BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 20. Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister - Finance Minister Yerulan Zhamaubayev explained the mechanism of radiation control of imported goods at the Senate’s plenary session held on May 19, Trend reports via the Kazakh media.
"Customs officers carry out radiation monitoring of goods, including toys, imported into our country. If the radiation level of goods exceeds the established norms, they are checked again based on the total mass," Zhamaubayev said. "If they show high radiation again, they will be returned. However, if such toys are received, they are contraband. We don’t carry out customs control with EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) states."
According to him, control in this direction has been strengthened.
"If they come to us through other states, such facts took place several years ago, and from this point of view, the relevant government agencies have strengthened control," the minister said. "The Committee on Metrology and Standardization under the Ministry of Trade conducts such control, while the Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Committee under the Ministry of Health carries out appropriate supervision."
"There are no specific requirements, but each state makes its own choice, within the framework of the EAEU, standard requirements are established, and we comply with them," the minister added answering the MPs’ question about whether there are common requirements for the radiation control equipment.