Current customs procedures hamper Kazakhstan’s export potential - Majilis deputy
Astana. September 25. KazTAG - The current customs procedures hamper the export potential of Kazakhstan, said Omarkhan Oksikbayev, Majilis deputy.
“Kazakhstan has been facing serious losses due to imported counterfeit goods from other countries. There are discrepancies between Kazakhstan and foreign data on the imported goods. It is not a secret that today there are a lot of goods of unknown origin, fakes in our market. Among them are textiles, cosmetics, household appliances, communication devices, fruits and vegetables, and others. Most of them are harmful for health, ” said Oksikbayev at the Majilis session.
He marked that one of the reasons for this is the problem in the field of customs clearance.
“There are problematic issues in the field of customs clearance. Unfortunately, existing procedures allow importers to avoid certification procedures and increase the flow of so-called “gray” goods into the country. Why is this situation taking place today? Why are our customs services at the borders still unable to ensure efficiency in this area? First of all, it is a matter of the country's economic security. In addition, huge funds do not reach the state budget. We have repeatedly talked about this, ” he added.
He marked that the tasks set by First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, back in 2015, have not been implemented by the Government in this area.
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