On the instruction of the Head of State the development of entrepreneurship is under the special control of the Government. In the economy of Almaty small and medium enterprises take the leading position. The share of the SMEs in gross regional product is about 35%.
Chairman of the Board of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs "Atameken" Ablai Myrzahmetov noted that the business has difficulty in acquisition of borrowed funds, the sale of products, procurement and local content.
In addition, at the meeting with the Prime Minister the entrepreneurs discussed the need to improve tax administration and tariff policy, raised questions about the confirmation of origin of goods and agricultural exports. Special attention was paid to the development of the tourist potential of regions.
However, akim of Almaty B. Baibek informed the participants about the business support measures. He recalled that in the international ranking of Doing Business, Kazakhstan improved the position ranking the 41th.
Representatives of the Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Investment and Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Holding "Baiterek" answered to the questions of enterpreneurs.
Following the discussion, the Prime Minister instructed B. Sagintayev to set up a working group with the participation of relevant ministries and agencies, NCE “Atameken" and the business representatives to review the problematic issues and propose solutions for them. At the same time, Myrzakhmetov and Bishimbayev were instructed to collect and compile all the questions from entrepreneurs made during the working visits of the Prime Minister to regions.