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Nation’s Plan: Digitalization of declarations will significantly shorten the time for customs control

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R. Beketayev reported on the ongoing work on improving customs and tax administration, creating conditions for participants in foreign economic activity. Thus, in the new Customs Code, a transition to the digitalization of the declaration will be implemented and the principle of the “Single Window” for export-import transactions will be implemented.

“If now the processing of documents takes an average of 2 hours, then with the introduction of the Astana-1 system, the customs declaration, getting into the green corridor, will be issued automatically,” R. Beketayev explained.

He noted that the Single Window on export-import operations is planned to be launched from the beginning of 2019. A participant in foreign economic activity in the process of customs clearance of goods through a single access point will receive all necessary permits from government agencies. Documents will no longer need to be submitted to the customs office in paper form.

The Vice Minister also talked about the effect of the legalization of property conducted under the third direction of the Nation’s Plan “Industrialization and Economic Growth”.

“In 2016, we successfully completed the procedure for the legalization of property and money. Legalization could be used by more than 140,000 citizens, and 5.7 trillion tenge were included in the economic turnover, of which 4.1 trillion tenge and 1.6 trillion tenge in cash,” Ruslan Beketayev said.

According to him, out of 151 thousand legalized objects of real estate 9,5 thousand objects are registered as commercial real estate. This increases the income tax on property by about 800 million tenge per year.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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