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License for oil products retail/wholesale trade, their production and storage

License for oil products retail/wholesale trade, their production and storage

What we do

  • We consult market entities on the matters of the licensing of operations with oil products, including analysis of documents the entity has (for example, documents of property, designated use, etc.);
  • We consult on situations when it is possible not to get a license for fuel sale;
  • We get permission for hazardous works (or operation of machines) for any business connected with production or storage of combustive and lubricating materials;
  • We assist oil product manufacturers with search and registration of relations with the accredited testing laboratories (for defining the fuel quality factors);
  • We perform the search of organizations for development and/or develop independently the technical conditions and technical documentation for fuel manufacturers;
  • We prepare applications, supporting documents, and we submit them to the licensing authority;
  • If required, we pay the official payment from the Client.


License for wholesale, retail, fuel production
from 12 000 UAH.
License for wholesale sale without a place of trade;
storage for personal needs
from 6 000 UAH.

To determine the cost of licensing of operations with oil products, we need to understand:

  1. Type of activities to be licensed (wholesale/retail trade, production or storage of petroleum products)
  2. Workload assigned to our company’s lawyers by the Client
  3. Additional services (which do not directly affect the possibility of obtaining a license, but which make it impossible to operate in the petroleum products market), such as the registration in the Electronic Management System for Fuel Sales (EMSFS) and the Unified Register of Excise Tax Invoices (URETI)

It should also be taken into account that each type of license has its own peculiarities. Thus:

Petroleum Retail License
requires installing the payment transactions recorder and handling the related formalities.

Petroleum Manufacturing License
requires developing the technical regulations and conducting the laboratory tests by special institutions.

However, while the additional costs are calculated on a case-by-case basis, the official payments are fixed and amount to:

  • for producers and legal entities engaged in storing fuel - 780 UAH/year;
  • for retail traders - 2,000 UAH per year for each retail unit;
  • for wholesale traders - 5,000 UAH per year for each wholesale unit;
  • for wholesale traders that don’t have any wholesale units - 10,000 UAH/year.

In some cases, we can both ensure the obtainment of a petroleum license on a turnkey basis, providing comprehensive legal support and assistance in developing all technical documentation, regulations, commissioning certificates, etc., as well as assist with a certain stage, such as obtaining a license or a permit.

Successfully rendered services

Supported the obtaining of a license for wholesale trade in fuel

Received a paper license for the wholesale trade of fuel without places of sale in 3 weeks.

A license for wholesale trade in fuel was issued.

In July, with a limited operating mode of the licensing authority, we received a license for the Client for the right to wholesale fuel trade without a place of sale.

Received a license for the right to wholesale fuel.

On June 30, 2020, they received a wholesale license for the Client - a large industrial group, for business in the field of petroleum products.

Received a license for the right to wholesale fuel.

In June 2020, despite the suspension of administrative services in this area of licensing, helped to obtain a license for wholesale trade in fuel.

Helped to obtain a license for the right to wholesale fuel.

Helped the Client from Ternopil region to acquire the rights to wholesale fuel, in the absence of wholesale outlets.

Obtained a license for fuel trading without places of sale within the minimum period of time

In August 2019 our specialists helped to obtain a petroleum wholesale license by completing all legal procedures within 10 days period.


  • plus


    Although the licensing is a new permitting procedure, we have a successful experience of working with fiscal authorities in terms of licensing other types of activities within their competence, as well as an extensive expertise of licensing a variety of economic activities in general.
  • plus


    Since the procedure for obtaining the petroleum manufacturing license requires a vast array of technical documentation, it is almost impossible to obtain them without cooperating with specific institutions that can conduct an expert examination, develop technical specifications and so on. While working in the field of licensing and certification, our company’s specialists have developed the relevant contacts that will help you to obtain the license.
  • plus


    We know not only how to obtain permits, but also how to organize the legal entities’ business so that they could avoid any potential problems with the regulatory authorities.
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    Our company knows the value of our Clients’ time, and we know how to structure the work with your minimum involvement in the process of obtaining the license and carrying on business.


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  • Documents on the land plot (confirming ownership / lease, etc.)
  • Commissioning certificate for the site, where the operations to be carried out
  • Permit for high risk works

The abovementioned documents are required for all petroleum activities.

In addition, fuel producers shall also submit such documents for licensing of operations with oil products:

1) Copy of the Charter certified by a notary

2) Agreement with an accredited laboratory that controls fulfilling of the quality requirements;

3) Accreditation certificate granted by the laboratory that confirms compliance with the requirements of the Law

4) Manufacturing technology certificate

5) Technical documentation:

  • Rules of procedure;
  • Technology regulations;
  • Standards.

6) Manufacturing specifications.

