ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Nov 2009In November 2009, the government of Kazakhstan announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.
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National Company Food Contract Corporation Joint-Stock Company
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According to the WTO, the Rules on Procurement of Goods and Services of the "Food ContractCorporation" approved by the Decision of the Board of Directors of 24November 2009 provide include a local content preference margin. In particular, they provide for a 'price discount of up to 20% fordomestically produced goods and services in procurement conducted viatender." (WT/ACC/KAZ/93, p.34).
The National Company Food Contract Corporation Joint-Stock Company carries out the following main tasks on the grain market mandated by the state: management of state reserves of grain, supporting local grain producers by forward purchase of grain and development of the domestic grain market and stimulating the exports of the Kazakhstani grain.
The affected trading partners have been identified in accordance with the published on company's website investment projects the aim of which is to develop transport infrastructure for the export of Kazakhstani grain.