According to Paragraph 1 of Article 53 of The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Permits and Notifications” No. 202-V dated 16 May 2014 (hereinafter the “the Law”), this Law shall enter into force after six months from the date of first official publication. Therefore, the Law shall enter into force on 20 November 2014.

The Law provides a comprehensive list of activities that must be licensed. Legislation on licensing is divided into spheres of activity, containing types of licensed activities, which the applicant chooses on the basis of activities it intends to conduct in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Licensed activities are divided into subtypes, which are specified in the annexes to the license.

To obtain a license, an applicant company must meet qualification requirements established for this type of activity, as evidenced by findings of the authorised state bodies or peer evaluation. In addition, for certain types of licenses, reports and other state control requirements are required after it has been received. Performance of activities without the obligatory license results in administrative or criminal liability with withdrawal of the income. Therefore, compliance with the licensing legislation is important and requires a professional approach.

Our company is engaged in the registration/renewal of industry licenses, which are valid throughout the territory of Kazakhstan.

We will be glad to assist you in obtaining a license, re-registration of the license, submitting reports, and performing other respective duties.


Services

Permits:

  • consulting a leading foreign company in the sphere of information technologies on requirements for marking of computer equipment provided for by the legislations of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Customs Union;

  • advising a foreign company on requirements for marking of cosmetic products provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

  • advising a large Kazakhstani company on requirements for purchase and realisation of automobile transport in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Licensing in the Area of Industrial Activity:

  • obtaining a licence on behalf of a contracting company based in Kazakhstan for design of mining, petrochemical, oil and gas production enabling the company to further operate in the area of engineering, procurement and construction within the Caspian region;

  • obtaining a license on behalf of a contracting company based in Kazakhstan and engaged in comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction within the Caspian region for design, manufacture, installation, repair of chemical, drilling, oil-and-gas, exploration, mining, metallurgical, power equipment, flame proof electrical equipment, lifting equipment, as well as boilers with working pressures above 0.7kg/cm2 and coolant temperature above 115оС, and vessels and pipelines operating at pressures above 0.7kg/cm2;

  • Due Diligence for a large company on licenses and permits in the area of food industry;

  • advising of a foreign company on the safety requirements to machines and equipment specified by law;

  • advising of a foreign company on licenses and permits in the area of military equipment;

  • development of annual reporting and submission thereof to a licensor in the procedure specified by law;

  • advising on the issues of state control in the area of technical regulation;

  • re-registration of state license for repair of mine equipment due to the changes in legal address and production base of a large Finnish company;

  • drafting a legal opinion regarding state license on design of mining production, as well as submission of respective inquires to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

  • submission of an annual report to the Industry Committee of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the leading and oldest design institute, which is operating in the area of complex design of mining enterprises using open-cut and underground mining methods;

  • submission of the 2010 annual report to the Atomic Energy Committee for subsidiary company of a large Tunisian company;

  • submission of an annual report to the Committee of State Investigation in Oil and Gas Sector of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as drafting an application for the renewal of addendum to a license due to the changes in legal address for branch office of a marine drilling contractor, which specialises in rendering services on well construction in the Caspian Sea. 

Licensing in the Area of Nuclear Energy:

  • advising a Kazakhstani company on obligatory licensing of carriage of dangerous goods;

  • advising on licenses, approvals and permits of state authorities required for subsoil use operations;

  • assistance in filing a formal request to the Committee of State Energy Supervision of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding licensing of company’s activities ;

  • advising foreign companies on licensing of activities in the area of nuclear energy that include construction of nuclear facilities, an entire complex, individual buildings, units, systems, structures, support facilities and equipments;

  • advising foreign companies on licensing of activities in the area of nuclear energy that include special training for staff that relate to the usage of nuclear energy;

  • advising a foreign uranium company on licensing of activities in the area of transportation, import and sale of uranium. 

Licensing in the Area of Telecommunications:

  • drafting a memorandum for a foreign company on the conditions of obtaining permits in the area of communication in Kazakhstan;

  • Due Diligence for a large communication company in order to detect violations of the law of RK on the licensing and assess the risks associated with such disorders;

  • advising a major foreign company on the terms of usage of radio frequency spectrum in Kazakhstan;

  • preparation of relevant documentation to obtain a license in the area of informatisation and communication for large foreign and domestic companies;

  • assistance with obtaining telecommunication license for a Kazakh oil company;

  • advising the world’s leading IT company on the need to obtain licenses and permits for existing activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Additionally:

  • assistance to a large international law firm in preparation of the structure of the law on the regulatory approval system;

  • advising the world's leading IT company on marking of computer equipment;

  • advising foreign companies on the registration of medical equipment in Kazakhstan;

  • drafting legal opinion for a foreign trade company on import of the company’s products to Kazakhstan, as well as the procedures and conditions for certification;

  • advising foreign companies on selection of persons entitled to receive permits to engage foreign labour;

  • advising a Kazakhstani company on licensing of wholesale and retail sale of alcoholic beverages;

  • legal support of a loan agreement between a Kazakhstani company and a large Chinese bank in terms of all permits required by the legislation of Kazakhstan for construction of a gas pipeline;

  • advising a foreign company on legal requirements to purchase and maintenance of track machines;

  • advising oil companies on obtaining a license for activities associated with precursors;

  • review of existing licenses, approvals and permits from public authorities in the area of communications, precursors, safety, sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population in order to identify the missing permits and assess the relevant risks.

  • Our lawyers have experience in providing consulting services related to the issue, execution and termination of licenses and other permits issued by public authorities.Licensing in the Area of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction:advising foreign companies on construction permits;

  • preparation of documents required to obtain construction license for a Chinese construction company;

  • drafting legal opinion for a large foreign company seeking construction license for a general contractor;

  • obtaining design and construction license for a large German company;

  • legal support for Turkish company on renewal of a construction license;

  • obtaining construction license for a large Russian joint-stock company;

  • legal support for a Turkish construction company on confirmation of qualification requirements for renewal of a license;

  • renewal of a license for planning and surveying in the area of architecture, urban planning and construction activities;

  • advising foreign companies on licensing of activities in the area of architecture, urban planning and construction, including licensing of engineering and surveying works, construction and bookmark geodesic centres of urban design, architectural design of buildings and structures for the first or second and third levels of responsibility for building design, construction of roads of all categories, assembling explosive fire hazard systems, etc.

  • Additionally:advising foreign companies on registration of medical equipment in the Republic of Kazakhstan;

  • Due Diligence for a foreign trade company on import of the company’s products to Kazakhstan, as well as the procedures and conditions for certification;

  • advising foreign companies on selection of persons entitled to receive permits to engage foreign labour;

  • advising a Kazakhstani company on licensing of wholesale and retail sale of alcoholic beverages;

  • legal support of a loan agreement between a Kazakhstani company and a large Chinese bank in terms of all permits required by the legislation of Kazakhstan for construction of a gas pipeline;

  • advising oil companies on obtaining a license for activities associated with precursors;

  • review of existing licenses, approvals and permits from public authorities in the area of communications, precursors, safety, sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population in order to identify the missing permits and assess the relevant risks.

    Our lawyers have experience in providing consulting services related to the issue, execution and termination of licenses and other permits issued by public authorities.


Ratios of Components in Food Products:

  • advising a large foreign company on the maximum allowable level of certain emulsifiers in the composition of chocolate products;

  • advising a large foreign company on the maximum allowable levels of certain dyes in the chocolate products;

  • advising a large foreign company on the possibility of usage of certain ingredients in the composition in alcoholic beverages.

Name Position Contacts
Bakhodir Jabborov Managing Partner Inquire
Leila Makhmetova Counsel, Director of Environmental Law Department Inquire
Zaira Kaysar Partner, Branch Director in Atyrau and Aktobe Inquire
Gulim Ratayeva Representative in Pavlodar Inquire
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21.12.2015

Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Informatization Issues

We draw your attention to the important legal aspects in legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

27.11.2014

On 21 November 2014 the law “on the permits and notifications” cаme into legal force

16 May 2014 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law “On the Permits and Notifications”.

20.05.2014

16 May 2014 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law “On the Permits and Notifications”

16 May 2014 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law “On the Permits and Notifications” (hereinafter – the Law). The Law will regulate all issues concerning licensing, permission as well as submitting notifications to state authorities and other bodies for conducting certain type of activity.

28.02.2014

Possible Consequences of the Adoption of the Draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Permits and Notifications” For Doing Business in Kazakhstan

In keeping with GRATA’s practice of informing clients regarding important legal developments that might influence their business, we draw your attention to the following potential changes in the Kazakhstani permit system during the period of December2013 - February 2014.

26.11.2013

Reissuing of the License and/or Applications for License in the Republic of Kazakhstan

This information was prepared as a general guidance only, and should not be used as a specialized legal conclusion.

26.07.2013

Amendments to the Law on licensing activities in the field of architecture, urban planning and construction

Kazakhstani Law on licensing activities in the field of architecture, urban planning and construction has been changed.

14.06.2013

Changes in the Licensing System of the Republic of Kazakhstan

At the end of December 2012 the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan approved several legal acts in the sphere of licensing.

01.04.2013

Amendments to the Legislation of RK on registration of legal entities, branches and representative offices

On January 2013, the Law No. 60-V ZRK 'On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Issues of State Registration of Legal Entities and Record Registration of Branches and Representative Offices' was adopted.

06.09.2012

There have been few amendments in the permit system and the laws of licensing

In line with GRATA Law Firm’s practice of keeping clients informed of important legal developments, we would like to draw your attention to the review of the Law mentioned above.

16.03.2012

Qualification Requirements Specified to Certain Types (Sub-Divisions) of Licensed Activity in the Sphere of Architecture, Town-Planning and Construction: Changes Connected with the Establishment of Categories of Licensees

We would like to draw your attention to the passed changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with introduction of the new Qualification Requirements.

16.03.2012

Regulations on Attestation of Experts Carrying Out Expert Works and Engineering Services in the Sphere of Architecture, Town-Planning and Construction: Qualification Requirements and Procedure of Attestation

We would like to draw your attention to the changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with introduction into effect of the new Regulations.

16.03.2012

Since March 11, 2012 the “Regulations and Terms for Issuing Permits to Expatriate Employees for the Provision of Employment and to Employers for the Employment of Foreign Nationals” have come into effect in the Republic of Kazakhstan. In keeping with GR

The Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.

15.03.2012

Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System: Changes in the Environmental Code

The Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.

12.03.2012

Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System: Changes in the List of Activities That are Subject to Licensing

In Kazakhstan the Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.

12.03.2012

Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System: Changes in the Procedure of Licenses Issue

In Kazakhstan the Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.

01.06.2011

Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Use of Renewable Energy Sources

We would like to draw your attention to the recently enacted Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Supporting the Use of Renewable Energy Sources'

03.05.2010

Necessary State Licencing required from Enterprises in the Industrial Sphere of Activity

The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RoK) as with any other country that cares about its welfare provides various ways of protection, safety and development of its resources.


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Leila Makhmetova

Counsel, Director of Environmental Law Department

Almaty

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