Investor protection

The country occupies one of the best positions in the world for the protection of investors. Kazakhstan ranks 3rd position for the protection of minority investors among 190 countries of World Bank's Doing Business 2017 rating.


One of the important directions of investment attractiveness of Kazakhstan is improvement of international legal framework for encouragement and mutual protection of investments.

Kazakhstan signed 48 bilateral and multilateral (EEC) agreements on investment encouragement and protection with the countries that are the world leaders in investment of FDI. Among them such countries as the USA, China, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France and others.

Agreements on encouragement and protection of investments create favorable legal conditions for the encouragement and protection of Kazakhstan investments abroad and foreign investments in Kazakhstan. Also, contribute for improvement of the investment climate and further development of mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

In addition, to date, there are more than 20 draft agreements on the stage of development and around 6 agreements on the process of ratification.


Bilateral agreements on mutual protection of investments, signed by Kazakhstan

AMERICA
1 USA
EUROPE
2 Austria 10 Italy 18 Serbia
3 Belgium-Luxemburg Union 11 Latvia 19 Finland
4 Bulgaria 12 Lithuania 20 France
5 Great Britain 13 Macedonia 21 Czech Republic
6 Hungary 14 Netherlands 22 Sweden
7 Germany 15 Poland 23 Switzerland
8 Greece 16 Romania 24 Estonia
9 Spain 17 Slovakia
COUNTRIES OF COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES (CIS) AND FORMER USSR
25 Azerbaijan 28 Kyrgyzstan 31 Uzbekistan
26 Armenia 29 Russia 32 Ukraine
27 Georgia 30 Tajikistan
COUNTRIES OF ASIA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST
33 Egypt 38 China 43 Mongolia
34 Israel 39 Korea 44 Pakistan
35 India 40 Kuwait 45 Turkey
36 Iran 41 Qatar 46 Vietnam
37 Jordan 42 Malaysia 47 Afghanistan
48 Japan
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
49 member states of the Eurasian Economic Community