Foreign investors support measures

 

INVESTMENT PREFERENCES

 

I. Pursuant to the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan investment preferences are targeted benefits granted under the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan to:

 

1) Legal entities which are implementing investment projects;

 

2) Legal entities - leasing companies that import technological equipment under the financial leasing agreement in frames of an investment project.

 

Legal entity of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall mean a legal entity, also an entity with foreign shareholding, organized under the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 

II.The following investment preferences shall be granted under the investment project:

 

1) Exemption from customs duties and exemption of import from VAT;

 

2) State in-kind grants- maximum size is thirty (30) per cent of total volume of investments into the fixed assets of a legal entity of the Republic of Kazakhstan (land plots, buildings, erections, machinery and equipment, computing equipment, measurement and control devices and appliances, transport means (except for cards), production and organization stock).

 

III.The following investment preferences shall be granted under the investment priority project:

 

1)Tax incentives:

 

a.Reduction of corporate income tax by 100%;

 

b.Land tax at zero (0) rate;

 

c.Property tax at zero (0) rate.

 

2) Investment subsidy;

 

3) Exemption from investment customs duties;

 

4) State in-kind grants.

 

IV. The tax incentives are granted under the investment strategic project.

 

V. Exemption from the import customs duties shall granted under investment strategic project.

 

*Investment priority project criteria:

 

-Compliance with the list of business activities;

 

-Newly organized legal entity and investments amount not less than 2 mln. Monthly calculation index, as provided in the republic budget established annualy

 

You can get more information on investment preferences in Investment Support Service at +7 7172 620 665.

 

 

 

Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

 


Under the “Road Map for Business 2020”, small and medium-sized enterprises will be provided with the following types of state support:

 

  • Subsidized interest on loans;

  • Loan guarantees;

  • Assistance in developing production (industrial) infrastructure;

  • Services to support businesses (consulting, legal, accounting, etc.);

  • Training of personnel.

 

To receive state support it is necessary to apply to the akimat of the region or city of national significance.

 


Akimats' contact details

 

Akimat of Akmola region:
Tel: +7 (7162) 29-72-71, 29-72-51, 29-72-49, 29-72-43, 29-72-44
Fax: +7 (7162) 29-73-10
Address: 83 Abay street, Kokshetau
E-mail:
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www.akmo.gov.kz

Akimat of Kyzylorda region:
Tel: +7 (7242) 40-11-91,
Fax: +7 (7242) 60-55-70,
Address: 1 Sultan Beybaris street, Kyzylorda,
E-mail:
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www.e-kyzylorda.gov.kz

Akimat of Aktobe region:
Tel: +7 (7132) 56- 48-20, 54-36-30, 56-77-82
 
Fax: +7 (7132) 56-47-58
 
Address: 40 Abylkhair Khan avenue, Aktobe
E-mail:
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www.aktobe.gov.kz

Akimat of North-Kazakhstan region:
Tel: +7 7152 46-36-35
 
Fax: +7 7152 46-36-35
Address: 58 Konstitutsiya street, Petropavlovsk
 
E-mail:
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www.sko.gov.kz

Akimat of Almaty region:
Tel.: +7 (7282) 27-19-75
Fax: +7 (7282) 27-07-43
Address: 38 Tauelsizdik street, Taldykorgan
E-mail:
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www.zhetysu.gov.kz

Akimat of South-Kazakhstan region:
Tel: +7 (7252) 55-00-03, 53-26-43, 53-00-15
 
Address: Astana avenue, Shymkent
 
E-mail:
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www.ontustik.gov.kz

Akimat of Atyrau region:
Tel.: +7 (7122) 35-40-92
Fax: +7 (7122) 35-50-30
Address: 77 Aiteke bi street, Atyrau
E-mail:
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www.atyrau.gov.kz

Akimat of Kostanay region:
Tel.: +7 (7142) 57-50-01, 57-50-02
Fax: +7 (7142) 57-50-85
Address: 66 Al-Farabi avenue, Kostanay
E-mail:
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www.kostanay.gov.kz

Akimat of East-Kazakhstan region:
Tel: +7 (7232) 26-42-42,
Fax: +7 (7232) 26-13-63,
Address: 40 Gorkiy street, Ust-Kamenogorsk
E-mail:
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www.akimvko.gov.kz

Akimat of West-Kazakhstan region:
Tel.: +7 (7112) 51-25-31, 51-17-09,
Fax: +7 (7112) 51-06-26,
Address: 179 Dostyk avenue, Uralsk
E-mail:
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www.bko.gov.kz

