NUR-SULTAN – QazTrade will launch export.gov.kz in December, a website providing a wide range of services for local and foreign businesspeople, reported primeminister.kz.
The QazTrade centre operates on the one window principle, serving as the platform where entrepreneurs can interact with institutions such as Kazakh Invest. To broaden its functions, officials are expanding access to its services.
The website will support enterprises by providing procedures such as an independent assessment of their export potential and products and analysis of a potential importer’s market and product promotional campaign, as well as assistance in preparing documents for goods and services export and a comprehensive analysis of foreign industry and markets, said QazTrade Trade Policy Development Centre Deputy Chair Assel Egemberdiyeva.
The website will contain all the necessary data for exporters, including information on commodities of interest to Kazakh exporters, the most attractive sales markets, statistics, advertisements and other content related to export activities. It will also help evaluate trade barriers and develop proposals to eliminate them.
In addition, the developers plan to post an inventory of Kazakh exporters-suppliers and their output to enable foreign customers to easily find their Kazakh counterparties.
“This will be a resource for feedback from exporters where they can apply for support measures. The website will also be interesting for importers of Kazakh products seeking potential exporters or domestic goods suppliers,” said Egemberdiyeva.
Kazakhstan’s foreign trade was $70.4 billion in the first six months of the year, 1.5 percent higher than for the same period in 2018, according to the Ministry of Trade and Integration. Total exports for the period were $42.7 billion
The main consumers of Kazakh processed goods are China (24.8 percent), Russia (18.8 percent), Uzbekistan (6.3 percent), the Netherlands (5.8 percent) and Turkey (4.4 percent). They consume approximately 60 percent of processed goods made in the country.
Kazakhstan’s main export growth stems from Canada, China, France, Indonesia and Uzbekistan. The nation has been shipping certain new goods, such as windmills, railway and tram cars, freight wagons, radiators and their cast iron parts.