24 May 2021

On 24 May 2021, a meeting of the Development Coordination Council (DCC) was held online. The government officials, DCC members were attended the meeting.

As per of Agenda, the meeting was opened by the DCC Chair, World Bank Country Director in Tajikistan, Mr Jan-Peter Olters. He spoke about the role of development partners on business growth and attracting foreign investment.

Following the Agenda of the meeting, the Head of Secretariat of the Consultative Council on Improvement of Investment Climate under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan introduced a presentation regarding the activity of the Council and the reforms implemented in its framework. The presentation covered information on key achievements during the 2020-2021 period, including reforms in taxation, customs, agriculture and agribusiness, modernization of services for entrepreneurs and investors, handicrafts sectors, as well as improving the country's position in international ratings and a few words has been said about the priorities in 2021.

In particular, it was noted that the Decree of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan "On prevention of the impact of the infectious disease COVID-19 on the socio-economic sectors of the Republic of Tajikistan" and the Government's relevant papers aimed to support the business during this period has been signed and adopted.

At the same time, according to the amendments and additions of the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan "On State Duty" and the Law "On State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs» the state duty for state registration of business entity and fee for registration statement from the state register has been abolished by Government Decree dated 02 January 2020. The cost of state registration of business entities is reduced to zero. This reform is aimed at further simplification of registration procedures, reducing the number of procedures from 3 to 2, the time of procedures from 5 to 3 days, and the number of required documents from 7 to 6. Additionally, since 1 January 2020, individual entrepreneurs engaged their activities at home register free of charge with tax authorities, are granted a patent and exempted from paying taxes. The “Single Window” of export, import, and transit operations has been officially launched, as well as the Single Window for obtaining a construction permit (www.memori.tj), providing technical conditions for connection to the electricity grid (www.dges.tj), and registration of real estate (www.memori.tj). baqaydgiri.tj) and other modern tools by involving information technology have reduced the cost of business.

At the end of the event, an exchange of views and a Q&A session took place between the participants of the meeting.

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