07ASTANA860, KAZAKHSTAN: PRIME MINISTER ESTABLISHES CTR VAT

WikiLeaks Link

To understand the justification used for the classification of each cable, please use this WikiSource article as reference.
Discussing cables
If you find meaningful or important information in a cable, please link directly to its unique reference number. Linking to a specific paragraph in the body of a cable is also possible by copying the appropriate link (to be found at theparagraph symbol).Please mark messages for social networking services like Twitter with the hash tags #cablegate and a hash containing the reference ID e.g. #07ASTANA860.
Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07ASTANA860 2007-04-05 08:43 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Astana

VZCZCXRO5769
PP RUEHDBU RUEHLN RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHTA #0860 0950843
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050843Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8995
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE PRIORITY 0113
RUEHAST/USOFFICE ALMATY PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY 0019
RUEAADN/DTRA DULLES WASH DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS ASTANA 000860 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR SCA/CEN (M. O'MARA), SCA/RA (A. CUMMINGS) 
SECDEF FOR ATSD/NCB/CD/TR AND ASD/ISP/TSP/CP/CTR 
DTRA FOR BYRD 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PARM PREL KNNP KZ
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN: PRIME MINISTER ESTABLISHES CTR VAT 
COMMISSION 
 
 
1. (SBU)  On April 3, Prime Minister Masimov issued a decree 
establishing an interagency commission to review Cooperative 
Threat Reduction (CTR) value-added tax (VAT) exemption claims 
for subcontractors.  The commission met quickly for the first 
time on April 4 to establish its working procedures and to 
perform an initial review of two Biological Threat Reduction 
(BTR) subcontracts, on which no decision was reached.  The 
commission will meet again on April 12, when Finance Minister 
Korzhova returns from a business trip, to make a decision on 
the five subcontract packages submitted by the Embassy, as 
well as on one other subcontract not submitted through 
Embassy channels for work at the Semipalatinsk Test Site. 
 
2. (SBU) Comment: Creation of the commission was a crucial 
step forward, and a major accomplishment for the sclerotic 
Kazakhstani bureaucracy.  There is much work to be before the 
April 15 deadline, however.  To build upon the momentum 
created by the commision's establishment, we have requested 
meetings for the Ambassador with Prime Minister Masimov, 
Foreign Minister Tazhin, and Deputy Head of Presidential 
Administration Shkolnik in order to push for a prompt and 
final resolution. End comment. 
ORDWAY

Wikileaks

Advertisements
Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: