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September 25th: has the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine been launched and what is waiting for the State Fiscal Service authorities (tax police)?

authors: Alexander Minin, Mariia Kozlenko, Artem Shcherbyna

27 September, 2021 Exclusive

It is well-known that the Law of Ukraine “On the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine” (the Law on BESU) came into force on March 25, 2021. This Law provides in Paragraph 9 of Section IV "Final and Transitional Provisions" (as at the date of publication of this material) that:


"9. The Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine shall start its activity no later than six months from the date of entry into force of this Law".


In addition, Paragraph 10 of the Final and Transitional Provisions of the Law on BESU explicitly provides for the obligation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to liquidate the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (where the tax police still functions as a part of it):


“10. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine shall:


2) ensure the liquidation of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine not later than six months from the date of entry into force of this Law".


Six months from the date of entry into force of the Law on BESU falls on September 25. Therefore, we propose to find out whether the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine (the BESU) has been launched, and will the tax police stop its activity? What to expect next?


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