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ASTANA HAS HOSTED A FORUM ON DIGITAL MARKING

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by February 8, 2019 General

Today in Astana the International Forum “Digital Signs and Control of Goods” organized by JSC Kazakhtelecom with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place.

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, Member of the Board (Minister) for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission Veronika Nikishina, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kasymbek, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Alexey Bespozwannykh, Belarus Taxes and Taxes Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Mukvic, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Dastan Kadyrov.

One of the priorities of economic development is the prevention of shadow turnover, systematic measures to provide the population with safe and high quality goods consumed by the population, development of industry and strengthening of trade relations with foreign countries.

The achievement of these goals is based on measures to counter the counterfeit and counterfeiting of products, which involve the use of new technologies. One such tool is the United States, the EU, Brazil, China, and so on. such as digital marking of goods successfully used in several developed countries of the world. Goods to be labeled on the world markets include medicines, tobacco products, mineral water, soft drinks, food and fodder, as well as intellectual property.

During the plenary session, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin noted that the increase of the base to increase the base for non-licensed production turnover, development of economic sectors, reduction of expenses for domestic producers, increase of the state budget revenues and increase of welfare of the citizens is a non-activated mechanism.

According to the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Zhenis Kassymbek , introduction of digital marking system in Kazakhstan is aimed at ensuring the functioning of the “open” market of safe and high quality products. “It is necessary to ensure integration of information systems of industry authorized state bodies with the system of marking of goods (integration of industrial and physical control) with the purpose of achieving maximum results from supervision.The combination point of information systems is a national product catalog where all permits for goods supplied by industry authorized state agencies documents will be provided, “the Minister said.

Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev, Chairman of the Board of Kazakhtelecom JSC , noted that all involved participants should understand the extent of their responsibility and respect their commitments. At the same time, it is important to develop a consolidated position on this issue, including by identifying areas where the parties should hear each other and develop a coherent decision-making business dialogue with the state. Experts predict that, as a result of this project involving various sectors, countries will be able to reduce shadow economy, create equal competition for business, and eventually increase the legal market.

The participants also noted that the list of goods subject to labeling and supervision will be approved at the Government level. The state authorized bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall monitor and monitor the circulation of goods in supervised areas. There are pilot projects before making a decision on introducing obligatory marking. It should be noted that the practice of marking of goods in Kazakhstan is in effect – in 2017 a pilot project on labeling of leather products has been launched, which has shown good results. For example, since the launch of the pilot project, 264,000 leather products have been labeled, the number of importers who have registered the goods declaration compared with the previous marking period is increasing, and import revenues from customs duties and taxes are growing, from KZT 372.3 million to $ 516.2 million. tenge; as well as the revenues of internal taxes on this activity by 1.5 times, to 430.8 mln. to 648.6 mln. tenge. At the same time, the implementation of the project on marking of leather products allowed to identify taxpayers who successfully lower their income for the purpose of applying the threshold for tax exemptions. Thus, the number of entities carrying out activities on the basis of the patent decreased 6.2 times (from 243 to 19).

Source: Ministry of investments and Developments

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