Subsoil Users May Be Obliged to Finance an Innovative Technologies Park

more+
less-
more+
less-
Explore:  Economic Development

The Parliament of Kazakhstan is considering a draft Law “On the ‘Innovative Technologies Park’ Innovation-Oriented Cluster” (the “Draft Law”) which may oblige subsoil users to finance the Fund managing the Innovative Technologies Park in an amount of up to 1% of their annual income.

The Draft Law provides for and governs the creation of a so-called innovation oriented cluster based on the currently existing Innovative Technologies Park special economic zone (the “SEZ”). The plan is for the SEZ to be managed by a fund which will be a non-profit legal entity established by the Kazakhstan Government (the “Fund”). According to the current language of the Draft Law, the assets of the Fund are to be formed from, among others, the “financing provided by subsoil users within the framework of performance of their obligation to annually finance research, technology promotion and/or development in an amount of no less than one percent of their aggregate annual income from contractual operations.”

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Topics:  Economic Development

Published In: General Business Updates, Energy & Utilities Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, International Trade Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© White & Case LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »