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Astana, Kazakhstan • 30 December 2022

Kazakhstan to Exempt Imported Electric Cars from Custom Duties and Taxes

Permanent residents may register one vehicle for personal use

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In accordance with the decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), electric cars imported to Kazakhstan will be exempt from customs duties and taxes within a certain quota, QazMonitor reports citing Tengrinews.

The representative of the department of state revenue for Almaty and the chief specialist of the Almaty-CCC customs post Azamat Abdulov spoke on the details of the import quota.

“[The quota] in 2023 is 15,000 units per country. It’s a good volume for our republic,” said Abdulov.

According to him, the rule is valid for any Kazakh citizen permanently residing in the country if the vehicle is purchased for personal use. An individual can register only one vehicle under the quota.

“However, there are certain conditions for exemption. The owner has no right to sell these vehicles in the Russian Federation within the three-year period,” explained the representative.

The rule will be in power until December 31, 2023.

Abdulov added that last year the EEC set a quota of 10,000 electric cars for Kazakhstan, but at the moment there is little demand for electric cars in the country.

To incentivize sales of electric cars, the government is considering introducing free parking spaces in paid parking lots for owners of such vehicles.

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