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The agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic on cooperation in the field of fight against economic and financial violations, and also return illegally the moved currency values

of October 22, 1999

The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic which are hereinafter referred to as by "Parties"

proceeding from the principles of mutual respect of the state sovereignty,

based on provisions of the national legal system and the international obligations of the states,

being guided by the principles of equality, mutual understanding and mutual advantage,

proceeding from mutual interest in effective solution of the tasks connected with the prevention, identification and suppression of economic and financial violations, and also return illegally of the moved currency values

agreed as follows:

Article 1. Subject of the agreement

Subject of this agreement is the cooperation of competent authorities of the Parties for the purpose of the organization of effective fight against economic and financial violations and returns of the currency values illegally moved on the territory of the states of the Parties.

This agreement does not mention obligations of the Parties according to the existing international agreements about provision of legal assistance on civil, family and criminal cases.

Article 2. Competent authorities of the Parties

For the purpose of this agreement competent authorities of the Parties are:

from the Republic of Kazakhstan - the Ministry of state revenues, the Ministry of Internal Affairs;

from the Azerbaijan Republic - the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, National Bank, the State Customs Committee, the Main state tax authorities or in both cases any person or the body authorized during action of this agreement to perform functions of the above-stated competent authorities of the Parties.

In case of change of the official name or reorganization of competent authorities of the Parties, they without delay notify on this each other through diplomatic channels.

Article 3. Forms of cooperation

Within this agreement of the Party use the following forms of cooperation:

1) exchange of information about economic and financial violations;

2) interaction when taking measures to the prevention, identification and suppression of economic and financial violations, and also return illegally the moved currency values;

3) exchange of information about national financial systems, about changes and additions made to the relevant legislation of the states of the Parties and also about methodical recommendations about the prevention, identification and suppression of economic and financial violations;

4) operational consideration of the questions arising in the course of cooperation including creation of working groups, exchange of representatives, experts and personnel training;

5) organization and holding scientific and practical conferences and seminars for problems of fight against economic and financial violations. Exchange of information about national financial systems, economic and financial violations is performed with compliance with law of the Parties about the state secrets.

On the questions connected with implementation of the provision of this agreement, competent authorities cooperate with each other directly.

Article 4. Interaction of the Parties

Competent authorities of the Parties will interact concerning the prevention, identification and suppression of economic and financial violations, and also return illegally of the moved currency values.

Article 5. Exchange of information of legal nature

Competent authorities of the Parties perform regular exchange of information about the adopted regulatory legal acts regulating the financial and economic sphere, modification and amendments in them.

Article 6. Cooperation concerning information support

Competent authorities of the Parties perform experience exchange, methodical and scientific materials concerning creation and functioning of information systems for the purpose of the organization of fight against economic and financial violations, gratuitously provide each other necessary information.

Article 7. Experience exchange and assistance in training

Competent authorities of the Parties cooperate concerning training and retraining of personnel based on the educational institutions, conduct joint scientific research on topical issues of fight against economic and financial violations.

Specific forms of realization of cooperation within this Article are determined by the relevant agreements signed between competent authorities of the Parties.

Article 8. Request form and content

The inquiry is sent in writing or by teletype, fax or computer communication.

In urgent cases the request can be transferred in oral form with the immediate written confirmation.

When using teletype, fax and computer communication the required competent authority can request confirmation in writing.

The request about assistance shall contain:

a) the name of competent authority of the requesting Party;

b) name of competent authority of the required Party;

c) summary of the main point and reasons for request;

d) any other information necessary for proper accomplishment of request.

Article 9. Execution of request

The query is solved no later than one month from the date of its obtaining. In case of need completion date of request can be prolonged by mutual consent of competent authorities of the Parties. The query is solved according to the procedure, established by the current legislation of the state of the required Party.

The competent authority of the required Party in case of need can request the additional information.

In case of impossibility of satisfaction of request the competent authority of the required Party without delay reports about it to competent authority of the requesting Party.

Performed by request refuses fully or partially if execution of such request can cause damage to sovereignty or safety, or contradicts the current legislation of the state of the required Party.

Causes of failure performed by request are led up in writing competent authority of the requesting Party.

Article 10. Mutual understanding in case of accomplishment of request

The competent authority of the required Party considers the possibilities of participation of plenipotentiaries of competent authority of the requesting Party performed by request for the territories of the state if it does not contradict the current legislation of the state of the required Party.

Article 11. Language

The request for receipt of information and the answer to it are constituted in the language approved by competent authorities of the Parties.

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