Alert on the amendments in the Customs Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan
In January of this year a number of amendments was introduced into the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On customs regulation in the Republic of Kazakhstan’ (hereinafter – the ‘Customs Code’). The most important of them were brought into effect from 16 January 2021. Please see below the detailed information on the introduced amendments.
Alert. Enactment of the new rules on issue of accompanying notes was postponed
The enactment of the new rules on issue of accompanying notes was postponed for the third time. Thus, the enactment of the new rules on issue of accompanying notes was postponed from 1 July 2020 to 1 October 2020 in respect of the following goods.
Alert on draft of amendments concerning special economic zones activity
At present two drafts of the amendments concerning activity of special economic zones (hereinafter – ‘SEZ’) are under consideration. One of these drafts suggests to expand the list of priority types of activities of SEZ Ontustik, while the other one suggests to create a new SEZ ‘Shymkent City’ on the territory of Shymkent.
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The Order of the First deputy of the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Minister of finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13 April 2020 No. 379 “On amendment of the order of the First deputy of the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Minister of finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 26 December 2019 No. 1424 “On approval of the List of goods subject to accompanying notes issue as well as the Rules on their issue and circulation” (hereinafter – the ‘Order’) was published on 15 March 2020.
The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan adopted Action Plan in accordance with the paragraph 10.2 of the Order #1950 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated March 19, 2020.
World Customs Organization developed classification reference list for medical supplies COVID-19
On 9 April 2020, the World Customs Organization published an updated classification reference list to the medical supplies imported to fight against the spread of COVID-19. The classification reference list is aimed at accelerating the cross-border movement of goods by systematizing codes of commodity nomenclatures of foreign economic activity for this group of goods.
Additional restrictions on export of food products which were adopted in connection with the distribution of COVID-19
On 31 March 2020, the Eurasian Economic College adopted an additional decision aimed at establishing a temporary export ban of food products from the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union
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.
Measures to support participants in foreign economic activity in connection with the declaration of the state of emergency in Kazakhstan
In connection with the declaration of the state of emergency in Kazakhstan, the Government has been taken the measures regarding customs regulation
New EAEU Decisions Adopted in Connection with the Distribution of COVID-19
On 27 March 2020 the Eurasian Economic College and Council adopted the decisions in connection with the distribution of COVID-19
Enactment of the new rules on issue of accompanying notes is postponed until 1 July 2020
As follows from our previous alert, the new rules on issue and circulation of accompanying notes in respect of goods were published on 31 December 2019. According to these rules the biofuel suppliers would have been obliged to issue the accompanying notes effective 1 January 2020.