On Advertising

The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19 December 2003 No. 508

Unofficial translation

      This Law regulates the relations arising during the production, dissemination, placement and use of advertising in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter 1. General Provisions

      Article 1. The objectives of the Law

      The objectives of this Law are to provide necessary conditions for the production, dissemination, placement and use of advertising, to protect against unfair competition in the field of advertising, to prevent and suppress inappropriate advertising.

      Article 2. Scope of application of the Law

      1. This Law shall apply to the relations arising during the activities of individuals and legal entities that produce, disseminate, place and use advertising in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. This Law shall not apply to the announcements of individuals, including those in the media that are not related to the entrepreneurial activity, as well as to the political agitation and propaganda carried out in accordance with the legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Article 3. Basic definitions

      The following basic definitions shall be used in this Law:
      1) advertising - information distributed and placed in any form, by any means and intended for an indefinite set of persons and designed to generate and maintain the interest in an individual or legal entity, products, trademarks, works and services and encourage their selling;
      1-1) outdoor (visual) advertising - advertising placed on movable and immovable objects, as well as located in the right of way of public roads and open space outside the premises in inhabited localities;
      2) inappropriate advertising - unfair, inaccurate, unethical, misleading and concealed advertising, wherein violations of requirements to its content, time, place and method of distribution, placement established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan are made;
      3) an advertiser - an individual or a legal entity that is the source of the advertising information for the advertising production, distribution and placement;
      4) an advertising producer - an individual or a legal entity that develops the advertising information to the form ready for the distribution and placement;
      5) an advertising distributor - an individual or a legal entity that distributes and places advertising information by providing and (or) using property, including the technical means of broadcasting and other means;
      6) consumers of advertising - indefinite set of individuals and (or) legal entities for whom the advertising is intended to;
      7) a running line - a mean of advertising distribution that is transmitted by television, cinema and video services and that is characterized by the sequential rotation (movement) of combinations of letters, digits, signs that together constitute specific information on television screens, as well as on the stand-alone monitors - objects of permanent installation;
      7-1) an outdoor sign - information about the name and kind of activity of the subject of trade (works and services), including his logos, trademarks, brands placed on the immovable objects at the places of sale of goods, provision of services and performance of works by such subject;
      8) information about the goods (works, services) - data on goods (works, services), manufacturer, seller, supplier as provided for in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and brought to the buyer (consumer) in order to familiarize with the goods (works, services), their distinctive features and peculiarities of their use.
      Footnote. Article 3 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.06.2007 No. 264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2 of the Law); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 18.01.2012 No. 546-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of thirty calendar days after its first official publication).

      Article 4. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising

      1. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. If an international treaty ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan establishes the rules other than those contained in this Law, then the rules of the international treaty shall be applied.

      Article 5. Copyright and related rights on advertising

      Advertising fully or partially can be subject matter of copyright and related rights. Copyright and related rights shall be protected in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as international treaties.

Chapter 2. General and specific requirements to advertising

      Article 6. General requirements to advertising

      1. Advertising regardless of the form or used means of distribution, placement shall be accurate, recognizable without special knowledge or use of special means at the moment of its presentation.
      2. Advertising in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the exception of periodicals, shall be distributed in the state and Russian languages, and in other languages at the discretion of an advertiser.
      Translation of advertising content from one language to another shall not distort its basic meaning.
      Whereas advertising in the state language on television and radio shall be distributed uniformly throughout its whole daily airing.
      2-1. Advertising in periodicals shall be distributed in the language established in the certificate of registration of mass media.
      3. (Is excluded dated 19 June 2007 No. 264).
      4. Advertising of the goods (works, services) prohibited to be produced and sold in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan is not allowed.
      If the activity carried out by an advertiser is subject to licensing, then in advertising of the corresponding goods (works, services), as well as in advertising of an advertiser the license number and the name of the license issuing authority shall be indicated, apart from radio advertising.
      5. Advertising of religious organizations and religious institutions that are not registered in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstanis is prohibited.
      6. Advertising shall not be used for propaganda or agitation of violent change of the constitutional order, violation of the integrity of the Republic of Kazakhstan, undermining the state security, incitement of social, racial, national, religious, class and tribal hatred, cruelty and violence, pornography, as well as for the dissemination of information that constitute the state secrets of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other secrets protected by the law.
      7. Advertising shall not stir up panic in the society, encourage individuals to aggression, as well as to other unlawful actions (omission).
      8. Advertising restrictions are established by this Law and other legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 6 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19 June 2007 No.264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2 of the Law).

