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National Company KAZAKH INVEST JSC is authorized to implement measures of state support for industrial and innovative activities in the area of attracting investments to the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is a single point of access to the system of public services, including both government support for investors in the form of investment preferences and the issuance of various permits and approvals necessary for the implementation and further operation of investment projects.
KAZAKH INVEST provides a full range of services on the principle of "one window" for the support of investment projects from idea to implementation.
It is the source of all information necessary for the investor, providing full information and analytical support for investment activities. Having studied the needs of the investor, it provides recommendations and preliminary consultations. In case of interest, they provide full information about the sectors of interest, measures of state support, identified “niche” projects, potential local partners, etc.
Along with this, KAZAKH INVEST provides joint preparation of investment projects. Domestic initiators assists in the "packaging" of the identified "niche" projects requiring investment. By “packing” a project means developing a teaser, business plan and financial model of the project in accordance with international standards.
In addition, the 24-hour KAZAKH INVEST call center operates for quick response and comprehensive support to investors. Investors can receive consultations in the Kazakh, Russian, English languages on various questions of implementation of investment projects. At the same time, the call center receives calls and appeals on urgent matters, which require operational assistance.
The call center at 620-620 (1442 - free in Kazakhstan) is open from 9.00 to 18.30, on urgent issues around the clock.
Organization of visits to the regions
Investor support in the regions of Kazakhstan.
National Company KAZAKH INVEST JSC through its own network of regional representatives provides support and assistance in the implementation of investment projects in all regions of Kazakhstan. Potential and current investors are provided with comprehensive support at the local level with the organization of visits to the regions, including meetings with local executive bodies and business representatives (potential partners).
Among the most important services provided by KAZAKH INVEST at the local level: assistance in finding and selecting a land plot, obtaining the necessary permits (licenses, certificates, etc.), recommendations in choosing a Kazakhstan partner, as well as help in solving problematic issues arising during the implementation of investment projects. Significant investment projects are monitored by Akimats and are included in the Industrialization Map of the respective regions.Regional representatives of KAZAKH INVEST promote successful interaction of investors with Special Economic Zones (FEZ) and Industrial Zones (IZ), including solving registration issues, obtaining a land plot (structure) with infrastructure and appropriate preferences.
- One-stop investor relations
- Consultation and support in obtaining public services;
- Support in obtaining possible subsidies and state support;
- Assisting in the signing of an investment contract with MID RK;
- Visa support;
- Preparation of information and analytical materials on industries and legislation;
- Meetings with central and local executive bodies at all levels;
- Search for partners for joint investment projects;
- Accompanying registration as a member of the FEZ and IZ;
- Support in finding funding sources;
- Search and selection of land;
- Support for inclusion in the Business Roadmap (provision of the necessary infrastructure at the expense of the state).
- Monitoring of existing enterprises and assistance in solving problematic issues arising in the course of their investment activities.
Assistance in obtaining financing
JSC “NC“ KAZAKH INVEST ”as a“ one-stop shop ”and having developed a wide network of financial organizations, assists in finding, organizing and structuring transactions for financing investment projects of foreign investors.
Kazakh Invest, in addition to selecting the optimal financial instrument, can assist in selecting the optimal financial partner with a full range of financial instruments, including debt and equity financing, as well as other instruments that are most suitable for a particular project.
- Today among partners of KAZAKH INVEST:
- All companies of the quasi-public sector: "Astana International Financial Center", "Samruk-Kazyna" NWF" JSC, "Baiterek" NMH" JSC, "KazAgro" NMH" JSC, etc.
- International financial institutions: World Bank (IFC), Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other international financial institutions operating in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
- Second-tier banks and other private international credit and financial institutions.
KAZAKH INVEST on an ongoing basis deals with the search and improvement of approaches to the financing of investment projects in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the selection of the best traditional financial instruments and financing mechanisms, as well as the development of alternative options for expanding the range of affordable financial solutions for the real sector of the economy of Kazakhstan.
Subsidies, grants and incentives
The investment policy of any country as a whole regulates the investment process and creates conditions for sustainable socio-economic development of both the whole state and business.
The purpose of state support for investments is to create a favorable investment climate for the development of the economy and stimulate investment in the creation of new, expansion and renewal of existing industries using modern technologies, improving the skills of Kazakhstani personnel, and also protecting the environment.
State support of investments consists in granting state preferences and is carried out by the authorized body on investments. Preferences are granted to investors on the basis of an investment contract concluded between the Investment Committee of the Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the legal entity of the Republic of Kazakhstan implementing the investment project.
To obtain government preferences, an investor must submit an application for investment preferences to the authorized investment body (Investment Committee of the Ministry of Development and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan).
National Company Kazakh Invest JSC provides full support to investors in the preparation and implementation of investment projects, including consultations, assistance in interacting with government agencies, providing information necessary for an investor to make.
Investors may be granted the following types of preferences: exemption of import from customs duties and VAT, state natural grant, tax preferences (CIT, land and property tax), investment subsidy.
Assistance in obtaining permits and other public servicesE-Government Portal
The e-government portal was created to simplify the procedures for the provision of public services to the population on the principle of one window. A single point of access to all information resources of state bodies: open dialogue with the authorities, confidentiality, the establishment of direct and reverse interaction of a citizen with state bodies.
