Kazakhstan approves roadmap to promote non-oil exports

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — The government of Kazakhstan has approved the Roadmap for Promoting the Export of Non-Primary Goods and Services, the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan said on September 4.

As part of the Roadmap, special attention is paid to internal and external barriers the elimination of which will reduce the negative factors and consequences that domestic producers and exporters face when promoting domestic products to foreign markets.

The measures of the Roadmap are aimed at the further development of export sectors of the economy through responsible economic policies, by supporting national exports through the creation of favorable competitive framework conditions and an active trade policy.

The roadmap has been developed on the basis of proposals by exporters of the non-resource sector and the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs; it contains new approaches to providing state support measures.

The roadmap provides for 81 events, including 52 events to promote the export of non-primary goods and 29 events to develop the export of services.

The goals of the Roadmap will be achieved through the following conceptual directions:

– systemic: measures aimed at the restructuring of state support measures and approaches in determining the target group;
– legal: measures requiring updating and improvement of normative and legal acts;
– economic: measures aimed at reducing production costs, increasing the competitiveness of products (including measures of financial and non-financial support); and
– institutional: measures aimed at forming a single institution for the development of domestic exports, consolidating the activities of all institutions in the field of export.

Sergey Kwan

TCA

Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
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Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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