Regular Legal Alerts

SIGNUM regularly provides Legislative/Regulatory Alerts to keep Clients informed about important laws and regulatory changes in the Republic of Kazakhstan (“RK”). This Alert includes recent developments introduced in July-September 2020 related to:

  • Financial Sector and Payment Services;
  • Securities Market Regulation;
  • Bankruptcy Moratorium;
  • Taxation Issues;
  • Obligatory Labeling of the Tobacco Products;
  • Private-Public Partnerships and Investment Projects;
  • Subsoil Use and Energy Sector;
  • Electrical Energy;
  • Labor Law Issues;
  • New Code “On Public Health and the Health Care System”;
  • Pharmaceutics. 

1.     Financial Sector and Payment Services

Cybersecurity Strategy in the Financial Sector[1]

The Board of the Agency for Regulation and Development of the Financial Market and the Board of the National Bank approved the Cybersecurity Strategy of the Financial Sector for 2020-2022. The strategy is primarily aimed at building effective communications between all participants within the framework of the cybersecurity system. The main goal of the strategy is to create conditions for the safe provision of financial services, which is necessary to ensure the stable functioning and development of the financial market. Based on the work results in 2019, the most common threats were identified as follows:

  • Theft of data of consumers of financial services or obtaining unauthorized access to the remote banking system in order to seize funds of the bank's clients;
  • Theft of personal data and commercial information;
  • Deliberate damage to the information systems or communications with the aim of causing losses to companies.

Changes in the Implementation of Foreign Exchange Transactions

The Board of the National Bank of the RK introduced some changes to the Rules for the Implementation of Foreign Exchange Transactions in the RK[2]. In particular, a new requirement has appeared for insurance (reinsurance) organizations to provide a report on reinsurance activities on foreign exchange transactions related to reinsurance services in foreign currency from participants of the Astana International Financial Center.

In addition, for resident legal entities, there are restrictions to purchase non-cash foreign currency in one authorized bank in one business day, for purposes not related to the fulfillment of obligations in foreign currency in the amount of USD 50,000.

When buying a large amount of foreign currency, you must provide an appropriate foreign exchange agreement and an invoice for which it is being purchased.

If the amount of the foreign exchange agreement exceeds USD 100 million, the resident legal entity is obliged to open a separate bank account. In this case, the bank must be given instructions to sell this currency for the national currency within the next 3 business days if it is not used within 90 calendar days from the date of purchase for the stated purposes.

Changes in the Regulation of the Financial Market[3]

The changes affected the standard values ​​and methods for calculating prudential standards and other mandatory standards and limits, the size of the bank's capital, and the rules for calculations and limits of an open foreign exchange position. The minimum equity capital of banks is stipulated. In addition, the conditions that a contract shall meet to be considered a forward contract are specified.

Changes in the Regulation of the Operators of the Payment Services Market[4]

The Rules for the Issue, Use and Repayment of Electronic Money and Requirements for Issuers of Electronic Money and Electronic Money Systems in the RK were supplemented by provisions, according to which the issuer and (or) operator, prior to making a payment and (or) transfer using electronic money for an individual notifies this individual about opening an electronic wallet in the electronic money system, indicating the identification code of such electronic wallet.

In addition, payments and other transactions using electronic money are carried out by transferring electronic money by their owner from his electronic wallet to the electronic wallet of the identified owner of electronic money, subject to compliance with the security procedures against unauthorized access established by the internal rules of the electronic money system or agreements concluded between the participants of the electronic money systems. After making a payment using electronic money, its owner is issued a sales check, confirming the fact of the transaction using electronic money, in the form of an electronic message or on paper.

Also, a new chapter was added to the Rules, providing for the procedure for terminating transactions using electronic money issued by an issuing bank that has been deprived of a license and (or) annex to the license, or whose license has been suspended, as well as a chapter that regulates remote and simplified identification of the owner of electronic money, a physical person.

