According to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Permits and Notifications” No. 202-V dated 16 May 2014 (the “Law”)the following shall be subject to licensing in the area of nuclear energy:

  • works related to life cycle stages of nuclear facilities;
  • radioactive waste management;
  • special training for staff who responsible for ensuring nuclear and radiation safety;
  • activities on the territories of former nuclear test sites and other areas contaminated as a result of nuclear explosions;
  • provision of services in the area of nuclear energy;
  • handling of devices and installations generating ionising radiation;
  • handling of radioactive substances, devices and installations that contain radioactive substances;
  • transportation of nuclear materials (including transit), radioactive substances, radioisotope sources of ionising radiation, radioactive waste within the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • physical protection of nuclear facilities and nuclear materials;
  • handling of nuclear materials.

Under Article 36 of the Law, licensing in in the area of nuclear energy shall be performed with respect to the types of devices, installations, materials, substances and wastes defined in the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Use of Nuclear Energy”. The annexe to the license as conditions for issuing a license indicates the type of devices, installations, materials, substances and wastes with which the licensee conducts work.

In addition, the Law (Annex No.1) amended the list of types and sub-types subjected to licensing in the area of nuclear energy. In this regard, according to Article 52 of the law licenses issued before the law will go into force shall be re-issued within six months after the date of entry into legal force of the Law to the licenses with duration’s limit under Annex No.1 of the Law.

Thus, starting from 20 November 2014,  the companies that have licenses in the Area of Nuclear Energy, shall re-issue such licenses before 20 May 2015.

Our company is engaged in registration/renewal of licenses in the area of nuclear energy usage, which are valid throughout the territory of Kazakhstan. We will be glad to assist you in obtaining a license, re-registration thereof, submitting reports and performing other respective duties.

  • 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.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'


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