Kazakhstan cuts time on issuing certificates on import of perishable goods
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 25
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture made amendments to the exiting legislation and now phytosanitary and quarantine certificates for perishable products will be issued within three working hours, Trend reports with reference to the ministry.
These measures are export support oriented and provide for a reduction in time, which is required for issuing quarantine and phytosanitary certificates from five working days to three working hours.
Registration and issuance of the certificates for perishable products (fruit, berries, vegetables, melons) in an accelerated mode will be carried out on the basis of:
- statements of agricultural producers;
- phytosanitary expert opinion confirming compliance of the products with import phytosanitary requirements received by the agricultural producer no earlier than 2 business days before the date of application.
In Apr. 2020 Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) agreed to simplify the procedure for exporting perishable products from Kazakhstan to the territory of the EAEU member states by introducing a system of certificate of origin for serial production.
This measure will minimize the time and material costs of obtaining documents confirming the origin of Kazakhstani goods. A certificate of products’ origin may be issued once in respect of homogeneous, mass-produced products for a period of six months.
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