The basis for creating an e-government web portal is the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated November 10, 2004 No. 1471 “On the state program of the formation of the“ electronic government ”in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2005-2007.” E-government portal has been functioning since 2006.
- E-government portal - for the needs of citizens and businesses:
- If a citizen creates a family - on the portal he can:
- apply for registration of marriage, register the change of name;
- find the necessary information about maternity leave and benefits;
- get a certificate and birth certificate;
- apply for assignment of benefits and payments on childbirth;
- put the child on the queue in kindergarten.
- If a citizen plans to open a business - on the portal he can:
- register your business;
- get a certificate of a registered legal entity, branch and representative office;
- find useful information on licensing, customs services and the export / import of goods in Kazakhstan;
- apply for and obtain an electronic license for their activities.
- How to become a user of e-government portal?
EDS - necessary to ensure information security and the legitimacy of transactions. Issued when contacting the Public Service Centers.AIC Support
In the field of agro-industrial complex, state support of entrepreneurship is carried out by introducing preferential taxation for the subjects of the agroindustrial complex, providing subsidies, providing preferential loans for spring field and harvesting.
- Subsidizing the amount of VAT paid to the budget (http://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/V1500011008);
- Subsidies for reimbursement of part of the expenses incurred by the subject of the agro-industrial complex with investments (http://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/V1800017320#z7);
- Subsidies of interest rates on loans and leasing of technological equipment, for the purchase of farm animals, as well as leasing of agricultural equipment (http://adilet.zan.kz/eng/docs/V1800017741#z8).
The organization that implements the state policy to stimulate the industrial development of the agro-industrial complex is the National Managing Holding KazAgro JSC.
- Stimulating the growth of labor productivity in agriculture through industrialization and diversification.
- Participation in ensuring the country's food security through the development and regulation of the domestic food market.
- Promotion of the development and implementation of the export potential of agriculture.
- Improving the quality of corporate governance and transparency of the holding.
- Affiliated companies:
- Agrarian Credit Corporation JSC, website www.agrocredit.kz
- KazAgroFinance JSC, website www.kaf.kz
- KazAgroGarant JSC, website www.kazagrogarant.kz
- Food Contract Corporation JSC, website www.fcc.kz
- KazAgroMarketing JSC, website www.kam.kz
- JSC Fund for Financial Support of Agriculture, website www.fad.kz
- “KazAgroNim” JSC, website www.kazagroonim.kz
Learn more about the stages of development and activities of Kazagro, you can follow the link www.kazagro.kz
NC KAZAKH INVEST JSC provides comprehensive support to foreign investors from the moment of the first contact up to the project implementation phase. After becoming familiar with the investment opportunities of Kazakhstan and the potential of the relevant industry, KAZAKH INVEST, if necessary, assists in choosing a reliable Kazakhstani company that can partner with a specific project.
This process can be carried out in two directions..
On the one hand, KAZAKH INVEST regularly collects projects of Kazakhstani companies requiring investments ("niche projects"), works through each project with the applicant for compliance with international standards. For each project a teaser, business plan and financial model are developed, developed with the participation of partner organizations Deliotte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. These ready-made niche projects, behind each of which is a Kazakhstani applicant company, are offered during the negotiations to foreign investors. In case of interest, KAZAKH INVEST organizes negotiations of the Kazakh and foreign parties in Kazakhstan, or abroad.
On the other hand, often foreign investors themselves have a potential project and initiative for which KAZAKH INVEST, using the resources of central state and local executive bodies, as well as its own extensive network of regional representatives selects a suitable partner with impeccable reputation, necessary resources and competencies.
For effective implementation and support of investment projects, KAZAKH INVEST conducts post-investment monitoring of projects and provides support during the implementation of projects, including after the launch of investment projects.
All appeals of investors of any nature to the actions and omissions of state bodies are registered and considered within the framework of the investment ombudsman with the involvement of the relevant state bodies.
The mechanism for the consideration of investors' complaints within the framework of the investment ombudsman allows to ensure a systematic approach to solving current problems of investors, to identify systemic problems in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as to take preventive measures to resolve controversial issues without bringing them to trial. This is another kind of platform for dialogue with investors, designed to protect their rights and interests in extrajudicial and pre-trial procedures. As part of the investment ombudsman KAZAKH INVEST:
- considers investors' appeals on issues arising in the course of investment activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and makes recommendations for their resolution, including interacting with government bodies;.
- Organizes round tables with the participation of representatives of the Supreme Court, government agencies, investors and the business community on topical issues of improving the investment climate
- develops and makes recommendations to the authorized investment body on improving the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on investment activities. (in the areas of migration regime, attraction of foreign labor, subsoil use, tax and customs legislation, etc.);
- Conducts work on the implementation of tracking the problematic issues of investors arising in the course of investment activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan, analyzing the reasons for investors leaving the Kazakhstan market in the CRM investor relations system.
Conducts regular surveys of existing investors for ease of doing business in Kazakhstan in order to assess the satisfaction of investors' interests. At the same time, KAZAKH INVEST has a telephone hotline to support investors at +7 7172-620-620 and is free in 1442 in Kazakhstan. Investors at any time they can report problems that have arisen during the implementation of investment projects. Also the hotline is working 24/7.