Vice minister: No discrimination against Kazakh goods in Customs Union

Business Materials 11 May 2011 14:51 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, May 11 / Trend A. Maratov /

After the unified tariff on railway comes into force within the Customs Union from Jan. 1, 2013, there will be no discrimination in respect to Kazakh goods, Vice Transport and Communications Minister Azat Bekturov said at the plenary session in the Majilis.

"Our goods will be transported in Russia through the unified tariff of the Russia Federation from Jan. 1, 2013," he said. "The same situation will happen with respect to Russian and Belarusian goods when they are transported in Kazakhstan."

He failed to name the rate of the unified tariff in Kazakhstan as this work is being conducted in the countries of the Customs Union.

"I think that if the transit tariff on our grain in Russia is $29.5 per ton and on Russian grain in Russia is $13 per ton, it is significantly less, Russia will not raise it to the current level after a unified level is introduced," he said. "It will bring it in accordance with domestic tariffs."

He said the Russian economy is not interested in raising the transit fare greatly.