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Business in Kazakhstan

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Established market access and international relations 

A LAND BRIDGE between the world’s 2 largest markets, strategic location at the crossroads of Europe & Asia

More than 3,000 km out of 10,000 km in total will run through Kazakh territory,  making it an important stretch of the main land corridor and reducing the  time and cost of transportation significantly

Member of international organizations: WTO, United Nations, OSCE, Eurasian Economic Union

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Preferential access to a common  market of the Eurasian Economic Union with more than 180 mln consumers

Preferential access to a regional marketplace of more than 500 million consumers, with a growing middle class:

  • Central Asian markets (50 mln USD)

  • Western China (300 mln USD)

  • Caspian Sea Countries (150 mln USD)

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) provides the opportunity to develop infrastructure, improve connectivity as well as increase manufacturing capacity and international trade volume: 2 out of 6 economic corridors of BRI pass through Kazakhstan connecting China with Europe, Iran and Western Asia

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Robust transport and communication infrastructure 

Kazakhstan has 24 Airports (72 air corridors). The capital – Nur-Sultan – hosts 126 international and 289 domestic flights to the international financial centres, such as Frankfurt, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Seoul. Direct flights to over 55 international destinations depart from Almaty International Airport weekly

Kazakhstan accounts for 70% of transit traffic passing between China and Europe as well as in other directions. Kazakhstan’s land transportation system enables transits from the southeastern provinces of China to Europe in a maximum of 15 days (3 times faster than sea transits)

Western Europe – Western China Transcontinental Auto Expressway allows products to be shipped between China and Europe in just 10 days

Sea Ports Aktau and Kuryk with a combined capacity of 20 million tonnes. Developed Sea Port infrastructure in other countries include Batumi (Georgia) and logistics terminal in the Pacific port of Lianyungang (China)

23 thousand km Pipelines
: 15 thousand km Gas pipelines and 8 thousand km Oil pipelines

Kazakhstan boasts the most advanced telecommunications infrastructure in Central Asia. Region’s highest internet penetration rate of 77% and extensive 4G network

House building: 13 mln sq meters commissioned by 2021

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Why AIFC

ENGLISH COMMON LAW JURISDICTION
AIFC is a jurisdiction with a set of legislation developed on the basis of  principles, norms and precedents of the law of England and Wales

INDEPENDENT JUDICIAL SYSTEM
Independent AIFC Court and the IAC ensures independent judicial system that operates based on the principles of the English Common Law and best international standards of commercial courts for resolving civil and commercial disputes in the AIFC

WORLD CLASS REGULATION STANDARDS
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA, Regulator) seeks to facilitate business processes by maintaining the safety and soundness of the AIFC financial system and ensuring that financial markets in the AIFC are fair, efficient and transparent

VIBRANT CAPITAL MARKET

With shareholders including Shanghai Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, Goldman Sachs International and Silk Road Fund, Astana International Exchange (www.aix.kz) offers world-class technology and access to  liquidity to regional companies and fund managers looking to raise capital

SPECIAL TAX AND CURRENCY REGIME

AIFC regime offers generous tax exemptions on corporate income, dividends and capital gain, as well as simplified foreign currency regulations

More about AIFC at https://aifc.kz/

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