Illegal carriers were given a month for legalization
The head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Vasyl Hubal had a meeting with all parties interested in the matter to discuss the issue of passenger transportation tariffs and general state of affairs in the industry.
One of the things, that carriers complain about initiating tariff increases to what is considered economically justified level, is the dominance of "illegal" carriers. They say that they comprise at least 50% of the market, and they compete on uneven grounds with official carriers, so the latter lose profits.
"It is not worth fighting "illegal" carriers with the traffic police raids, instead we should help engage them in official business. This can be done when an entrepreneur comes to open competition and pass it on legal conditions" - the head of the RSA said. That means that a level playing field and a healthy competition environment for all businesses in the industry must be created.
"Instead, I demand to legalize your business! And "illegals" must become entrepreneurs - that is, those who pay taxes. The government is ready to communicate, to meet, to have a dialogue. But I demand legalization. And I give a month for that!" - Vasyl Hubal said.