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Draft laws aimed at deepening legal and socio-economic reforms
Deputies considered a number of draft laws at the meeting of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, held on April 12, 2018.
As it was informed, the draft laws introduced into the agenda were discussed earlier at the meetings of factions of political parties, the deputy group from the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, committees and their expert groups.
The draft laws are aimed at further improving the legal framework of reforms, ensuring the rule of law, qualitative improvement of reforming all spheres of society and the state, which are important tasks of the Action Strategy on five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021.
In particular, deputies began their work by discussing in the second reading of the draft law “On introducing amendments and addenda to the Code of Administrative Responsibility of the Republic of Uzbekistan” designed to ensure effective state control over compliance with technical regulations, increasing the responsibility of certification bodies and accredited testing laboratories for violation of rules of certification of products.
In preparation for the second reading of the draft law, a working group was created consisting of deputies of factions of political parties and deputy groups from the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, representatives of ministries and departments, civil society institutions, practitioners and scientists.
Deputies emphasized the need to adopt this law, which will serve to protect the rights of consumers and the state on the issues of security of goods, process, works and services, improve quality and competitiveness. At the same time, this document will increase the responsibility of certification bodies and accredited testing laboratories for violating the rules of product certification, as well as full implementation of the norms of the laws “On technical regulation” and “On certification of products and services”.
In March of this year at the regular meeting of the lower house of parliament, the draft law “On introducing amendments and addenda to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On compulsory insurance of civil liability of the carrier”, prepared by a group of deputies on the results of conducted control and analytical studies, was considered in the first reading.
It should be noted that the project was developed taking into account the experience of foreign countries. So, in the legislation of the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the insurance contract is drawn up for a period of up to one year, as well as an insurance policy is issued separately for each vehicle.
In the course of its preparation for the second reading, a working group was created consisting of deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament, representatives of ministries and departments, civil society institutions, practitioners. In addition, the draft law is posted on the personal pages of deputies in social networks for a broad discussion, which allows to take into account the opinions and suggestions of voters-subscribers.
It was emphasized that in accordance with the draft law, legal entities providing commercial transport services for transportation of passengers and their property, whose activities are subject to licensing, are entitled to conclude compulsory insurance of civil liability of the carrier for a period from three months to one year. The addition of this provision allows carriers to exclude unnecessary costs for conclusion of the insurance contract before the expiry of licenses, cancellation and re-registration of licenses.
Adoption of this law, as reported, will create conditions for carriers providing services to transport passengers on licensed transport.
The draft law “On introducing amendments and addenda to the Customs Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan” was discussed in the second reading. The draft law was developed in accordance with resolutions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures of further liberalizing foreign trade activities and supporting business entities” and “On measures of simplifying the procedure for exporting goods intended for holding exhibitions abroad”.
The draft law amends articles 32 and 245 of the Customs Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan providing for the right to export goods, works and services, with the exception of fresh fruit and vegetable products, cancellation of the requirement for the issuance of permits by the state customs authorities for re-export of goods under temporary importation customs regime.
Within the framework of preparation of the draft law for the second reading, the special working group provided the results of the analysis carried out on its improvement and opinions of experts in this field were taken into account.
During the meeting, other issues related to powers of the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament were also considered.