      Article 7. Types of inappropriate advertising

      1. Unfair advertising is the advertising that:
      1) contains the comparison of the advertised goods (works, services) with the goods (works, services) of other individuals or legal entities, as well as the statements, images defaming their honour, dignity and business reputation;
      2) misleads consumers regarding the advertised product by copying the trade name, trademark, brand packaging, the external design of goods, formulas, images and other commercial designations used in the advertising of other products, or by abusing their trust;
      3) contains the indications or allegations, the use of which during entrepreneurial activity may be misleading as to the nature, manufacturing process, characteristics, suitability for use or the amount of goods (works, services);
      4) discredits, humiliates or ridicules individuals or legal entities that do not use the advertised goods (works, services);
      5) presents the advertising of goods prohibited to be advertised by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan, where such advertising is carried out in a form of advertising of another good, which trademark or service mark is identical or confusingly similar to the trademark or service mark of good prohibited to be advertised, as well as under the pretence of advertising of the manufacturer or the seller of such goods.
      2. Inaccurate advertising is the advertising wherein presented data not corresponding to the facts in respect to:
      1) such product characteristics as the nature, composition, method and date of manufacture, application, consumer characteristics, conditions of use, an existence of the certificate of conformity, certification marks and marks of conformity with the national standards, quantity, origin;
      2) the availability of a product on the market, the possibility of its purchase in a particular place;
      3) the value (price) of a product and additional conditions of payment at the time of distribution and placement of advertising;
      4) delivery, exchange, return, repair and maintenance of a product;
      5) warranty liabilities, service life, shelf life;
      6) the expected results of the application;
      7) the exclusive rights to results of intellectual activity and equal to them means of individualization of a legal entity, product, performed works or services;
      8) the right to use the state symbols (emblem, flag, anthem), as well as the symbols of international organizations;
      9) the official recognition, receiving medals, prizes, diplomas and other awards;
      10) the providing information on the methods of purchase of the full series of a product, if it is a part of the series;
      11) the results of research and testing, scientific terms, quotations from technical, scientific and other publications;
      12) the statements about goods (works, services) of conducting entrepreneurial activity, discrediting an individual or legal entity, an industrial or commercial activity of others;
      13) the statistical information, which shall not be given as to exaggerate its validity;
      14) the status or level of competence of a manufacturer, seller of goods (works, services) or persons advertising them.
      3. Unethical advertising is the advertising that:
      1) contains the textual, visual and audio information that violates the generally accepted standards of humanity and morality through the use of offensive words, comparisons, images in respect to race, ethnicity, language, profession, social status, age, gender, religion, political or other beliefs of individuals;
      2) defames the objects of art, culture, historical monuments that are national or world heritage;
      3) defames the state symbols, the national currency of the Republic of Kazakhstan or a foreign currency, religious symbols.
      4. Misleading advertising is the advertising through which advertisers (an advertising producer, an advertising distributor) intentionally mislead a consumer of advertising.
      5. Concealed advertising is the advertising that has an impact insensible by consumer on his perception, instincts in the radio, television, video, audio and film production, as well as in other products, including through the use of special video inserts, dual recording and other methods.
      6. Inappropriate advertising is prohibited.
      Footnote. Article 7 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.06.2007 No. 264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 19.03.2010 No. 258-IV; dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      Article 8. Advertising on television and radio channels

      1. Advertising on television and radio channels that do not specialize in communications and materials of advertising nature shall not exceed twenty per cent of the total broadcast in a day, with the exception of a running line.
      When advertising is broadcasted its sound shall not be louder than the sound of broadcasting program.
      2. When advertising is used as overlays, including by means of running line, its size shall not exceed seven and a half per cent of the image area and shall not break the textual or information material in television programs.
      3. It is prohibited to interrupt by advertising, including by means of running line, the broadcasting of official reports, speeches of candidates for the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and for the deputies of the representative bodies, educational and religious television programs, as well as shows of children’s television programs, with the exception of advertising intended for children and adolescents.
      4. The advertising on television and radio channels is prohibited in the days of national mourning.
      Footnote. Article 8 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 18.01.2012 No. 546-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of thirty calendar days after its first official publication).

      Article 9. Advertising in periodicals

      Objects of advertising, its themes are determined by periodicals independently.
      Print media distributed by subscription shall specify the thematic scope of the periodical in subscription terms.

