The government of Kazakhstan proposes forming and maintaining a single register of domestically produced goods, suppliers of which will be able to qualify for various measures of state support, QazMonitor reports citing primeminister.kz.
Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov held a meeting on improving the effectiveness of state support mechanisms for domestic producers and discussed new approaches to confirming the domestic origin of goods.
The register will admit products that meet specific production and technological conditions, such as having design documentation, production areas, equipment, and qualified personnel. This approach will eliminate the need for paid certificates of origin and the associated requirements for state support for imported goods. Furthermore, by automating and digitalizing several processes, the burden on domestic companies exporting to other countries is expected to decrease.
Smailov emphasized that the development of this new system should continue in close cooperation with the National Chamber of Commerce and industry associations.
“It is necessary to ensure integration of the register with the databases of government agencies so that businesses wouldn’t have to confirm their presence with additional disclosures. In general, the register should become a single point of reliable information on the origin of goods and should work in the interests of conscientious businesses,” said Smailov.