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What agriculture goods prohibited for export from Kazakhstan?

Business Materials 13 April 2020 13:23 (UTC +04:00)
What agriculture goods prohibited for export from Kazakhstan?

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr.13

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture explained which agriculture goods are prohibited for export from Kazakhstan and which are allowed via export quotas over the period of emergency state in the country, Trend reports with reference to the ministry.

The ministry said that the list of goods completely prohibited for export from Kazakhstan includes buckwheat; white sugar; potatoes; onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other onion vegetables, fresh or chilled; sunflower seeds, whether or not crushed; and sunflower oil.

The list of goods export of which is allowed on quotas includes (quantitative restrictions) carrots, turnips, beets; cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, leaf cabbage and similar edible vegetables from the genus Brassica fresh or chilled; wheat or wheat-rye flour; and soft wheat and meslin.

The ministry also noted that the quotas volume is assessed based on the production balance, consumptions, reserves availability and based on the proposals of akimats (administrative centers), Kazakhstan’s Grain Union, Grain Processors Union, Potato and Vegetable Growers Union.

The ministry highlighted that the introduction of the restrictions is necessary and temporary, as it is only relevant for the period of emergency state in the country.

On March 15, 2020, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym Jomart Tokayev signed a decree introducing an emergency state in Kazakhstan due to the coronavirus outbreak, which came in force from 08:00 (GMT +6) on March 16 and will last till 08:00 April 15, 2020.

On Apr. 10, 2020, Tokayev said that the emergency state period in Kazakhstan will be extended till the end of Apr. 2020.

Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan amounted to 979. The first two cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Kazakhstan among those who arrived in Almaty city from Germany on March 13, 2020.

The outbreak of the coronavirus began in the Chinese city of Wuhan (an international transport hub), at a fish market in late December 2019. The number of people killed by the disease has surpassed 114,300. Over 1.8 million people have been confirmed as infected. Meanwhile, over 435,000 people have reportedly recovered.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.

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