ADB is helping the Kyrgyz Republic reduce the cost of doing business by streamlining business registration process and export and import clearance procedures. The project will support the establishment of a one-stop shop for business registration and a pre-customs single window for export and import clearance.
|Project Name||Investment Climate Improvement Program System Support Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance - Finance sector development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
The Project aims to reduce the cost of doing business by streamlining business registration process and export and import clearance procedures. Specifically, the Project will support the establishment of a one-stop shop for business registration and a pre-customs single window for export and import clearance. The Project will have the following main components.
1._One-Stop Shop Business Registration. The Project will support the implementation of an automated one-stop shop that will allow all registration formalities to be completed in MOJ. This will significantly reduce the time taken to register a business (from 21 days to 3 days), and will reduce the uncertainty associated with the approval process. A summary of the one-stop shop blueprint is in Supplementary Appendix A.
2._Pre-Customs Single Window. The Project will support the implementation of a pre-customs single window to enable businesses to submit applications and receive permits and certifications for exports and imports through a single channel. Currently, pre-customs clearance requires at least 12 separate approvals and about 25 days clearance time. By streamlining and harmonizing regulations and automatic processes, the pre-customs single window will enable businesses to obtain clearances within 5 days and through a single administrative document
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Streamlined business registration and pre-customs clearance processes|
|Description of Outcome||Automated business registration and pre-customs clearance processes operational|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Integrated system for business registration has been developed, and is now functioning in all departments of the Ministry of Justice. As of May 2012, more than 2,500 legal entities have been registered through the new system. Database of existing legal entities has been posted on the web-site www.minjust.gov.kg.
Information system for pre-customs single window was completed and tested, and ICT and network equipment installed. The single-window system can be accessed by traders and relevant government agencies through web-interface. A pilot with 10 firms was initiated in June 2012.
|Description of Project Outputs||
IT system for business registration completed.
IT system for pre-customs clearance completed.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
New integrated system for business registration is functioning since Dec 2011.
New single-window system was completed and tested in 1H 2012.
|Geographical Location||Kyrgyz Republic|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations conducted with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (now Ministry of Economic Regulation (MER)), Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic and State Customs Service.|
|During Project Implementation||International and national experts, the project technical cell at MER, MER, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, State Customs Committee, business associations, and donor organizations.|
|Consulting Services||A total of 11 person-months of international consulting services and 24 person-months of national consulting services will be required. The consultants will be recruited on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time), and procedures for recruiting individual consultants.|
|Procurement||The project technical cell, through MEDT, will be responsible for procurement of all equipment and services under the project component. All equipment and services to be financed under the grant will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Procurement of goods, equipment, materials and services costing between $0.10 million and $0.50 million will be procured through national competitive bidding in accordance with the Borrower's procurement procedures, subject to modifications and clarifications to such procedures. Procurement valued below $0.10 million will be procured through the shopping method. Limited international bidding will be used for procurement of items that may not be available in Kyrgyz Republic and whose amounts are not large enough to attract foreign suppliers through international competitive bidding or if there are only a limited number of suppliers.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Barreto, Ruben B.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Economic Regulation
Ministry of Economic Regulation
|Concept Clearance||31 Jul 2008|
|Fact Finding||23 May 2008 to 20 Jun 2008|
|MRM||04 Nov 2011|
|Approval||03 Nov 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||02 Feb 2009|
|Last PDS Update||20 Jul 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Nov 2008||24 Nov 2008||18 Dec 2008||31 Dec 2010||31 Jan 2012||09 Aug 2012|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||3.63||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||2.90||03 Nov 2008||2.11||0.00||73%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||03 Nov 2008||2.11||0.00||73%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Investment Climate Improvement Program System Support Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Jun 2013|
|Grant Agreement for ICIP System Support Project between Kyrgyz Republic and ADB dated 24 November 2008||Grant Agreement||Nov 2008|
|Investment Climate Improvement Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2008|
|Investment Climate Improvement Program||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Jul 2008|
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