Akimat of Zhambyl region:
Tel: +7 (7262) 43-18-22
Fax: +7 (7262) 45-46-28
Address:125 Abay street, Taraz
E-mail:
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www.zhambyl.gov.kz

Akimat of Mangystau region:
Tel.: +7 (7292) 31-53-65
 
Fax: +7 (7292) 43-45-52
Address: Building №1, 14th micro-district, Aktau
E-mail:
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www.mangystau.gov.kz

Akimat of Karagandy region:
Tel.: +7 (7212) 50-15-32, 42-11-70, 42-10-95
Fax: +7 (7212) 42-10-67, 42-11-90
Address: 13 Alikhanov street, Karagandy
E-mail:
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www.karaganda-region.gov.kz

Akimat of Pavlodar region:
Tel.: +7 (7182) 32-34-22,
Fax: +7 (7182) 32-32-06, 32-41-07
Address: 49 Akademik Satpayev street, Pavlodar
E-mail:
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www.pavlodar.gov.kz

 

 

Institutional and Financial Support

 


"Samruk-Kazyna" National Welfare Fund" JSC

 

National welfare fund is to provide maximum support to the Government of Kazakhstan, promptly solving the issues of investment attraction to industries, active work in the regions, strengthening inter-industry and inter-regional links.
The Fund’s main goal is to manage shares it owns in the national development institutes, national companies and other legal entities in order to maximize their long-term worth and increase competitiveness at international markets.
The Fund’s key activity is to contribute to modernization and diversification of the national economy, within the scope of State program of accelerated industrial-innovative development as well.

 

The Fund invests heavily into national economy and especially into priority sectors such as:

 

  • Oil and gas

  • Energy

  • Metallurgy

  • Chemicals, petrochemicals

  • Infrastructure.

 

The Fund’s subsidiaries:

 

 

www.sk.kz

 


 

«National managing holding «Baiterek» JSC

 

«NMH «Baiterek» JSC is the national managing holding with the primary objective to manage shares of stocks (shares of interests) of national development institutes, national companies and other legal entities owned under the right of ownership or transferred to for trust management.

 

The Holding was established with the purpose of optimization in the management system of development institutions, financial organizations and development of the national economy by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan No.571 of 22 May 2013. 

 

One of the key tasks of the Holding is ensuring effective and mutually complementary operation of the group of companies included in it.

 


 

The Holding’s structure includes 11 subsidiaries:

 

- Development institutions providing finance, investment and export support to large projects and enterprises, implementation of State program for industrial and innovative development for2014-2019: Development Bank of Kazakhstan JSC, KazynaCapitalManagement JSC, Investment Fund of Kazakhstan JSC, KazExportGarant Insurance Corporation JSC and Center for State and Private Partnership Projects Support LLP.

 

 

 

Kazakhstan Development Bank” JSC

 

JSC “Kazakhstan Development Bank” (KDB) is a state financial development institute that provides medium- and long-term financing of investment projects, leasing operations, and trade financing for export operations in priority sectors of the economy.
As of beginning of 2011 with the Bank’s financing 62 new and modernized production lines and infrastructure objects worth $3.3 billion with the Banks’ share of $1.6 billion were put into operation.

 

Mission

 

  • To promote sustainable development of the national economy through investments to non-energy sector of the country.

 

Vision

 

  • Leading operator of the country by assessment and structuring of large infrastructure and industrial projects for private sector and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

  • specialized development establishment, providing timely and sufficient financing of projects in industry and infrastructure;

  • financial establishment on providing best financing in the national currency;

  • one of the largest financial establishments of Kazakhstan by the amount of assets with recognized authority at international markets;

  • the major agent for raising long term and inexpensive funds and investments for corporative customers.

 

Goals

 

  • To improve and to raise efficiency of public investment activity, to develop industrial infrastructure and processing industry, to facilitate in raising external and internal investments to the economy of the country.

 

Objectives

 

Raising direct investments to economy:

 

  • Credit ratings of the DBK: raising of «long» and «cheap» money;

  • Reliable partner: quality expertise and administrative support;

  • Significant experience: agent of state programs.

 


 

Kazakhstan Development Bank” JSC

 

Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Yessil region,
Orynbor street 10 (“Kazyna Tower” building)
Tel.: +7 (7172) 79 26 79
Fax: +7 (7172) 79 26 38

 

Republic of Kazakhstan, 050000, Almaty city
“Nurly Tau” business center, Al-Farabi 19, Bloc 1B, office 204.
Tel.: +7(7273) 110 470
Fax: +7 (7273) 110 470

 

www.kdb.kz

 


 

"Kazakhstan Investment Fund" JSC

 

The Fund’s goal – contributing to implementation of industrial-innovative policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan by means of making and attracting investments to projects of perspective companies, rendering financial assistance to the private sector initiatives aimed at creating competitive manufacturing industries.
The main tool employed by the Fund is equity participation of investment recipient company.

