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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 July 2015.

Doing Business in Kazakhstan
Country guide from Baker Tilly International providing an overview of rules and regulations covering business entities and accounting, finance and investment, employment regulations and tax. Published in November 2016.

Doing Business in Kazakhstan
A business guide from Baker & McKenzie which helps companies understand the economic, legal and regulatory structures of Kazakhstan. Published in 2016.


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.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute: Index of codes
The ECGI provides a listing of corporate governance codes from Kazakhstan, with links to downloadable PDFs and useful organisations. You can also search the codes database by country, title, language and year of publication.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Forums and support networks

British Chamber Of Commerce in Kazakhstan
Independent business network supporting services and networking opportunities.

Embassies and consulates


Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Kazakhstan

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