Visit of the representative of the British Embassy in Kazakhstan
On February 20, 2024, the First Secretary, Director of the Department of Business and Trade of the British Embassy in Kazakhstan, Mrs. Beth McKendrick, visited Pavlodar.
During the visit, a visit to the special economic zone "Pavlodar" was organized, where the guests got acquainted with the production process of the aluminosilicate microsphere in Kazcenospheres LLP and the production of aluminum discs in Vector Pavlodar LLP. Ms. B. McKendrick was presented with the activities of the Pavlodar SEZ, as well as preferences for SEZ participants.
The visit of representatives of the British Embassy will contribute to the development of trade and economic relations between Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom, and will help attract investors from the country of the Foggy Albion.
Meeting with the Regional Director of Kazakh Invest
On February 19 of this year, a working meeting was held with the regional director of JSC NC Kazakh Invest Akishev A.D. Within the framework of the meeting, issues of attracting investors, including from abroad, the need for the participation of the Pavlodar SEZ at international exhibitions and forums organized with the participation of Kazakh Invest were discussed. Following the meeting, attention was drawn to the need for regular information on attracting investments to the region.
Meeting on the further development of the Pavlodar SEZ
On February 14, 2024, a workshop on infrastructure development in the territory of the Pavlodar SEZ was held. The issues of providing electricity at the request of potential investors for the construction of new projects and enterprises, issues of public procurement were considered.
In addition, during the meeting, instructions were given on the development of investments by SEZ participants, namely, the fulfillment of contractual obligations. Work in this direction continues.
On January 31, 2024, the Chairman of the Board of the Pavlodar SEZ Akhmetov M.K. held a meeting on the development of investments.
The management company is constantly working to monitor the execution of contracts of SEZ participants. So, during the meeting, the schedules for the implementation of projects were discussed.
In addition, during the meeting, the participants were informed about the innovation in the Law "On SEZ and FROM", which entered into force on January 1 of this year: currently, the timing of granting preferences to SEZs will depend on the volume of investments. If earlier, regardless of the scale of the project, benefits were provided until the end of the validity period of the FEZ (until December 2036), now projects are divided into different categories.
In addition, on February 5, 2024, individual meetings with participants were held as part of monitoring the fulfillment of the terms of the agreements on the implementation of activities. At which the reports were adopted, the deadlines for further implementation of the projects are outlined.
Meeting on Tax and Customs legislation
On January 17, 2024, a seminar was held on the territory of the Pavlodar SEZ together with representatives of the Department of State Revenue of the region on the following issues: consideration of topical issues of tax and customs legislation, upcoming innovations of tax and customs legislation in 2024.
From the DGD took part:
1. Rakhimberdy Ruslan Kairgeldyuly - Deputy Head of the Department of State Revenue in Pavlodar region;
2. Biryukova Galina Vasilyevna - Head of the Department of Explanatory work and contact center;
3.Tolegen Bilyalovich Shaimardanov - Head of the Indirect Tax Administration Department;
4. Tusetaev Tlectes Kalymovich - Head of the Customs Administration Department;
5. Yermoshin Nikolay Nikolaevich - Head of the Department of VAT Administration within the EAEU;
6. Murat Zhumabekov – head of the customs post of the FEZ "Pavlodar".
SEZ participants had the opportunity to ask questions and get answers on topical issues of tax and customs legislation.
The issue of repairing the Pavlodar SEZ railway was also discussed on the agenda. D.S. Turakbayev, Deputy Director of AgroHimProgress LLP, presented a phased work plan for the repair of the railway track. During the conversation, the SEZ participants discussed issues and made suggestions. Work in this direction continues.
The award ceremony for the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan
On the eve of the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan, an award ceremony was held for the best employees of the Pavlodar special economic zone, as well as employees of the Management Company.
The welcoming speech was made by the Acting Chairman of the Board of JSC "CC SEZ "Pavlodar" Akhmetov M.K. Diplomas and letters of thanks were presented from the regional and city maslikhats of the region, the akimat of Pavlodar, the Amanat party, as well as from the Management Company of SEZ "Pavlodar".
Employees of the following companies were noted: JSC "Caustic", LLP "UPNK-PV", LLP "AgroHimProgress", LLP "ASCOR", LLP "Bo-na", LLP "Vector Pavlodar", LLP"Evooil Kazakhstan", LLP"Kazcenospheres", LLP"Kazmunaikhim", LLP"Metallogamma", rtf actica LLP, Severhim LLP, spetspromservice LLP.
Meeting with the participants of the SEZ "Pavlodar"
On December 6, 2023, a meeting was held on the territory of the Pavlodar SEZ under the chairmanship of Acting Chairman of the Board of the Pavlodar FEZ Akhmetov M.K. on the following issues: the need for enterprises to train employees, issues of equipment and in-demand working specialties for production, the relevance of holding joint sports events at the Pavlodar SEZ.
The following companies participated in the meeting:
Kazmunaikhim LLP - production of additives and other low-tonnage chemicals;
Kazcenospheres LLP - production of aluminosilicate microspheres;
ISG Solutions LLP - production of corona and precipitation electrodes;
Severhim LLP - processing of fuel oil;
Brass of Qazaqstan PVL LLP - production of brass bars;
Carbon Production LLP - calcination of petroleum coke.
Following the meeting, the participants noted the relevance of the issues discussed and the need to take measures to implement the above-mentioned initiatives and proposals!
Visit to the special economic zone "SARYARKA"
From November 30 to December 2, 2023, as part of a working visit to the city of Karaganda, a meeting was held with representatives of the SARYARKA SEZ together with representatives of the Qyzyljar SEZ LLP.
The purpose of the visit was to familiarize with the activities of the SARYARKA SEZ Management Company, exchange experience in marketing promotion on the world market, strengthen interregional ties, as well as develop mutually beneficial business cooperation between enterprises of the regions.
The SARYARKA SEZ was established on November 24, 2011, located on the territory of the city of Karaganda and the adjacent lands of the Bukhar-Zhyrau district of the Karaganda region.
One of the goals of the creation is the development of the metallurgical industry and the metalworking industry, in particular the production of finished products by attracting manufacturers of world brands.
As part of the trip, the potential of the SARYARKA SEZ was demonstrated, as well as existing enterprises of the management company, such as:
1. ISOPLUS CENTRAL ASIA LLP - production of insulated pipes;
2. THERMOFORM LLP - manufacture of refractory products;
3. POLYMET SOLUTIONS CORPORATIONS LLP - manufacture of rubber products;
4. ALTYN ARNA GEOSYNTHETICS LLP - geomembrane production;
5. QaPlast LLP - production of plastic corrugated pipes and plastic products.