2.     Securities Market Regulation

Changes in the Regulation of the Securities Market[5]

The amendments affected the Rules, Conditions, and Methods for Determining the Value of an Investment Fund's Assets, the Net Assets of an Investment Fund, the Estimated Value of a Unit Investment Fund, and the Redemption Price of a Share of a Joint-Stock Investment Fund. In particular, the management company must now conduct monthly impairment tests of financial instruments that make up the assets of the investment fund, and must form the amount of the required impairment or make a negative adjustment in value associated with the impairment (decrease in value) of these assets in case of a loss in value due to default or improper performance by the issuer of obligations on financial instruments. All financial instruments constituting the assets of an investment fund are subject to impairment tests. Financial instruments are impaired or reduced in accordance with the impairment methodology.

Changes have been made to the Requirements for the Risk Management System of the Clearing Companies, the Conditions and Procedure for Monitoring, Control and Management of Risks in the Clearing Companies. In particular, now the clearing company is obliged to conduct stress testing for the main types of risks (credit, systemic, operational, market) at least once a quarter in the manner prescribed by the clearing organization's risk management policy. The changes also affected the procedure and conditions for the formation, as well as the use of reserve, guarantee funds of the clearing organization, and (or) margin contributions and other collateral for clearing participants.

In addition, changes have been made on the following aspects:

  • Requirements for software and hardware and other equipment necessary for carrying out activities on the securities market;
  • Requirements for foreign legal entities to acquire a membership in the stock exchange;
  • Rules for the formation of a risk management and internal control system for organizations engaged in brokerage and dealer activities in the securities market, investment portfolio management activities;
  • Rules for carrying out brokerage and (or) dealer activities in the securities market, the procedure for conducting banking operations by a broker and (or) dealer; and etc.

3.     Bankruptcy

Moratorium on Filing for Bankruptcy

The Government adopted the Resolution[6], according to which creditors, the state authorities and subjects of the quasi-public sector, shall suspend the filing of applications for declaring bankrupt legal entities and individual entrepreneurs from 11 May to 1 October 2020.

4.     Taxation Issues

Changes to the Tax Code[7]

The following changes have been made to the Tax Code:

  • Second-tier banks and organizations engaged in certain types of banking operations are required to submit to the authorized body information (or) documents on the withdrawal of cash by business entities;
  • The taxpayer must pay VAT payable to the budget for the second and third quarters of the reporting tax period, except for VAT on imported goods and upon liquidation declaration, no later than the 25th day of the second month of the year following the year in which liabilities for VAT have arisen;
  • Clarifications were made regarding the rates of registration fees for vehicles, registration of microfinance organizations, issuance of permits for banking operations to the participants of the banking and insurance market.

Amendments to the Law "On the Enactment of the Tax Code"

From 1 June to 31 December 2020:

  • The amount of refund of excess VAT through a simplified procedure is up to 80% for mining (excluding hydrocarbon production), mining and metallurgical and metallurgical enterprises included in the list of major taxpayers subject to monitoring for the period of the I, II and III quarters 2020;
  • The aforementioned taxpayers also have the right to exceed the amounts of the actually calculated corporate income tax for 2020 over the amount of calculated advance payments in the amount of no more than 33%;
  • Import of spare parts for aircraft (engines, power plants, heat exchangers, radio altimeters, radars, sensors, housings) are exempt from VAT;
  • Taxpayers engaged in the activities of air passenger transport are exempted from VAT for a non-resident for royalties, maintenance and software updates, information provision and processing services, Internet access provision;
  • A 0-rate is applied to the land tax and land use fees for land plots occupied by runways at airfields and airport terminals.
  • In addition, the foregoing law was supplemented with the following provisions:
  • Submission (including legalization) of a document confirming the residence of a non-resident for 2019 is extended until 31 December 2020;
  • The deadline for the submission by the tax agent of a copy of the document confirming the non-resident's residence for 2019 to the tax authority at the place of its location is postponed to 31 December 2020;
  • For the period of the state of emergency on the territory of the RK, taxpayers have the right to keep tax records on the basis of copies of primary documents (scanned copies), provided that the originals of the primary documents are completed within 7 months following the month in which the state of emergency in the territory of the RK was terminated. At the same time, before the end of the seven-month period following the month in which the state of emergency in the territory of the RK was terminated, copies of such primary documents shall be recognized as originals during inspections and other methods of control over tax periods in which the state of emergency was in effect;
  • For the period of the state of emergency in the territory of the RK, copies of primary documents (scanned copies) are recognized as accounting documentation, provided that the originals of the primary documents are completed within 7 months following the month in which the state of emergency in the territory of the RK was terminated.

5.     Mandatory Labeling of Tobacco Products

Starting from 1 October 2020, filter cigarettes are subject to mandatory digital labeling. Starting from 1 April 2021, other tobacco products, including sticks, cigars, cigarillos, and heated tobacco, shall be labeled as well[8].

6.     Public-Private Partnership and Investment Projects

Changes in the Expertise of Public Investment Projects and Public-Private Partnerships

By the Order of the Minister of National Economy of the RK, changes were made to some orders, in particular, to the Rules for the Development or Adjustment, Necessary Expertise of the Investment Proposal of the State Investment Project, Including Planning, Reviewing, Selecting, Monitoring and Evaluating the Implementation of Budget Investments and Determining the Feasibility of Budget Lending. According to the latest changes, carrying out the necessary examinations of an investment proposal of a state investment project include review of documents and preparation of an economic opinion by the central or local authorized body for state planning on the investment proposals of the administrator of budget programs.

The central or local authorized body for state planning reviews investment proposals of the administrator of budget programs for economic feasibility, compliance of the project objectives with the development priorities of the industry (sector) of the economy, established by the documents of the State Planning System, annual messages of the President of the RK to the people of Kazakhstan, instructions of the President of the RK, for a period not exceeding 20 business days and sends an economic opinion on them to the administrator of budget programs.

The Order of the Acting Minister of National Economy of the RK dated 25 November 2015 No. 725 "On Some Issues of Planning and Implementation of Public-Private Partnership Projects" was also amended. According to these amendments, the decision on the implementation of a public-private partnership project is made by an authorized person based on the documents of the State Planning System, instructions or acts of the President of the RK, the Government of the RK, as well as taking into account the priority and urgency of the public-private partnership project.

When determining the priority, urgency of a public-private partnership project, an authorized person:

  • Takes into account the recommendations of the Interdepartmental Project Team;
  • Uses prioritization of the public-private partnership projects;
  • Analyzes the submitted initiatives of business entities for compliance with the documents of the State Planning System, instructions or acts of the President of the RK, the Government of the RK (in case of receipt of these initiatives).

Public-private partnership projects are focused on creating value for the population for a long-term period, on attracting investments by a private partner, as well as on operating a public-private partnership facility by a private partner for at least 5 years, depending on the specifics of the public-private partnership project.

In addition, the procedures for the formation of the competition commission, the powers of the organizer of the competition, and the provision of documents and necessary information were provided in detail.

7.     Subsoil Use and Energy Sector

Rules for Holding an Auction Using the Internet Resource of the Operator of Electronic Auctions

New Rules for Holding an Auction Using the Internet Resource of the Operator of Electronic Auctions for Granting the Subsoil Use Rights for Hydrocarbons in Electronic Form[9] were introduced.

According to the new rules, a person interested in obtaining a subsoil use right for hydrocarbons submits an electronic application for an auction, certified by its electronic signature, to the competent authority. Further, the application is reviewed by the competent authority, which decides to hold an auction and publish a notice (no more than 2 times a year) or reject the application. After the announcement is published, persons interested in participating in the auction shall send an electronic application for participation in the auction to the competent authority, certified with an electronic signature.

After verifying of the payment of the participation fee for a specific site, and in the absence of other violations, the applicant can be admitted to the auction. Auction is held on the appointed day, from 10.00 to 17.00 Nur-Sultan time.

Regulation on the Commission for Granting Subsoil Use Rights for Hydrocarbons

The Regulation on the Commission for Granting Subsoil Use Rights for Hydrocarbons[10] came into force on 1 September 2020. According to this regulation, the commission is a permanent collegial body, the main task of which is to determine the winner from among the auction participants.

The results of the auction are announced and drawn up on the day of its holding by a protocol on the results of the auction, which is certified by the electronic signature of all members of the commission and the winner on the web portal of the trading system.

New Forms of the Geological Study Reports of the Subsoil Users

By the Order of the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources[11], new forms of the geological study reports of subsoil users were approved. Such forms include, among others, the forms of periodic reports, certificates on the types and volumes of exploration work performed, and the costs to be written off for the project, final reports, etc.

Changes to the Public Procurement Rules Requiring a Special Procedure

The Government introduced changes to the Rules for the Implementation of Public Procurement Using a Special Procedure[12]. In particular, changes have been made regarding the formation and approval of the list of potential suppliers.

The list of potential suppliers to whom the notification will be sent is formed by the organizer, except for special state bodies, taking into account:

  • The presence of a permit for work requiring the use of state secrets information issued in the prescribed manner by the National Security Committee of the RK and its bodies must correspond to the subject of public procurement;
  • The absence of restrictions stipulated by law;
  • The availability of appropriate registration on the web portal of public procurement.
  • At the same time, the presence of a work permit requiring the use of the state secrets information is mandatory only when carrying out public procurement, where information related to state secrets is used.

Changes to the Rules for Maintaining a Unified Registry of the State Subsoil Fund[13]

According to the latest changes, passports for deposits, manifestations, and objects of the subsoil space are drawn up in three copies. Two copies of the passport are sent to the territorial subdivision of the authorized body for subsoil study. The subsoil user keeps the third copy.

When storing man-made mineral formations, the subsoil user draws up a passport in four copies. The subsoil user keeps two copies. The territorial division and the authorized body in environmental protection get one copy each, submitted annually for the previous calendar year no later than 30 April of the current reporting year.

Amendments to the Rules[14] for the Centralized Purchase and Sale of Electrical Energy Produced by Facilities Using Renewable Energy Sources

The Rules for the Centralized Purchase and Sale by the Settlement and Financial Center of Electrical Energy Produced by Facilities Using Renewable Energy Sources, Recalculation, and Redistribution by the Settlement and Financial Center of the Corresponding Share of Electrical Energy per Qualified Conventional Consumer at the End of the Calendar Year were amended by the following provisions.

In case of exceeding the actual total installed capacity of the wind farm generating equipment provided for in the purchase agreement, the applicant limits the capacity of the facility's generating unit equipment using renewable energy sources to ensure compliance with the total installed capacity specified in the purchase agreement.

The excess of the actual total installed capacity of the wind farm generating equipment shall not exceed 10% of the installed capacity specified in the purchase agreement.

8.     Labor Law Issues

Model Regulation on the Occupational Safety Management System[15]

The new Model Regulation on the Occupational Safety Management System (OSHMS) is designed to help employers create their own OSH management system, regardless of the ownership of organizations.

The OSHMS provides for the consolidation of functions and powers of the officials to ensure the safety and labor protection for the workers using all levels of management provided for by the structure of the organization, including:

  • Training workers in occupational safety and health (professional development, training, instruction);
  • Provision of documentation for the safe conduct of work;
  • Monitoring the health status of employees;
  • Ensuring optimal work and rest schedules for the employees;
  • Providing guarantees for work in harmful working conditions;
  • Investigation of work-related accidents;
  • Insurance against accidents in the performance of labor (official) duties;
  • Ensuring the safe performance of work.

Changes in the Labor Code as a result of the new Code "On Public Health and the Health Care System"[16]

The Labor Code was amended by the provisions regarding guarantees for pregnant women with a gestational age of up to 12 weeks, according to which pregnant women retain their place of work (position) and the average salary for the period of examination and medical registration for pregnancy up to 12 weeks, as well as other guarantees provided in accordance with the healthcare legislation of the RK.

New guarantees for workers who are donors of organs (parts of organs) and (or) tissues (parts of tissue) for transplantation provide for the preservation of the place of work (position) during examination and removal of organs (parts of organs) and (or) tissues (parts of tissue) and average wages, as well as other guarantees provided in accordance with the healthcare legislation of the RK.

In addition, now the employer must provide the employee with leave to undergo screening examinations while retaining the place of work (position) and average salary in the manner and amount determined by the healthcare legislation of the RK. To undergo screening tests, an employee is entitled to a social leave for no more than 3 business days during the year.

New Edition of the Rules for Establishing a Quota for Foreign Employees

These Rules[17] establish the procedure for determining the quota of foreign labor, as well as its distribution between the regions of the RK.

The quota for attracting foreign labor is established as a percentage of the labor force, which includes:

  • A quota for attracting foreign labor under permits issued by the local executive body to the employer;
  • A quota for attracting foreign labor by countries of origin in the presence of international agreements on cooperation in the field of labor migration and social protection of migrant workers ratified by the RK;
  • A quota for attracting labor immigrants.

The quota for attracting foreign labor for the coming (coming) year (s) determines the maximum number of foreign employees that is allowed to be attracted to employers and to carry out labor activities on the territory of the corresponding administrative-territorial unit.

Professional Risk Management Rules[18]

These Rules define the procedure for establishing professional risk management, including identification and assessment of professional risks, corrective measures, control and monitoring of professional risk. The professional risk is understood as the risk of disability (or death) of an employee during the performance of his (her) labor (official) duties. Professional risk management includes:

  • Identification of professional risks;
  • Assessment of professional risks;
  • Corrective measures to reduce professional risks;
  • Control and monitoring of professional risks.

Rules for Submitting and Receiving Information about an Employment Contract in a Unified System of Registration for Employment Contracts[19]

A unified system for registration of the labor contracts (USREC) is designed to automate the registration of labor contracts, labor activity, and the number of employees. The employer must enter information on the conclusion and termination of an employment contract with an employee, changes, and (or) additions to it. The Rules provide for certain deadlines for the introduction of such information by the employer:

  • Information about newly concluded employment contracts must be entered by the employer into this unified system for registration of the labor contracts no later than 5 working days from the date of signing the employment contract by both parties;
  • For enterprises with an employee population of up to 2000 people, information about employment contracts that have not expired must be entered by the employer into this unified system for registration of the labor contracts within a year from the date of entry into force of these Rules;
  • For enterprises with more than 2,000 employees, information about employment contracts that have not expired must be entered by the employer into the unified system for registration of the labor contracts within 2 years from the date of entry into force of these Rules.

9.     New Code on Public Health and Health Care System[20]

In general, the legislator has carried out extensive work to improve the structure and content of the new Code, to clarify concepts and eliminate conflicts. In particular, provisions regarding licensing of activities in the field of health care, as well as licensing and notification procedures, have been systematized. A whole chapter devoted to accreditation, certification and certification in the field of healthcare and the post-accreditation monitoring was introduced. The concepts of medical and pharmaceutical activities have been delimited and conflicts have been eliminated in the provisions governing these activities.

Now the Code has a chapter on digital health. Individuals will now have electronic health passports, in which personal medical data about the health of an individual and the medical care provided to him will be entered, generated by digital health operators from electronic sources throughout their lives and available to both an individual and health worker in accordance with the rules approved by the authorized body. It is envisaged to create a National Electronic Health Passport, an information resource that will store electronic health passports of all individuals.

A whole section is now devoted to the protection of public health, in which the priority areas of health protection are established, the concept of mandatory screening studies, preschool and school medicine has appeared. In addition, an article appeared on the introduction of restrictive measures, including quarantine, in the event of a threat of epidemics, infectious diseases, which gives the chief state sanitary doctor the authority to introduce restrictive measures throughout the territory of the RK.

10.  Pharmaceutics

New Rules for the Wholesale and Retail Sale of Medicines and Medical Devices[21]

These Rules were developed in accordance with the new Code on Public Health and Health Care System. According to the latest changes, it is now necessary to obtain a certificate of conformity for medicines and medical devices instead of the previously required conclusion on safety and quality.

New Rules for Advertising Medical Services (Assistance)

By the Order of the Minister of Health[22], new Rules for Advertising Medical Services (Assistance) were approved. According to the new rules, advertising of medical services (assistance) is allowed only if the advertiser has a state license for the advertised type of medical activity in the media, electronic information resources in health care organizations, specialized medical publications, information centers, scientific conferences, symposia, exhibitions, promotions intended for specialists with medical education. Advertising must be carried out in Kazakh and Russian languages ​​without distorting the original meaning and shall indicate the license number and the issuing authority's name.

 

Information contained in this Client Update is of general nature and cannot be used as legal advice or recommendation. Please note that Kazakhstan is an emerging economy, and its legislation and legal system are in constant development. Should you have any questions or want to discuss matters addressed in this Client Update, please contact u


[1] Joint Resolution of the Board of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Regulation and Development of the Financial Market dated 20 July 2020 No. 69 and the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 20 July 2020 No. 89 "On Approval of the Cybersecurity Strategy of the Financial Sector of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2020-2022."

[2] Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 20 July 2020 No. 93 "On Amendments to Some Decisions of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Implementation of Foreign Exchange Transactions in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Reporting by Insurance (Reinsurance) Organizations."

[3] Resolution of the Board of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the Regulation and Development of the Financial Market dated 21 September 2020 No. 82 "On Amendments to Some Regulatory Legal Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Suspension of Certain Norms of Certain Regulatory Legal Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Financial Market Regulation."

[4] Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21 September 2020 No. 112 "On Amendments to Some Resolutions of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Improving the Regulation of Payment Services Market Operators."

[5] Resolution of the Board of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the Regulation and Development of the Financial Market dated 21 September 2020 No. 84 "On Amendments to Some Regulatory Legal Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Regulation of the Securities Market."

[6] Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 14 July 2020 No. 443 "On the Suspension of the Initiation of Bankruptcy Proceedings."

[7] Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 2 July 2020 No. 354-VI "On Amendments to the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan" On Taxes and Other Obligatory Payments to the Budget "(Tax Code) and the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan" On the Enactment of the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Taxes and other Obligatory Payments to the Budget "(Tax Code)."

[8] Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10 September 2020 No. 568 "On Determining the List of Goods Subject to Labeling."

[9] Order of the acting Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 30 July 2020 No. 269 "On Approval of the Rules for Holding an Auction Using the Internet Resource of the Operator of Electronic Auctions for the Provision of Subsoil Use Rights for Hydrocarbons in Electronic Form."

[10] Order of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 2 July 2020 No. 247 "On Approval of the Regulation on the Commission for Granting Subsoil Use Rights for Hydrocarbons.”

[11] Order of the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25 August 2020 No. 200 "On Amendments to the Order of the Acting Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 31 May 2018 No. 419" On Approval of the Forms of the Geological Study Reports in Subsoil Use."

[12] Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25 August 2020 No. 535 "On Amendments to the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 31 December 2015 No. 1200 " On Approval of the Rules for Public Procurement Using a Special Procedure."

[13] Order of the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 22 September 2020 No. 229 “On Amendments to the Order of the Acting Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25 May 2018 No. 393 "On Approval of the Rules for Maintaining a Unified Registry of the State Subsoil Fund and the Rules for the Provision of Information on State Registration of Mineral Reserves to State Bodies."

[14] Order of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 17 September 2020 No. 312 "On Amendments to the Order of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 2 March 2015 No. 164" On Approval of the Rules for the Centralized Purchase and Sale of Electric Power Produced by Renewable Energy Sources by the Settlement and Financial Center, Recalculation and Redistribution by the Settlement and Financial Center of the Corresponding Share of Electric Energy per Qualified Conventional Consumer Based on the Results of the Calendar Year."

[15] Order of the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 27 August 2020 No. 340 "On Approval of the Model Regulations on the Occupational Safety Management System."

[16] Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 7 July 2020 No. 361-VI "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Healthcare Issues."

[17] Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16 September 2020 No. 590 "On Amending the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 15 December 2016 No. 802 "On Approval of the Rules for Establishing a Quota for Attracting Foreign Labor to the Republic of Kazakhstan and its Distribution between the Regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Determining the Persons Whose Labor Activity does not Require Permission from Local Executive Bodies to Attract Foreign Labor, and Recognition of Some Decisions of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan as Invalid.”

[18] Order of the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 11 September 2020 No. 363 "On Approval of the Occupational Risk Management Rules."

[19] Order of the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 3 September 2020 No. 353 "On Approval of the Rules for Submitting and Obtaining Information Regarding Employment Contracts in a Unified System for Registration of Employment Contracts."

[20] Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 7 July 2020 No. 360-VI ЗРК “On Public Health and Health Care System.”

[21] Order of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 17 September 2020 No. ҚР DSM-104/2020 “On Approval of the Rules for the Wholesale and Retail Sale of Medicines and Medical Devices.”

[22] Order of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21 September 2020 No. ҚР DSM-105/2020 "On Approval of the Rules for Advertising Medical Services (Assistance)."