In Kazakhstan the Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System (aimed at liberalisation of business by reduction of administrative burdens and permits) became effective from 30 January 2012.
In line with GRATA Law Firm’s practice of keeping clients informed of important legal developments that might influence their business, we would like to draw your attention to prospective changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with entry into force of the new Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System.
On the 15th July 2011 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System (hereinafter – the “Law on Amendments”), which became effective from 30 January 2012.
The Law on Amendments amended 54 Kazakh Laws, including the Environmental Code, the Tax Code, the Land Code, the Code on Administrative Offences, the Law on Licensing, the Law on Architecture, Town-Planning and Construction Activity, the Law on Industrial Safety and many others.
Some of the most important changes introduced by the Law on Amendments to the Law on Licensing in a part of the procedure of licenses issue are summarized below.
II. AMENDMENTS INTRODUCED TO THE LAW ON LICENSING
1. A new requirement on submitting to the licensor the information on branches and representative offices of licensee is introduced.
2. Carrying out of the activity without the relevant license is allowed for a period no more than 45 business days from the day of entry into force of the qualifying requirements for new types of licensed activity under the condition of submitting of documents for license (annex) issue in accordance with the established procedure.
3. The Law on Amendments provides for exemption from licensing for types of activity, included in a unified technological process and (or) that are the necessary element of execution of the type of activity.
4. In relation to the procedure of licenses issue.
The Law on Amendments represents a significant step toward the improvement of the existing permitting system of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The realisation of this Law will result in reduction of quantity of licenses that will simplify the existing position of most companies carrying out economic activity.
Zarina SyzdykovaJunior LawyerGRATA Law Firm
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