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The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan discussed the development of business environment within Modernization 3.0 with entrepreneurs of Kostanay

by May 15, 2017 Key Issues

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan paid attention of business representatives to the points of growth that open within the framework of the Third Modernization of country’s economy. B. Sagintayev called on entrepreneurs to participate more actively in the joint work to improve the business environment and deregulation, accelerated growth of mass entrepreneurship in new industries, services, tourism and “simple things economy”.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that in the Address of the Head of State special attention is paid to the digitization of the economy and the fourth industrial revolution as an integral part of this process. In this regard, the Government develops systematic measures to develop this direction, including legislative changes and standardization, tools for the state support of digitalization.

In the field of public procurement on behalf of the Head of State, the issues of state purchases are being worked out on the principle of centralized service. To support domestic enterprises, the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan has established the purchase of domestic furniture and light industry products. This year, new approaches will be implemented in the sphere of procurement of the quasi-public sector, natural monopolies and subsoil use.

In addition, the IT procurement platform will provide its results – a single point of access to the overall procurement needs of the public and quasi-public sectors. Another measure will be the launch of a pilot project of treasury support for construction contracts for public procurement.

The work continues on increasing the share of local content and improving the business climate. In the legislative part, the number of tax inspections will be reduced by 40%. It is planned to cancel more than 30 out-of-date sanitary rules, to make changes in 25 and to develop new sanitary rules for health and education organizations.

The Prime Minister noted that in the Address of the Head of the state the agrarian sector was named a new driver of the economy. In connection with this in 2017, the implementation of the State Program for the Development of the Agribusiness was launched. B. Sagintayev advised the business community not to miss the opportunities that are emerging today in the market, including near abroad. For example, conditions for the export of crop production to Uzbekistan have improved. From April 1, excises for flour import (from 11% to 5%), sunflower oil (from 20% to 10%), canned vegetables (from 50% to 10%), fruit and vegetable juices (from 70% to 30% %). Also excise tax on pasta (previously reached 50%) was abolished.

Promising areas of development, according to the Prime Minister, are tourism and the implementation of PPP projects.

Within the event performed the Akim of Kostanay region A. Mukhambetov, Chairman of the NCE Atameken A.Myrzakhmetov, Chairman of the Regional council of the Chamber of the enterpreneurs V.Rozinov.

The President of the Association of Legal Entities Association Kostanay Munai Onimderi R.Faizulin raised the issue on the setting of metering device by owners of bases of oil products and petrol-filling station. The Director of the Association of Legal Entities Association of the assistance of entrepreneurship activity of Kostanay region P.Sukhinin pronounced the theme on the terms of limitation on tax and customs arguments. The Director of the LLP Zuevka A.Borodin told about problems of the application of special tax regime by peasant economy at the realization of other types of activity. The Chairman of the JSC Bayan-Sulu T.Sadykov interested by the nuances on the inclusion of workers into the list of services rendered at the expense of obligatory medical insurance.

The Director of the LLP Aluminstroi A.Mukanov told about the problem connected to the dumping of prices at the public procurement in the sphere of construction. The Director of the LLP BK-Story I.Kim issued a proposal on the inclusion of changes to the Law RK On business-like participation in house construction and lowering of tariffs of the JSC Center of transport service for the presentation of access ways. The Director of the JSC Kostanay milling plant A.Miketka shared the opinion on the procedure of the VAT return.

Also, the topical issues were raised by the Dircetor General of the LLP TIC Karasu A.Tursunov and the President of the JSC SSGPO B.Mukhametkaliyev.

In return, to the questions of entrepreneurs were answered the Minister of National Economy RK T.Suleimenov, the first Vice-Minister of Agriculture RK K.Aituganov, Vice-Minister of Finances RK B.Sholpankulov, also Vice-Minister of Investments and Development RK R.Sklyar.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan