ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Mar 2013

In March 2013, the government of Kazakhstan announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Resolution No. 298 dated March 29, 2013, Об установлении квот на привлечение иностранной рабочей силы по приоритетному проекту "Реконструкция и модернизация Атырауского НПЗ" на 2013 год и утверждении условий выдачи разрешений на привлечение иностранной рабочей силы для реализации приоритетного проекта "Реконструкция и модернизация Атырауского НПЗ" (On establishing quotas for attracting foreign labor for the priority project “Reconstruction and Modernization of the Atyrau Refinery” for 2013 and approving the conditions for issuing permits for attracting foreign labor for the implementation of the priority project “Reconstruction and Modernization of the Atyrau Refinery”), http://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/P1300000298

Inception date: 03 Apr 2013 | Removal date: 01 Jan 2014

Labour market access

On March 29, 2013, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (according to Resolution No. 298) introduced foreign working permit quotas for the priority project 'Reconstruction and modernisation of Atyrau oil refinery' in 2013. The quotas are set as follows (also see related GTA measure below):

  • Category 1 - chief executive officers and their deputies: one person;
  • Category 2 - heads of divisions: 28 people;
  • Category 3 - specialists that possess qualification, set out by law: 165 people;
  • Category 4 - qualified workers that possess qualification, set out by law: 205 people.

In addition, the employer (Kazakhstani subsidy of SINOPEC Engine) must comply with the following ratio of local to foreign employees:

  • not less than 50% for Categories 1 and 2;
  • not less than 80% for Category 3.
  • not less than 90% for Category 4.

 
The measure came into effect on 3 April 2013.

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