Kazakhstan "considers zero VAT on medical equipment"
This article was originally published in Clinica
Kazakhstan is said to be considering abolishing value-added tax (VAT) on medical equipment. The proposal is part of a wider programme of reforms to modernise existing healthcare legislation, reports our sister-publication, Scrip, citing the Kazakhstan Pharmaceutical Herald. Parliament is expected to debate the plans (currently being drafted by a working group in the lower house) this month, with a view to potentially abolishing VAT on pharma- and medtech-related equipment from early 2009.