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Kyrgyzstan to impose moratorium on inspections of business from 2019

From January 1, 2019, Kyrgyzstan will impose a moratorium on inspections of business entities. The government decree was signed by the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev.

The moratorium will be valid for two years — until January 1, 2021. It applies to inspections of business entities conducted by ten authorized bodies.

The list of agencies who cannot check the business includes:

— The Social Fund;

— The State Agency of Antimonopoly Regulation;

— The State Agency for the Regulation of the Fuel and Energy Complex;

— The State Service for Regulation and Supervision over the Financial Market;

— The State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety;

— The State Inspectorate for Environmental and Technical Safety;

-The Precious Metals Department under the Ministry of Finance;

-The Department of Medicines Provision and Medical Equipment under the Ministry of Health;

-The Department of Disease Prevention and State Sanitary, Epidemiological Surveillance of the Ministry of Health;

-The Department for Regulation, Control over Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Land Reclamation.

Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev stressed that the moratorium on inspections of business entities in no way posed a threat to the safety of life and health of citizens.

«I would like to especially note that in order to prevent violations during the moratorium, the authorized bodies will provide advice on compliance with the requirements of the law,» the Prime Minister said.