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Doing business in Kazakhstan

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Kazakhstan.

Useful links

Ease of doing business in Kazakhstan
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Kazakhstan company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.


Exporting to Kazakhstan
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Overseas Business Risk - Kazakhstan
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing business in Kazakhstan
Guide published by Ernst & Young in 2014 giving practical advice on legal and tax issues.

Doing Business in Kazakhstan
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in December 2011.


The brand paves the way: Kazakhstan attractiveness survey 2014
Report produced by EY in June 2014 examining investor confidence in the country, its brand perception, strengths and weaknesses for business and future prospects.

Unlocking value: Kazakhstan attractiveness survey 2013
Survey report published by EY in July 2013 analysing the investment climate in Kazakhstan. The survey looks at the country's key economic strengths, how it compares with others in the region and investment trends.

Bridging the perception gap: Ernst & Young's 2012 attractiveness survey – Kazakhstan
Survey report published by Ernst & Young in 2012 analysing the investment climate in Kazakhstan. The survey looks at how global business leaders perceive the country's growth potential and examines foreign direct investment trends.

Import and export

Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter's Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: Kazakhstan
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

Forums and support networks

Kazakh-British Chamber Of Commerce
Bilateral business association supporting members in both regions to build personal contacts.

Embassies and consulates


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