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Kazakh Approach to the Taxation of Foreign Companies Engaged in E-Commerce and E-Services
In January 2022, Kazakhstan introduces the obligation on the VAT payment by foreign companies that are engaged in e-commerce with goods or provide e-services to individuals. The Law, dated 10 December 2020, No. 382-VI supplemented the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On Taxes and Other Obligatory Payments to the Budget’ (hereinafter - the ‘Tax Code’)’ with a new ‘Section 25.  Features of Taxation of Foreign Companies When Engaging in E-Commerce with Goods, Providing E-Services to Individuals’.
Franchise regulations in Mongolia
There are several ways to start a business, including finding and running a new business, buying an existing business, or buying a franchise, etc. Nowadays, buying a franchise is the most commonly used form. Under a franchise agreement, a franchisor undertakes to grant to the franchisee a license established in accordance with the procedure, for the use of its intangible assets such as the firm's name, trademarks or service marks, industrial design, packaging, as well as business management systems, planning, communications, and principal guidelines on the procurement of goods and services.
Changes to the Labour Code of Kazakhstan Regarding Outstaffing Issues
This is to inform you that on 19 December 2020, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On the Introduction of the Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on outstaffing services’ (hereinafter – the ‘Law’). Pursuant to the Law, the Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The Kazakh tax authorities approach towards the dividends tax exemption
This article covers such sensitive topic as tax exemption of dividends distributed by a Kazakh company in address of its foreign shareholders (participants). In particular, the recent tendency in the approach of the Kazakh tax authorities adopted in this regard.
Legal alert: Mongolia acceded to the Asia Pacific trade agreement
On 29 September 2020, Mongolia acceded to the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) as its seventh member by depositing the instrument of accession after long negotiation and domestic procedures. Initially, Mongolia expressed its interest to join the APTA in 2009 . As prerequisite for the accession, it had conducted several negotiations with member countries (the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Republic of Korea, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka), as well as adopted the Law on Ratification of Asia Pacific Trade Agreement on 12, December 2019 . The Agreement will be effective from 1 January 2021.
Impact of COVID-19 and its prevention measures on Mongolian economy
According to the latest update on national statistics, the Mongolian economy has shrunk by 10,7% in connection with the pandemic. The primary condition for the shrink is the decrease in the export of coal, copper and zinc concentrate, and oil due to declining demand for mineral resources in connection with the slowdown of Chinese economy, as the dependence from China is substantial. Following this, the current account deficit reached 767.0 million USD, increased by 368.9 million USD as of the first quarter compare to the same period of the previous year.
Support of export and import during the period of combating the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19)
The Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan ‘On priority measures to mitigate the negative impact on sectors of the economy by the coronavirus pandemic and global crises’ No. UP-5969 dated March 19, 2020, envisages a number of measures to mitigate possible negative consequences for business entities and citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Approach to Force Majeure in Belarus
The exclusive right to attest to the existence of force-majeure circumstances in Belarus belongs to the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (hereinafter - BelCCI).
A new level for retailers
On January 1, 2019, Federal law No. 488-FZ of 25.12.2018 on the unified information system for marking and tracking the movement of goods using identification marks came into force, which, on behalf of the government of the Russian Federation, should be extended to all consumer products in Russia by 2024.
Novelties in Goods Labelling with Means of Identification in the EAEU
As you may know, the Agreement for Labelling Goods with Means of Identification in the Eurasian Economic Union (hereinafter - the 'Agreement') entered into force. Pursuant to the Agreement, an obligatory labelling of goods with machine-readable and mutually readable marks in the territory of the Union is introduced in the EAEU countries.
The Dialogue between the West and the East - the China-Belarus Great Stone Industrial Park
n 2010 the cooperation agreement on the establishment of the China-Belarus Industrial Park in the territory of the Republic of Belarus was signed between the Ministry of Economy of Belarus and the Chinese Engineering Corporation CAMC (CAMCE).
Mandatory labeling of commodities and system for monitoring circulation thereof in Russia
On 1 January 2019 amendments to the Federal Laws “On the Basics of State Regulation of Trading Activities in the Russian Federation” and “On the Use of Cash Registers when Making Settlements in the Russian Federation”, introduced by Federal Law No. 488 – FZ of 25.12.2018, came into force, providing for the creation of a state information system for monitoring the circulation of commodities subject to mandatory labeling by means of identification, and requirements to it.