      Article 10. Advertising in cinema, video and reference services

      1. It is prohibited to interrupt by advertising the show of a film in the cinema and video services, with the exception of breaks between episodes.
      2. During the reference services the advertising shall be provided only after notification of requested information.
      3. During paid reference, computer and other services the advertising shall be distributed only with the consent of the client. The cost of such advertising shall not be included in the cost of the requested information.

      Article 11. The outdoor (visual) advertising

      1. Placement of the outdoor (visual) advertising is carried out in the form of posters, stands, illuminated signs, billboards, banners, show bills and by other means according to the procedure provided for by paragraphs 2-7 of this Article.
      1-1. The objects of outdoor (visual) advertising shall not include the following objects of advertising, placed by enterprises of trade, of public catering, in the sphere of domestic services:
      a sign;
      a dressing of shop-windows and windows;
      information about working hours;
      an interior design of premises.
      1-2. The outdoor (visual) advertising shall not reduce the road service quality, violate the safety requirements for vehicles and requirements for environment protection, have similarities with the road signs and guide signs, impair their visibility or effectiveness of perception, blind the road users.
      2. Placement of the object of the outdoor (visual) advertising is allowed subject to the existence of:
      1) a document issued by the authorized body on the motor roads issues for a specified period according to the procedure provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, - when placing the object of advertising in the right of way of open roads of international and republican importance;
      1-1) a permit issued by the local executive bodies of the city of republican significance, capital and city of regional significance for a specified period according to the procedure provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, - when placing outdoor (visual) advertising in the open space outside the premises in the city of republican significance, capital and city of regional significance;
      1-2) a permit issued by the local executive bodies of the city of republican significance, capital and city of regional significance for a specified period according to the procedure provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, - when placing outdoor (visual) advertising on vehicles registered in the city of republican significance, capital and city ??of regional significance;
      1-3) a document issued by the local executive body of the region for a specified period according to the procedure provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, - when placing outdoor (visual) advertising on stationary objects of advertising placement in the right of way of public roads of regional significance;
      1-4) a document issued by the local executive body of the district for a specified period according to the procedure provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, - when placing outdoor (visual) advertising on stationary objects of advertising placement in the right of way of public roads of district significance;
      1-5) a permit issued by the local executive body of the district for a specified period according to the procedure provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, - when placing outdoor (visual) advertising in the open space outside the premises in the city of district significance, village, settlement;
      1-6) a permit issued by the local executive body of the district for a specified period according to the procedure provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, - when placing outdoor (visual) advertising on vehicles registered in the district;
      2) a permit issued by the local executive body in accordance with the rules of placement of objects of outdoor (visual) advertising in inhabited localities approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. The fee for placement of outdoor (visual) advertising on stationary objects of advertising placement in the right of way of public roads of republican and regional significance, in the open space outside the premises in the cities of republican significance, capital and cities of regional significance and on vehicles registered in the cities of republican significance, capital and cities of regional significance shall be charged according to the procedure and in amounts provided for by tax legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      The fee for placement of outdoor (visual) advertising on stationary objects of advertising placement in the right of way of public roads of district significance, in the open space outside the premises in the cities of district significance, villages, settlements and on vehicles registered in the district shall be charged according to the procedure and in amounts provided for by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      4. The authorized bodies specified in paragraph 2 of this Article shall submit to the tax authorities the data about the issued approval documents on placement of objects of outdoor (visual) advertising in the cities of republican significance, capital and cities of regional significance according to the procedure provided for by the tax legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      5. It is prohibited to place outdoor (visual) advertising on the territory of historical and cultural monuments, objects of religious worship, as well as in nature reserves.
      6. The authorized bodies specified in paragraph 2 of this Article shall issue a permit on the placement of objects of the outdoor (visual) advertising or a written reply with the reasoned refusal within five business days after receipt of an application.
      7. The placement of the outdoor (visual) advertising shall be carried out on the basis of a contract with owners of objects of placement of the outdoor (visual) advertising or with persons that have other property rights to the objects of placement of the outdoor (visual) advertising, unless the law or a contract provides otherwise.
      It is prohibited to set the fixed state prices (tariffs) on services for the placement of the outdoor (visual) advertising on the objects of private property.
      Footnote. Article 11 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.06.2007 No. 264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 28.12.2010 No. 369-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 13.06.2013 No. 101-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      Article 12. Advertising on vehicles

      The distribution, placement of advertising on vehicles shall be carried out in compliance with the rules of traffic safety on the basis of contracts with the owners of vehicles and persons that have other property rights on vehicles, unless the law or a contract provides otherwise in respect of persons that have other property rights on this property.

