The Supreme Council of Ukraine is planning to allow Ukrainian companies to enter into contracts with customers via e-mail using public offer scheme and in electronic form. The corresponding bill №4496 is supported by 246 deputies.
The purpose of the bill – to remove administrative barriers for companies engaged in the export of services. At the moment, in order to work with a foreign customer, Ukrainian IT companies need to use a wet stamp for their written agreements. Foreign partners often do not have such stamps.
In particular, the document envisages the possibility of concluding agreements by exchange of letters or simply invoicing. That is not necessary, as it is now, to wait for regular mail of the original contracts when the service was actually given.
In addition, according to the draft, the bill (invoice) will be recognized as the primary document, which should simplify the procedures for accounting and financial reporting. The documents should also be accepted in English language if the new regulations will be implemented.
According to the offered changes, the bill (invoice) can be signed by means of a personal signature, analogue own handwritten signature, an electronic signature or electronic signature in accordance with the law “On electronic digital signature”, the signature with the one-time ID.
It is marked that the only signature required is the one of the exporter. Agreement scope and quality of provided services will be recognized as a fact of payment by non-residents invoice.
Corporate services consultant, Ukraine