ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Mar 2020

On 22 March 2020, the Kazakh agriculture minister introduced a temporary export ban on several foodstuffs. The ban was annulled on 26 May 2020. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan. Order N103 dated 22 March 2020, О введении запрета на вывоз отдельных товаров с территории Республики Казахстан в третьи страны (On Introduction of a Prohibition on the Export of Certain Goods from Kazakhstan), http://zan.gov.kz/client/#!/doc/140471/rus

Termination: Order N187 dated 26 May 2020, О признании утратившими силу некоторых приказов Министра сельского хозяйства Республики Казахстан (On Rendering Certain Decrees of the Minister of Agriculture Invalid), https://www.gov.kz/memleket/entities/moa/documents/details/37270?lang=ru

Inception date: 22 Mar 2020 | Removal date: 01 Jun 2020

Export ban

On 22 March 2020, the Kazakh agriculture minister announced an export ban on certain foodstuffs. The ban entered into force on 22 March and was valid for the duration of the emergency situation, announced by the government (i.e. until 15 April 2020). 

The following foods were subject to the export ban: 

  • buckwheat
  • wheat and rye flour
  • white sugar
  • potatoes
  • carrots, turnips, beetroot
  • onions
  • cabbage
  • sunflower seeds
  • sunflower oil. 

 

On 2 April 2020, the export ban was modified, with the following goods thereon subject to an export quota, instead of an export ban (see related act, GTA ID 43618, Kazakhstan: Export Prohibition and Quotas Concerning Certain Foodstuffs in relation to the COVID-19 Outbreak): 

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

The 2 April 2020, left the following goods under an export ban, with an extended date of validity, until 1 September 2020: 

  • buckwheat
  • white sugar
  • potatoes
  • onions
  • sunflower seeds
  • sunflower oil.

On 26 May 2020, the agriculture minister annulled all export bans in force, starting 1 June 2020.