costs incurred in connection with audits of businesses.
When Ukrainian SMEs are given a choice between two options – to obtain certain benefits for their sector from the government or to make sure that the government creates equal conditions for all enterprises – they choose the latter.
The article by USAID LEV Program and Institute for economic research and policy consulting expert Iryna Fedets, which was first published at Odessa Review