      Article 13. Specific aspects of advertising of certain types of products (works and services)

      1. The advertising:
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      Subparagraph 1) shall be enforced from 01.01.2004.
      1) of ethyl alcohol and alcoholic beverages;
      2) of breast milk substitutes;
      3) of goods (works, services) that are subject to mandatory certification and did not pass it in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      4) of tobacco and tobacco products;
      5) in the form of various events, including prize drawing, lotteries that are aimed at stimulating the demand and interest in alcoholic beverages, tobacco and tobacco products is prohibited.
      1-1. It is prohibited to advertise goods (works, services) with the use of the elements of the trademark or trade name known as the name of alcoholic beverages, tobacco and tobacco products that directly or indirectly offer the alcoholic beverages, tobacco and tobacco products, with the exception of geographical indications and trade names.
      2. (Is excluded - dated 19 June 2007 No. 264).
      3. Specific aspects of advertising of medical services, methods and means of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, medicines, medical equipment and health care products, dietary supplements are regulated by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of health.
      4. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.07.2009 No. 186-IV.
      5. Advertising of service weapons, as well as armaments, military equipment and dual-use goods, export and import of which are carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is allowed only in special publications, as well as at specialized exhibitions or trade fairs. The specified advertising shall not directly or indirectly disclose the production technology, methods of application of combat and special weapons, armament and military equipment.
      Footnote. Article 13 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 07.07.2006 No. 171 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); the Article as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.06.2007 No. 264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2 of the Law); dated 16.07.2009 No. 186-IV.

      Article 14. Specific aspects of advertising of financial, insurance, investment services and securities

      During the production, distribution, placement of advertising of financing (including banking), insurance, investment services and other services related to the use of money of individuals and legal entities, as well as of securities it is prohibited:
      1) to report in advertising the information that is not directly related to the advertised services or securities;
      2) to guarantee the receipt of income and the amount of dividends on ordinary shares;
      3) to advertise securities without the registration of the issuance, as well as when the issuance of securities is suspended or recognized as failed;
      4) to provide any guarantees or suggestions about the future effectiveness (profitability) of activity, including through the announcement of growth of the market value of the securities;
      5) to conceal any of the essential conditions of contracts stipulated in advertising;
      6) to advertise kinds of entrepreneurial activities that encourage individuals to earn their profit or benefit from the involvement of other individuals in the activity of this enterprise or the purchase of goods of this enterprise;
      7) to advertise residential buildings in the period of suspension of the project company’s license on the activity for the organization of construction of residential buildings by acquiring money of the interest holders by the local executive bodies of the regions (the cities of republican significance, the capital).
      Footnote. Article 14 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 07.07.2006 No. 181 (shall be enforced from 01.01.2007); dated 19.06.2007 No. 264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 11.07.2009 No. 183 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

      Article 14-1. Specific aspects of advertising of trademarks and goods specified by these marks

      1. The duly registered trademarks shall be given in the language of original.
      2. In cases, when a trademark is registered in several lists of goods and services, including the names of alcoholic beverages, tobacco and tobacco products, then the advertised goods and (or) services shall be necessarily clearly identified during the distribution, placement of the advertising with the use of specified trademark.
      When the trademarks specified in this paragraph are advertised, the size of the names of goods and (or) services shall take no less than thirty per cent of:
      1) the total area occupied by this advertising in periodicals, outdoor (visual) advertising, advertising on vehicles;
      2) the area of each frame containing an image of the trademark in television, video and newsreel programs.
      During the audio feedback of advertising in television, radio, video and newsreel programs the advertised goods and (or) services shall be clearly defined.
      3. The distribution, placement of advertising in violation of requirements provided by paragraph 2 of this Article shall be recognized as the advertising of alcoholic beverages, tobacco and tobacco products.
      Footnote. The Law is supplemented by Article 14-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19 June 2007 No. 264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2 of the Law).

