ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Apr 2011In April 2011, the government of Kazakhstan announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.
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According to the WTO, the procurement rules approved on 18 April 2011 by the Board of Directorsof "KazAgroProduct", a state-owned company, contain a local content preference. In particular, a 'price discount in total of up to 20% for locally produced goods andservices in procurements conducted via tender' shall be applied (WT/ACC/KAZ/93, p.34).
JSC "KazAgroProduct" had been established in 2001 and supports domestic producers of livestock products. Its main activities involve: '(i) procurement, storage, processing and the sale of livestock, raw materials and livestock products in the domestic market and for export; (ii) importation of agricultural and livestock products for further processing and sale; and, (iii) purchase (including importation) of specialized transport, technological equipment for processing and storage of agricultural and livestock products for the company's needs or for sale.' (WT/ACC/KAZ/93)