Arbitration as the Method of Settlement of Investment Disputes against the Kyrgyz Republic
AKIpress Analytics section, March 19, 2013

The Kyrgyz Republic has already participated in several arbitration proceedings. Therefore, it might be reasonable to analyze peculiarities of legal regulation of arbitration in the KR, the causes and consequences of arbitration disputes and make relevant conclusions…

What risks foreign investors should take into account while investing into the Kyrgyz mining sector,
The Times of Central Asia, March 1, 2012.

Overview of Anti-Corruption Laws in Kyrgyz Republic,
Comparative Summary of Anti-Corruption Laws in the CIS Economic Region, 2011,
The CIS Leading Council Network.

What a foreigner should know about tax regime in the Kyrgyz Republic?
The Times of Central Asia, publication expected.

Kyrgyzstan is not an offshore zone and does not provide tax exemptions, but the rates of many of them are not very high.

6. What state body is charged with regulating the operation of an HPP and what documents are required to operate an HPP?

Under Kyrgyz law, the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic is charged with regulating the operations of all HPPs. A company generating electricity must obtain a license to generate electricity from the State Department for the Regulation of Fuel and Energy Facilities of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic (SDRFEF) .

If a company plans on selling electricity, it must also obtain a license to sell electricity from the SDRFEF. Both licenses are issued within 30 days from the date of filing a full set of documents required. The licenses do not have an expiry date.

It should be noted that if electric energy is generated using renewable energy sources, then the generation and sale of such electric energy will not require licenses. However, if electric energy is generated by an HPP with the established capacity of 30 MW and more, then the generation and sale of such electric energy will require respective licenses.

 

 

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