      Article 15. Protection of minors during the production, distribution, placement of advertising

      During the production, distribution, placement of advertising in order to protect minors from abuse of their trust and lack of experience it is not allowed:
      1) to discredit the authority of parents, erosion of the credibility of minors to them;
      2) a direct offer calling to persuade their parents or others to purchase the advertised products;
      3) an express indication to minors that the possession of some products gives them an advantage over others, and that the absence of such products will be counterproductive;
      4) to place in the advertising the text, visual or audio information showing minors in dangerous places and situations, where it is not justified for preventive purposes;
      5) visual or audio use of images of minors in advertising that is not directly related to the goods (works, services) for minors;
      6) to detract the required level of skills of minors for the use of products, except in cases when the results of use of the products are shown or described. The advertising shall provide information about what is actually achievable for minors of the age group for which the product is intended;
      7) to create among the minors the unreal (distorted) perception on the cost (price) of products for minors, as well as a direct or indirect reference to the fact that the advertised products are available for any family budget.

      Article 16. Sales life of materials containing advertising

      An advertiser, an advertising producer shall keep materials or their copies containing the advertising, including any further changes to them within one year, an advertising distributor - for at least one month from the date of the last distribution, placement of advertising.

Chapter 3. State regulation in the field of advertising

      Article 17. State regulation in the field of advertising

      1. The state regulation in the field of advertising shall be understood as the control over production, distribution and placement of advertising as provided in accordance with the regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      The state regulation in the field of advertising is carried out by the relevant authorized bodies within their competence established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. The main objectives of the state regulation in the field of advertising are:
      1) the protection of national interests;
      2) the prevention and suppression of inappropriate advertising and the advertising encroaching on social values and generally accepted rules of morality and ethics;
      3) the protection against unfair competition.

      Article 17-1. The competence of the state bodies

      The state bodies within their competence:
      1) participate in the development of regulatory legal acts on advertising;
      2) make suggestions on improvement of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising;
      3) apply sanctions against violators of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising;
      4) consider the letters of individuals and (or) legal entities regarding issues on advertising activities;
      5) control over the compliance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising.
      Footnote. The Law is supplemented by Article 17-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19 June 2007 No. 264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2 of the Law).

      Article 17-2. The competence of the local executive bodies

      The local executive bodies of the city of republican significance, capital, districts, cities of regional significance:
      1) issue permits on the placement of object of outdoor (visual) advertising in inhabited localities;
      2) consider the letters of individuals and (or) legal entities and (or) its branches and representative offices regarding issues on advertising activities;
      3) within their competence carry out control over the compliance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising;
      4) carry out in the interests of the local state administration other powers, delegated to the local executive bodies by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      The state control in the field of advertising shall be carried out in the form of audits.
      The audits shall be carried out in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On the state control and supervision in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. The Law is supplemented by Article 17-2 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.06.2007 No. 264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2 of the Law); is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011).

      Article 18. Providing the advertised information

      In case of non-performance of the requirements of this Law an advertiser, an advertising producer and an advertising distributor at the request of the authorized bodies shall provide the documentary proof of advertised information according to the procedure provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      If an advertiser, despite the warning does not change its requirements to advertising or fails to provide the documentary proof of the accuracy of the advertised information or does not resolve any other circumstances that may make advertising inappropriate, an advertising producer and (or) an advertising distributor are entitled to terminate a contract in due course and demand the full compensation for losses, unless otherwise provided in a contract.

      Article 19. Retraction

      1. In the case of establishment of the fact of violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising, a person committed the violation shall immediately cease the distribution, placement of such advertising and retract according to the procedure provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In this case, all costs of the retraction shall be incurred by a person committed the violation.
      2. The retraction shall be announced by the same means and methods of distribution, placement with the use of the same specifications and characteristics for duration, area, place and procedure as the rebutted inappropriate advertising.
      3. If the retraction is not announced within established period, then by the decision of the authorized body the retraction shall be announced by advertising distributors that have the right of exoneration (recourse) for reimbursement of costs against a person that committed the violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising and did not retract within established period.

      Article 20. Responsibility for the violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising

      1. An advertiser shall be responsible for the violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising in relation to its content, language, unless it is proved that this happened due to the fault of an advertising producer or advertising distributor.
      2. An advertising producer shall be responsible for the violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising in relation to the design or production of advertising.
      3. An advertising distributor shall be responsible for the violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on advertising in relation to time, place and method of distribution, placement of advertising.
      4. The responsibility of the persons specified in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Article shall rise according to the procedure provided for by the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 20 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19 June 2007 No. 264 (the order of enforcement see Article 2 of the Law).

      Article 21. The order of the entry into force of this Law

      This Law shall enter into force from the date of its official publication with the exception of subparagraph 1) of paragraph 1 of Article 13 that shall enter into force from 1 January 2004.

      The President
      of the Republic of Kazakhstan