 

The Fund’s aims:
1.Investment into equity capital of newly created and existing companies engaged in processing, producing competitive goods, and providing services to industrial companies;

2.Promotion of private investments into non-oil sectors of the economy by means of co-financing investment projects (equity financing) and participating in the respective projects management;
3. Contribution to increase in investment activity of Kazakhstani organizations abroad by co-financing investment projects outside of the Republic of Kazakhstan if the projects related to cooperation between domestic and foreign companies developing adjacent productions.

 


 

"Kazakhstan Investment Fund" JSC
050010, Almaty, Kazakhstan 
Zenkova str. 80
Tel.: +7 (727) 2598 131, 2588 333
Fax: +7 (727) 2583 799
e-mail: 
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www.ifk.kz

 


 

"National Agency for Technological Development" JSC

 

National Agency for Technological Development" Joint Stock Company (hereinafter – Agency) was founded with one hundred percent state participation in the share capital and Agency is the successor of "National Innovation Fund "JSC.
The agency was created to assist in the coordination process of innovation development and provision of government support measures.

 

Main activities:

 

  • Development of the commercialization system

  • Development of an effective innovation infrastructure

  • Administration of service tools designed to support innovation

  • Investment support for innovative projects

  • Promotion of innovation process

 


 

"National Agency for Technological Development" JSC
Republic of Kazakhstan, 010000, Astana
Dostyk Str. 18, "Moskow" business centre, floor #7
Tel.: +7 (7172) 571 012, 571 014, 571 018
Fax: +7 (7172) 517 021
E-mail: 
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www.natd.gov.kz

 


 

JSC “Damu” Entrepreneurship development Fund”

 

The “Damu” Fund’s mission is to assist to high quality development of small and medium enterprises in Kazakhstan.
The main goals of “Damu” Fund are:
1) Contributing to increase in active enterprises and number of jobs by providing finances to all perspective SMEs;
2) Contributing to development of entrepreneurship in non-oil sectors of the economy;
3) Enhancing SME skills and involving people in entrepreneurship .

 

The main tools of “Damu” Fund for entrepreneurship are financing enterprises through second-tier banks, subsidizing interest rates, giving guarantees to banks, concessionary financing for leasing operations and microcredit institutions, as well as rendering non-financial support (training, consulting, information and analytical support).
“Damu” Fund is a main state institute for entrepreneurship development and has representative offices in all 14 regions of the country, in Almaty and Astana cities.

 


 

JSC “Damu” Entrepreneurship development Fund”
050004, Republic of Kazakhstan 
Almaty, Gogol street, 111
Tel.: +7 (727) 244-55-66
Fax: +7 (727) 244-83-41
E-mail: 
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www.damu.kz

 


 

"Kazyna Capital Management" JSC

 

Kazyna Capital Management is created with the aim of attracting foreign capital to establish direct investment funds, which will be source of funds for Kazakh companies. KCM encourages development of direct investments market and introduction of best practices of asset management in Kazakhstan.

 

Goals:

 

  • Increase in investment activity of private domestic and foreign capital in non-oil sectors of the economy and creation of competitive productions;

  • Institutional development of direct investments market, industry of professional companies;

  • Systematic development of private-public partnership and infrastructure projects to reach the aims of state policy while considering private business interest.

 

Aims:

 

  • Participating in state programs through equity capital of domestic and foreign funds and project companies;

  • Attracting largest institutional investors to Kazakhstan, and stimulation of domestic investors to co-finance non-oil sectors of the economy;

  • Involvement of leading experienced international organizations and managing companies with stable rate of return as strategic partners;

  • Selection the most attractive from Kazakhstan’s economy viewpoint foreign assets through equity capital of international investment funds and project companies.

 

At the moment Kazyna Capital Management is a shareholder in 9 investment funds: Aureos Central Asia Fund, Falah Growth Fund, Kazakhstan Growth Fund, Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund,CITIC Kazyna Investment Fund, ADM Kazakhstan Capital Restructuring Fund, Kazakhstan Hong Kong Development Fund, Wolfenson Capital Partners, Kazakh-Tajik direct investment fund.

