ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Apr 2020

On 2 April 2020, the Kazakh agriculture  minister announced export restrictions on agricultural products in relation to the Coronavirus disease. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Order of the Kazakh Minister of Agriculture N111 dated 2 April 2020, О некоторых вопросах вывоза отдельных товаров с территории Республики Казахстан (On Certain Issues of Exporting Specified Goods from the Republic of Kazakhstan), https://www.gov.kz/memleket/entities/moa/documents/details/25534?lang=ru
Official press-release: https://www.gov.kz/memleket/entities/moa/press/news/details/minselhoz-kazahstana-soobshchil-o-kvotnom-rezhime-eksporta-selhozprodukcii?lang=ru

Early termination: Order of the agriculture minister N187 dated 26 May 2020, https://www.gov.kz/memleket/entities/moa/documents/details/37270?lang=ru.

Inception date: 02 Apr 2020 | Removal date: 01 Sep 2020

Export quota

On 2 April 2020, the Kazakh agriculture minister introduced  export quotas concerning the following agricultural products, until 1 September 2020, to replace the existing export ban:

  • carrots, turnips, beetroot
  • cabbages
  • wheat and rye flour.

Vendors applying for export quotas need to sell a set amount of reserves at the internal market at a fixed price in order to qualify for an export quota. The website of the agriculture ministry stated the traders were obliged to sell 30% of their exported volumes on the internal market. 

The announced measures have been taken to ensure a stable supply of foods and products under the state of emergency announced as a result of COVID-19 and enter into force on 2 April 2020. 

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 02 Apr 2020 | Removal date: 01 Sep 2020

Export quota

The Kazakh agriculture minister introduced on 2 April 2020 export quotas concerning wheat and meslin, until 1 September 2020.

Vendors applying for export quotas need to sell a set amount of reserves at the internal market at a fixed price in order to qualify for an export quota. The website of the agriculture ministry stated the traders were obliged to sell 30% of their exported volumes on the internal market. 

The announced measures have been taken to ensure a stable supply of foods and products under the state of emergency announced as a result of COVID-19 and enter into force on 2 April 2020. 

On 26 May 2020, the minister signed an early termination of the wheat quota, starting 1 June 2020.