Kazakhstan hopes to get compensation from Russia on a number of import fees after accession in WTO
Astana. April 22. KazTAG - Kazakhstan is negotiating with Russia in order to get compensation from Russia on a number of import customs fees after accession of Kazakhstan into the World Trade Organization, said Zhanar Aitzhanova, Minister on Economic Integration.
"Before the formation of the Customs Union our customs fees were 60% lower than in Russia. Basically they concerned medicines, airplanes, equipment, we were interested in their import from the third states. On those agreements which we concluded with the WTO states our agreements reflect our national interests not the common interests of our state in the CU," she said.
She added there are differences between the obligations of Russia and Kazakhstan.
"There was a political decision that Kazakhstan would access on its conditions, there will be withholding on a big number of goods positions Kazakhstan will have lower fees (after accession in the WTO-KazTAG). These are those goods on which we will negotiate concerning withholding," she said.