According to the Law of Ukraine No. 2628-VIII “On amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and certain other legislative acts of Ukraine on improving the administration and revision of the rates of certain taxes and duties”, the provision on licensing of fuel activities shall be effective from July 1, 2019.


G. Zeynep Kucuk, SANOVEL ILAC SAN. ve TIC. A.S.

Helped with the liquidation of a foreign representative office in Ukraine
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General director I.Logvinenko , Bravo Airways

Bravo Airways company expresses its gratitude to law firm "Pravova Dopomoga" for high quality and timely provision of legal services.
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Partner, Denis Y. Lysenko, Vasil Kisil & Partners

... we would like to express our respect and gratitude for the fruitful cooperation.
... our work on joint projects assured us of your high level of professionalism
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President Tedeev E.S., Ukrainian wrestling association

Ukrainian wrestling association would like to express its sincere appreciation to the team of Law firm "Pravova Dopomoga" for mutually beneficial cooperation... More information

General director Skibinskiy V., Yokogawa Electric Ukraine Ltd.

Yokogawa Electric Ukraine Ltd. recommends Vladimir Gurlov and his team of lawyers as a reliable legal partner and advisor for foreign businesses in Ukraine...... More information

Chief ophthalmologist of Ukraine, Oksana Vitovska, All-Ukrainian alliance of ophthalmologists

We would like to express sincere gratitute to the team of Law firm "Pravova dopomoga" and personally to Volodymyr Gurlov for professionalism and purposefulness in your work.... More information

L. Chervonyuk, LLC "Vitalux"

Vitalux company highly appreciates results of cooperation with Law firm “Pravova dopomoga”, can characterize it as a reliable partner and based on personal experience is ready to recommend it to interested persons...... More information

General Manager Stashkevych I.Y., LLC “Trading company” Rud”

We would like to indicate that law firm "Pravova Dopomoga" has become a reliable partner for legal services provision and we can recommend it as a team of qualified professionals who are easy and pleasant to deal with... More information

Important to know

The law of Ukraine provides for serious penalties for unlicensed activity. Depending on the types of petroleum activities, they amount to:

  • 1,000,000 UAH for fuel producers;
  • 500,000 UAH for whole traders and legal entities engaged in storing fuel;
  • 250,000 for retail traders.


How long is the license period once it is issued?

The license is issued for the period of five (5) years. However, unlike many other types of licenses, the official state fee shall be paid annually.

If the company stores and sells fuel, does it require to obtain two licenses?

The license for production, retail and wholesale of petroleum products covers also activities related to the petroleum storage, so there is no need to obtain a special license.

What are volumeters and how do they relate to licensing procedure?

These measuring devices shall be installed in excise fuel warehouses. They are not directly related to obtaining a license, however, volumeters are required to carry out economic activities in the petroleum industry, except as otherwise provided by the law.


Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner

Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner


Things you need to know before obtaining the license for retail/wholesale of petroleum products

The key criteria that affect the license price:
  1. Type of petroleum activities to be licensed (wholesale/retail trade, production, storage of petroleum products). Licensing of activities related to production of fuels and lubricants is a more complex process. It requires a larger list of documents, and therefore its cost will be higher.
  2. Distribution of work on documents between the Client and our company. As the Client may be willing and able to personally obtain/develop some of the required documents, the cost of our services will change accordingly.
In addition to the cost of our services, the Client should take into account the financial costs of involving third parties (e.g., laboratories performing analysis of the fuel produced) and official license fees. While the former depend on a particular laboratory, the latter are clearly defined by law and amount to:
  • for producers and legal entities engaged in storing fuel - 780 UAH/year;
  • for retail traders - 2,000 UAH per year for each fuel filling station (another retail unit);
  • for wholesale traders - 5,000 UAH per year for each wholesale unit;
  • for wholesale traders that don’t have any wholesale units - 10,000 UAH/year.

Obtaining a license to trade in petroleum products or to order a license clearance with our lawyers

Licensing services are one of our main areas of expertise. And we pride ourselves on our experience as well as the results in this area.

It is difficult to tot up the exact number of licenses that were obtained with our assistance in different industries. But each case allowed us to gain invaluable experience, which we are willing to use for meeting your targets.

Cooperation with our company will allow you:
  • To clearly understand the whole process. We are not trying to hide or confuse you in the process. During a pre-work consultations, we provide you with all the information on the process and the possible options for carrying out the task. Moreover, you can find and use a lot of helpful information and tips on our website.
  • To keep track of the situation. Our Client Manager will keep you in the loop about any update 24/7. You’ll need to look or call around for your manager.
  • To achieve positive results in the most efficient way.
If you would like to know more about a license to trade in petroleum products or to order a license clearance service - give us a call!