Kazakhstan leaves in force ban on meat&dairy imports from Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan has left in force a ban on imports of Kyrgyz meat and dairies, Samat Aliyev department chief of Ministry of agriculture told KyrTag on Friday.
"Kazakhstan does not plan to open its local market for Kyrgyz meat and diaries," Aliyev said. "The issue has been postponed until the publication of positive results of monitoring in the border zone, which Kazakhstan is holding since August 2010 as part of a complex plan on joint veterinary actions."
Kazakhstan put a ban on imports of meat and diary products from Kyrgyzstan on Oct. 19, 2011.
According to Kazakh specialists, it's too early to restore import because of dangerous animal diseases such as murrain.
The Kyrgyzstan Antimonopoly Agency reported Kyrgyzstan exported 3,138 heads of light beasts and 1,132 of horses in 2010. Experts suggest that the real export figures can be much more than official data because of illegal deliveries.
Presently Kyrgyzstan is supplying meat in UAE and Iran.