On October 20, 2022, the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 140/2022 on the single industrial licence (“GEO 140/2022”) adopted by the Romanian Government has been published in the Official Gazette.
GEO 140/2022 introduces the single industrial license, aiming to simplify the process of obtaining various administrative acts (licenses, authorisations, approvals, endorsements, permits, etc.) required to carry out a plethora of industrial activities, including, for example, activities in the extractive, food, textile and energy industries.
For the purpose of implementing the process for issuing the single industrial licenses, the competent authorities are required to identity the licenses, authorisations, approvals, endorsements and permits specific to the relevant industrial fields that are interconnected and subsequently amend and simplify the applicable procedures for obtaining the same within 150 days after the entry into force of GEO 140/2022.