Three acts aiming to alleviate the administrative burden on citizens and the business have passed first reading in Parliament. With a majority and without debates, the MPs have adopted amendments to the Arms, Munitions, Explosives and Pyrotechnics Act, the Measurements Act and the Technical Requirements to Products Act.
Revisions to the Arms, Munitions, Explosives and Pyrotechnics Act envisage that the requirements for providing hard copies of some official documents will be waived. The proposals in the bill aim to ensure access to up-to-date information about all licenses issued under the act, from any contact point through a Single Automated Register “Control of hazardous tools” connected to the Automated Information System “Bulgarian Identity Documents”.
The bill waives the requirement for providing the following documents: a single identification code, when persons have been registered under the Trade Act, or a certified copy of the entry into the register under the national legislation of the relevant member state translated into Bulgarian; a diploma of higher education for production managers, and a specialisation diploma for the staff under article 14, a certificate of criminal record and copies of employment contracts for the staff; documents related to changes in the trade registration; copies of licenses; a certificate of entry into the relevant register under the Non-Profit Legal Entities Act, and a copy of the founding act.
Revisions to the Measurements Act envisage a partial waiver of the regime for approving identification signs for bottle producers or importers. This regime is not applicable to bottle importers and is in conflict with the harmonised EU legislation in this area. Therefore, the regime should be waived in relation to importers. Amendments also envisage a waiver of the notification regime about the activities of persons who produce or import pre-packaged products.
Revisions to the Technical Requirements to Products Act will relieve economic operators, requesting an administrative service, from the duty to provide a certificate of good standing and an up-to-date certificate for entry into the Trade Register, as the information is public. It is also envisaged that the requirement for providing employment contracts of the staff will be waived, as the contracts are registered under the Labour Code and can be obtained by the administrative authorities ex officio. It is envisaged that administrative services will be provided electronically.