Kazakh PM instructs to accelerate legislation to eliminate unnecessary requirements for businesses

Kazakh PM instructs to accelerate legislation to eliminate unnecessary requirements for businesses

The progress of work on solving problematic issues of business, as well as revision and reduction of unreasonable requirements for business entities was considered at a session chaired by Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov.

First Deputy Minister of National Economy Timur Zhaksylykov reported that analysis of regulatory acts in 26 spheres out of 44 is currently underway. It is planned to finish this work in the first quarter of 2023. At the same time, state bodies have already started the procedure of amending and supplementing by-laws and legislative acts on 18 spheres analyzed earlier, including agriculture, construction, oil extraction, transport and trade.

The prime minister drew attention to the need to expedite the analysis of regulatory acts in the remaining areas and instructed to complete this work by the end of this year. At the same time, he said, legislative changes to eliminate unnecessary requirements for business should be made promptly. 

"We need to move quickly. As for the requirements, for which there is support and confirmation of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, we should already "clean up" the legislation: remove these norms from the orders and regulations. Do not wait until the work on analysis is completed. If excessive requirements are identified, we need to take immediate measures to eliminate them so that they stop working," Alikhan Smailov said.

The meeting also considered implementation of instructions on solving problematic issues of business, including those raised at meetings of the Council of National Businessmen. 

"Businesses raise problematic issues before the Government, and we give our position on them. We may not always have a common opinion, as the government takes decisions based on the entire socio-economic situation, taking into account budget capabilities. But entrepreneurs always have an opportunity to say they disagree with something. We are open to dialogue, we will discuss these topics and take coordinated decisions," Alikhan Smailov said. 

The Prime Minister instructed to make a clear timetable for issues that are in the work of government agencies, and to ensure that they are considered jointly with the National Chamber by the end of the year. 

"We need to give dynamics to this process, to reduce the time frame for decision-making. A stitch in time saves nine: problems need to be solved now. After all, we are working to create a proper business climate so that people could launch projects, create jobs and improve the socio-economic situation in the country, and increase people's incomes. All government bodies, all our colleagues should proceed from that," Alikhan Smailov said. 

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Yerulan Zhamaubayev, Chairman of the Presidium of Atameken NCE Raimbek Batalov and others took part in the discussion.

By the press service of Kazakh PM