Kazakhstan enters international online trading platform

ALMATY (TCA) — The business community of Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, was informed about Zoodel — the leading online B2B marketplace portal that can facilitate trading needs from and to Iran with its neighbors (Afghanistan, Iraq, Oman, Turkey) and the Silk Road countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan reported.

The trading platform will help Kazakh entrepreneurs to find a suitable product or service, establish direct contact with manufacturers, suppliers or buyers, enter into wholesale transactions, and minimize operating costs through the online ordering system.

“Zoodel has a multilingual online store, offers market research and trade statistics, marketing, promotion, identity verification and verification services, secure payments through ZoodPay, delivery services. Among the additional services of the company are export credit insurance to protect against losses on non-payment of debt obligations, access to a number of state and commercial tenders,” Sardor Mukhamedaliyev, Zoodel’s general director for CIS countries, said at the presentation in Almaty.

The director of the Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Almaty Yuri Tleumuratov said that Kazakhstan’s entry into the international online trading system is a landmark event. Despite the worsening of the world trade turnover in recent years, there is a positive trend in Kazakhstan — the growth of trade turnover by 84% (mainly due to the manufacturing industry), he said.

“There is a positive trend regarding the promotion of Kazakhstani products for export. This year alone, the Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Almaty issued 1,016 certificates of origin of goods to 35 exporting enterprises. Most of them are manufacturers of food and pharmaceutical products,” Tleumuratov said.

As a result of the presentation, Memorandums of cooperation were signed between Zoodel online platform and the Association of Light Industry Enterprises and Association of Food Enterprises of Kazakhstan.

Sergey Kwan