 


 

"Kazyna Capital Management" JSC
050020, Almaty, Dostyk avenue, 291/3
а, 2 floor.
Tel: +7 (727) 334 1417
Fax: +7 (727) 334 1418
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www.kcm-kazyna.kz

 


 

"KazExportGarant" Export-credit insurance corporation" JSC

 

JSC “Export-credit Insurance Corporation" KazExportGarant has the status of export-credit agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan and provides financial and insurance support for export enterprises of non-oil sectors of the economy in the following areas:

 

  • Export insurance of non-oil products and services;

  • Insurance of direct investment abroad;

  • Insurance of banking products (documentary credits and guarantees);

  • The provision of export trade financing by issuing conditional inputs;

  • Providing advisory services on foreign trade.

 

To increase the capacity of the domestic insurance market and the proportion of local content KazExportGarant also carries reinsurance services in the field of "general insurance".

 

"KazExportGarant" Export-credit insurance corporation" JSC
2nd floor, 80 Zenkova str., Almaty
Tel. +7 (727) 250 00 21
E-mail: 
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www.keg.kz

 


 

"Kazakhstan Industry Development Institute" JSC

 

Mission:

 

Promotion of industrial-innovative development of the country through scientific and methodological informational and analytical support, practical recommendations for making decisions on industrial policy in Kazakhstan.

 

The main tasks:

 

  • research in the field of industrial policy, modernization and diversification of Kazakh enterprises, improving the competitiveness of manufacturing industries and innovation;

  • study of theoretical, methodological and practical issues of industrial development;

  • Study the economic factors of restructuring industries and the development of inter-sectoral cooperation, development of measures to stimulate and support the restructuring and inter-sectoral cooperation in the industry;

  • Development of techniques and practical guidance on assessment and monitoring of economic indicators of industrial development;

  • preparation of proposals for the integration of segments of industries in Kazakhstan in the global industrial and economic system, international cooperation in the sphere of industrial production;

  • preparation of proposals for optimal placement of industries, cluster development, creation of special economic and industrial zones;

  • forecast of major developments in industries.

 

Key products:

 

  • analytical reports, information and analysis, forecasts and surveys;

  • expert review of program documents, investment projects;

  • expert advice and expertise;

  • techniques, tutorials and other documents;

  • economic and mathematical models, databases, and monitoring the development of industry by sectors and regions;

  • organization of round tables, seminars and conferences.

 


 

"Kazakhstan Industry Development Institute" JSC
25 Syganak str., Astana,
Republic of Kazakhstan, 010 000
Tel: (7172) 79-64-60 
E-mail: 
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www.kidi.kz

 


 

KazAgro” National management holding” JSC

 

Mission
The mission of the Holding is implementation of the state policy on stimulating industrial development of agro-industrial complex on principles of effectiveness, transparency and effective corporate management of the Holding’s structures.

 

Strategic directions of development
1. Stimulating labour productivity increase in agro-industrial complex through industrialization and diversification.
2. Participation in food security of the country by means of internal food market development and regulation.
3. Facilitation in development and implementation of export potential of agro-industrial complex.
4. Increase of corporate management quality and transparency of the Holding’s activities.

 

Investment and lending activities of the Holding:

 

  • Loans for spring-field and harvesting

  • Loans for purchase of agricultural and special machinery and equipment

  • Loans for purchase of farm animals

  • Loans for working capital and acquisition of fixed assets

  • Loans for construction, reconstruction and repair

  • Lending to create a network and expansion of existing dairy farms, poultry farms, greenhouses and vegetable stores

  • Loans for development of production of fruit, technical, and oilseed crops using drip irrigation

  • Loans for the establishment of production on the assembly of agricultural machinery

  • Loans for the development of forage production

  • Loans for creation a network of breeding farms, to create a network of cattle feedlots

  • Loans for creation meat-processing complex

  • Loans for creation a network of slaughterhouses

  • Loans for development of production and processing of fine wool

  • Lending to organize production of deep processing of grain

  • Loans for construction and modernization of grain storage

  • Loans for purchase, construction and operation of mini greenhouses

  • Loans to rural credit cooperatives

  • Loans to rural consumer cooperatives

 

Subsidiaries:

 

 

KazAgro” National management holding” JSC
24 Republic str., Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7 (7172) 70 56 20
Fax: +7 (7172) 70 56 89

 

www.kazagro.kz

 


 

JSC "National Agency for the Development of Local Content “NADLoC”

 

Purpose of the Company: creating the conditions for promotion of domestic goods, works and services in the domestic market.

 

Objectives of the Company are to:

 

  • Form and maintain the database of products, services, suppliers and providers;

  • Maintain information systems “Registry of goods, works and services used in mining” and “Registry of their suppliers and providers” and the Internet - Portal “Kazakhstan Local Content”;

  • Assist in conclusion of long-term contracts and development of promising and competitive products;

  • Provide information, analytical and advisory services regarding the local content;

  • Provide services to the Authorized Body in the field of public support to partially reimburse the costs of industrial innovation activities and promotion of products and services of industrial innovation facilities in the domestic market;

  • Implement experts’ assessment regarding the local content.

 

JSC "National Agency for the Development of Local Content “NADLoC”

 

The Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, 
Turan Str., 18, “Turan 18” Business Center, 4
th floor, block “B”
Phone / fax: + 7 (7172) 79-95-15 (Reception) 
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www.nadloc.kz

 

 

 

Foreign Investors’ Council

 


Foreign Investors’ Council chaired by the President of Kazakhstan – consultative advisory board under the President of Kazakhstan.

 

The Council is aimed to:

 

  • provide and develop direct dialog with investors operating in Kazakhstan

  • settle the problems related investment activity promptly

 


 

The Council develops and submits recommendations on investment activity in Kazakhstan to the President and the Government of Kazakhstan.
Council meeting takes place once a year and is chaired by the Head of State.
The Council consists of:

the heads of the state authorities 
from Kazakhstan side
the heads of international financial and economic institutions, large foreign companies and corporations operating in Kazakhstan from 
foreign side
The Council’s labor authority is represented by the Investments Committee of the Ministry for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan.
Foreign members of the Council established “Kazakhstan Council of Foreign Investors” association which includes all foreign companies as part of the Council.

 

 

 

Contact details of “Kazakhstan Council of Foreign Investors” association:
Office 31/2, floor 3, “Kaskad” Business Center, 6/1 Kabanbay Batyr avenue, Astana. 
Tel.: +7 7172 925550, fax: + 7 7172 925553,
e-mail: 
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ONE STOP SHOP” for investors

 

ONE STOP SHOP” principle for investors means a centralized form of assistance by the body authorized for investments to investors in obtaining public services; it is aimed at minimizing the investors’ involvement in collection and preparation of documents and limiting their direct contact with the public authorities. In order to obtain all the necessary public services on the principle of “single window” or receive an advice on the matters arising in the course of investment activity, the investor are enough to apply to the Investors' Service Center at the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana or to the 19 Investors’ Service Sectors under the non-profit Joint-Stock Company “Government for citizens” State Corporation” in all regions of the Republic.

 


 

Tasks of “one window” for investors:

 

  • receipt and advising on public services available;

  • assistance in preparation and execution of documents necessary to obtain public services;

  • assistance in execution of electronic digital signature, electronic applications and other documents;

  • supporting investor in central and local executive authorities to obtain public services.

 


 

Contacts:
Investors' Service Center: Astana, Kabanbai Batyr St., 32/1, Transport Tower building.
Call-center: 8 (7172) 75-45-40

 

 

 

Information functional module of “single window” for investors: www.isc.baseinvest.kz

 


 

Addresses of the Investors’ Service Sectors in the regions:

 

City/Region

Department

Address

1

Astana city

Esil district department
(1 department of Astana city)

Business-centre «Sankt-Peterburg», 20, Dostyk str.

Esil district department
(7 department of Astana city)

7, Sauran str.

2

Almaty city

Medeu district department

44, Markov str.

Bostandyk district department

9A, Hodzhanov str.

Auezov district department

51, Dzhandosov str.

3

Akmola region

Kokshetau city department #2

96, Abay str.

4

Aktobe region

Aktobe department # 1

109, Turgenev str.

5

Almaty region

Taldykorgan city department

67 B, Tauyelsyzdyk str.

6

Atyrau region

Atyrau city department #1

23, Satpayev str.

7

East Kazakhstan region

Oskemen city department #3

37a, Belinskii str.

8

Jambyl region

Taraz city department #1

158 A, Koigeldy str.

9

West Kazakhstan region

Oral city department #1

81, Jambyl str.

10

Karagandy region

Karagandy city department #7

10/5, Tatimbet str.

11

Kostanay region

Kostanay city department #1

114, Taran str.

12

Kyzylorda region

Kyzylorda city department #1

2e Muratbayev str.

13

Mangystau region

Aktau city department

67-6, 15th Microdistrict

14

Pavlodar region

Pavlodar city department #3

48, Pavlov str.

15

North Kazakhstan region

Petripavl city department #1

157, Auezov str.

16

South Kazakhstan region

Shymkent city department #2

1g, Madeli Kozha str.