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TOP REASONS TO INVEST IN KAZAKHSTAN. National Export and Investment Agency. Gaukhar Zainullina Regional Director. Country overview. Political status: Republic Area of land: 2.7 mln . sq. km Capital city: Astana Population: 16,5 million Key Economy Information, 2009

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Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

TOP REASONS TO

INVEST IN KAZAKHSTAN

National Export and Investment Agency

Gaukhar Zainullina

Regional Director


Country overview

Country overview

  • Political status: Republic

  • Area of land: 2.7 mln. sq. km

  • Capital city: Astana

  • Population: 16,5 million

  • Key Economy Information, 2009

    • GDP/GDP per capita: USD 134 bln/USD 8,547

    • Industry Production: 85bln. USD

    • Trade turnover: 109bln. USD

    • Export: 71.2 bln. USD

    • Import: 37.9 bln. USD

  • Main religions: Islam, Russian Orthodox

  • Main languages

  • Kazakh (state language)

  • Russian (official/business language)

  • Key ethnic groups

  • Kazakh: 65%

  • Russian: 25%

  • Ukrainian: 2.9%

  • Uzbek: 2.8%

  • German: 1.5%

  • Korean:0.7%

  • Currency: Tenge (KZT, USD 1 = ~ KZT 150)

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Source: KazStat


Preferable geographic location gateway between europe and asia

Preferable Geographic Location: Gateway between Europe and Asia

Location features

Gate to Russian and European market

Russia

  • Strategic location between European and Asian business centers

  • Main transit area in region

  • Surrounded by attractive markets – China and Russia

  • 3 out of 4 Eurasian rail corridors go through Kazakhstan

Europe

Kazakhstan

China

Middle East

India

Gate to China, India and South-East Asia


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

Stable Macroeconomic Environment

Source: KazStat


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

Inward FDI Performance

Gross inflow of FDI to Kazakhstan from 1993 – 102,9 bln. USD

Investor Protection

Main investors by gross inflow of FDI in 1993 – 2009

Source: Doing Business 2010


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

World’s Leading Reformer

Doing business 2010

Global competitive Index 2009-2010


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

State Forced Industrial and Innovative Development Program:

Priority sectors

State Forced Industrial and Innovative Development Program

Agriculture complex and agricultural production

Construction industry and production of construction materials

Oil refining industry and oil and gas infrastructure

Chemical, pharmaceutical industries

Metallurgy development and production of final metallic products

Uranium industry

Light industry

Purpose:

To diversify and enhance the competiveness of Kazakhstan economy and increase GDP by the year of 2015 by 7 trillion tenge or approximately 50% of 2008 GDP.

Energy

Transportation and telecommunication infrastructure

Space industry

Tourism

  • Objectives:

  • Concentration country’s resources on development of economy’s priority sectors;

  • Creation of favorable macro and investment climate;

  • Enhance of national economy production;

  • Support of export oriented industries and innovative manufacturing.

Machinery and equipment building


Access to new markets kazakhstan russia and belarus customs union from january 1 2010

Access to New Markets: Kazakhstan,Russia and Belarus Customs Union from January 1, 2010

Russia

Advantages for potential investors:

SIMILAR TRADE RULES

1. Single custom’s territory;

2. Single foreign trade policy;

3. Single custom’s legislation, single custom code;

4. Free goods mobility inside single

custom’s union

Market capacity – around 170million people

Total GDP of almost 2 trillion USD

Kazakhstan

Belarus

INCENTIVES FOR THE INVESTORS

Exemption from import customs duties on import of

non-produced technological equipment and raw materials in Kazakhstan in the implementation of investment projects. Kazakhstan has more liberal taxation for opening and doing

business comparing with Russia and Belarus.


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

Developing Infrastructure: “Western Europe – Western China”

International Transit Corridor

LEGEND

International Transport

Logistic Centre

Communicator

Operator

ALMATY

Communication centre

Korday

Base station of trunking communication

Russia

ASTANA

Martuk

Russia

Karabutak

Khromtau

Aralsk

Saryozek

Khorgos

Kyzylorda

Baykonyr

Korday

China

Almaty

Taraz

Shymkent

Uzbekistan

Turkmenistan

Kyrgyzstan


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

Strong Partners to Cooperate: Development Institutes

National welfare fund “Samruk-Kazyna”

(national companies and development institutions in railway, energy, oil and gas, telecommunications sectors)

National holding "KazAgro"

Investment Fund of Kazakhstan

Development Bank of Kazakhstan

Entrepreneurship Development Fund

Kazyna Capital Management

State Insurance Corporation

National Innovation Fund


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

Strong Partners to Cooperate: Special Economic Zones

SEZ «Burabay»

SEZ «Astana -

New city»

SEZ «Petrochemical

park»

SEZ

«Ontystik»

SEZ «Marine Port

Aqtau»

SEZ «IT Park»

  • LEGEND:

  • construction

  • high-tech industries

  • IT, software

  • textile

  • petrochemicals

  • tourism


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

Incentives Given in Special Economic Zones

Operating Incentives

Proposed Incentives

  • guaranteeing SEZ participants tax regime stability during project implementation;

  • introduction of a special regime for foreign labor imports to SEZ;

  • introduction of “one-stop shop” service for SEZ participants.

  • Exemption from VAT for selling Kazakhstani goods on SEZ territory for consumption when performing SEZ-specific activity

  • Increasing marginal rate of depreciation for taxing software

  • Exemption from land rent on SEZ territory for terms determined by agreement but no longer than 10 years since receiving right of temporary use

  • Tax Code of RK:

  • exemption from corporate tax

  • exemption from land tax

  • exemption from property tax

  • Customs Code of RK:

  • Exemption from custom duties on SEZ territory


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

Additional Incentives Proposed in Special Economic Zones

For SEZ “Astana – New City”:

Decrease of existing 20 per cent corporate tax for “construction and putting into operation infrastructural objects, administrative and residential complexes in accordance with construction documents”.

Use 0 rate of land tax.

Decrease property tax rate from 0.5 per cent for individuals, 1.5 per cent for legal entities up to 0 per cent

Decrease of VAT when selling goods and equipment fully consumed for building and putting into operation infrastructural objects, administrative and residential complexes.

For SEZ “IT Park Alatau”:

Increase marginal rate of depreciation charges.


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

Investment Preferences

Waiving of import duties

Machinery

Equipment

Favorable tax regime

State grants in kind

Corporate tax rate is down to 20%

Land

VAT tax rate is down to 12%

Buildings

Special order for entrance visa issue for foreign experts and for foreign labor

Minimal long-term

purchasecontract

from state and national companies

INVESTOR

Machinery

Reduction of taxable income for corporate income tax

Equipment

  • Support measures under the «Business – 2020» Road Map:

  • Subsidizing interest rates on loans

  • Partial loan guarantees

  • Development of industrial infrastructure


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

National Agency for Export and Investments «KAZNEX INVEST» – your partner in Kazakhstan

Creation of favorable climate

Promotion of investment opportunities

Ministry of Industry and New Technologies

one-stop

shop

KAZNEX INVEST

Support of foreign investors and providing services

INVESTOR

Investor protection

Export promotion

Our contacts:

www.kaznex.kz

Tel.: +7 (7172) 791-718

Fax: +7 (7172) 791-719

E-mail: [email protected]


Top reasons to invest in kazakhstan

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