According to parliamentary deputy Roza Aknazarova, Kyrgyzstan’s clothing sector employs up to 300,000 women and has an annual turnover amounting to several billion soms.
“Basically, this sector employs women,” she said. “But the development of light industry is slowed down by the system of tax collection. Once the sewing workshop increases, so does the tax rate. Customs payments are also inadequate. [As a result], garment workers are forced to operate in the shadow [economy].”
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