State Anti-Corruption Strategy approved
On September 28, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a decree approving the State Strategy for Combating Corruption and Eliminating Its Causes in the Kyrgyz Republic for 2021-2024.
In accordance with the decree, the Government, in cooperation with the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic (Parliament) and the relevant state bodies, was recommended to develop and adopt regulatory legal acts aimed at implementing the Strategy.
It was recommended that the Government, the Supreme Court, the General Prosecutor's Office and other state bodies, as well as local self-government bodies, within two weeks develop detailed action plans to combat corruption within the framework of the Strategy implementation for the short and medium term.
The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use has developed Safety Rules for crushing, sorting and processing of minerals
The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic submitted for public discussion a draft resolution of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic “On approval of the Safety Rules for crushing, sorting and enrichment of minerals”.
The draft NLA was developed in order to:
- ensure the protection of life and health of citizens, protection of the environment during crushing, sorting and enrichment of minerals;
- increase the emergency resistance of crushing, sorting and mineral processing facilities.
The Rules were developed due to the fact that the specificity of production processes for crushing, sorting and enrichment of minerals is associated with the risk of major accidents and emergencies, threats to human health, environmental pollution, therefore, specific regulation of all safety requirements related to them is required.
The draft Rules are divided into 12 chapters with general provisions; general and special requirements for crushing, sorting and processing of minerals.
E-commerce taxation rules to be introduced in Kyrgyzstan
The legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic introduces norms on taxation of electronic commerce.
The corresponding bill has been developed in order to regulate public relations between government bodies, individuals and legal entities in the field of electronic commerce, of the Government Press Office reported.
The bill provides for the establishment of requirements for electronic transactions for the sale, purchase and exchange of goods, services, including exclusive rights to intellectual property. The innovation provides for amendments to the tax, civil, criminal codes of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as a number of other regulatory legal acts.
The draft Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Sphere of Electronic Commerce" was initiated by the deputies of the VI convocation of the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) of the Kyrgyz Republic together with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to create a legal basis for taxation of electronic goods, works and services, including for the purpose of implementation of "Tax on Google".
It is proposed to add the Tax Code of the Kyrgyz Republic with a new chapter "Tax on activities in the field of electronic commerce", which sets a tax rate of 2%. This will allow taxing electronic goods, works and services provided by foreign legal entities on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic, regardless of the official presence in the country, such as Google, Facebook and Instagram.
Thus, with the adoption of this draft law, the Parliament will create a legal basis for taxing the designated type of activity from 2021.
The Economy Ministry proposes to approve the Methodology for conducting an investment competitive selection
On September 30, 2020, the Economy Ministry submitted for public discussion a draft resolution of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic "On approval of the Methodology for conducting an investment competitive selection."
The document was developed in order to implement Art. 2 of the Law "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts on the Implementation of the Electronic System of Fiscalization of Tax Procedures", according to which the Law "On Investments in the Kyrgyz Republic" was added by Art. 21-1 on the investment competitive selection.