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Senators have amended the law to reduce the administrative burden on businesses

29.02.2024 104

A meeting of the Chamber was held under the chairmanship of the Speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Maulen Ashimbayev, during which senators reviewed a number of laws and voiced their parliamentary requests.

During the meeting of the Chamber, deputies considered the Law "On Amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on business issues" in the second reading.

The law was developed to improve legislation in the field of entrepreneurship and create favorable conditions for business development. The main task is to reduce the administrative burden on business and eliminate unreasonable barriers. The norms governing the procedure of state control and supervision have also been revised.

Conceptually supporting the novelties of the law, the senators proposed to make a number of amendments to its individual provisions and approved it in a new version, sending the document to the Majilis. The amendments introduced by the senators relate to bringing certain provisions of the Law into line with the principles and approaches of regulatory policy, establishing the procedure for applying the maximum trade allowance determined by the authorized body in the field of regulating trade activities, providing for the implementation of mechanisms for stabilizing prices for socially important food products, taking into account targeted support for socially vulnerable segments of the population, improving the mechanism for providing domestic raw materials to enterprises manufacturing industry.

"On behalf of the President of the country Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev, systematic work is underway in the country to improve legislation in the field of entrepreneurship. The deputies of the Chamber approved certain articles of the Law in a new version today. Through these amendments, certain provisions of the Law regulating entrepreneurial activity were updated, taking into account the interests of business and society. We believe that the changes made will simplify the application of laws for business as much as possible and will contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in the country," the Speaker of the Senate said in his speech.

The deputies also reviewed and approved the Law "On Ratification of the Convention on the Law of Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses."

In accordance with the norms of the Law, States undertake to help prevent damage to other States when using an international watercourse on their territory.

"The Convention establishes conditions for the optimal and sustainable use of transboundary water flows between the participating countries. In addition, the document defines measures to protect and preserve the ecosystem of international watercourses. We believe that the ratification of the document will contribute to the further development of international cooperation and the strengthening of friendly relations in this area," said Maulen Ashimbayev, commenting on the approved law.

Another Law approved by the senators is "On ratification of the Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement on Common Principles and Rules for the Circulation of Medical Devices (Medical Devices and Medical Equipment) within the Framework of the Eurasian Economic Union dated December 23, 2014." The norms of the document, as noted at the meeting of the Chamber, are aimed at strengthening cooperation in the field of healthcare and the formation of a more effective common market for medical devices between the EAEU member states.

In addition, the senators voiced their parliamentary requests.

Gennady Shipovskikh expressed concern about the popularity of synthetic drugs among young people. One of the senator's proposals is to strengthen the work of special agencies to combat drug trafficking, to strengthen responsibility for drug advertising in the Internet space.

Amangeldy Nugmanov called on the Government to review and legislatively resolve the problematic issue of retirement of employees of a number of government agencies whose rights have been violated.

Amangeldy Tolamisov raised a question concerning the mechanisms for attracting highly qualified personnel from abroad.  In this regard, the deputy announced a number of measures, including the creation of a digital platform, the establishment of tax benefits and the simplification of obtaining visas.

Andrey Lukin pointed out the problems in the field of technical regulation and digitization of the national certification system. Their elimination, according to the deputy, will protect consumers from dangerous and counterfeit products.

Talgat Zhunusov drew the Government's attention to the problem of destruction of roads by heavy trucks in the Akmola region, as well as the low level of roadside service and infrastructure.

Yernur Aitkenov focused on the financial problems of farmers in the Pavlodar region when purchasing seeds and preparing for sowing. The deputy proposed to support farmers affected by severe drought in the past and launch a program of preferential loans.

(Senate Press Office, 74-72-27. Photo by N.Baibulin)

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