Kazakhstan lifts ban on export of some petroleum products

Oil&Gas Materials 31 March 2020 18:37 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Mar. 31

By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:

Kazakhstan has lifted a prohibition on export of petroleum products to other countries, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy.

The ministry also said that Kazakhstan is introducing a temporary ban on import of petrol, diesel and jet fuel from Russia, and is lifting a ban on export via road transport of the following products, which are included in the following codes of the Eurasian Economic Union Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity.

- 2709 (crude oil and crude petroleum products manufactured from bituminous rocks)

- 2710 (Petroleum and petroleum products derived from bituminous rocks, other than crude; waste oil products),

- 2902 (cyclic hydrocarbons),

- 3403 (lubricants),

- 3811 (anti-knock agents, antioxidants, gum inhibitors, thickeners, anticorrosive substances and other prepared additives for petroleum products or other liquids used for the same purposes as petroleum products).

On Oct. 23, 2019 Kazakhstan has introduced the order "On some issues of the export of petroleum products from Kazakhstan", which prohibits smuggling of petroleum products from the country.

According to the document, the export ban is introduced for six months and prohibits smuggling of Kazakh petroleum products via cars, with the exception of cars’ gas tanks installed by the manufacturer in accordance with the technical specifications, as well as in separate containers the volume of which does not exceed 20 liters.


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