At the weekly plenary session of the Senate, the draft law for the approval of the “agreement on the regulation of information exchange between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the facilitation of customs control procedures” was discussed.
The bill, which was accepted unanimously in the session, was approved by the Senate after the lower house of the Parliament.
Kazakh Senator Nuriya Niyazova stated that with the said law, it is aimed to speed up customs controls by activating the electronic information exchange application regarding the cargo and vehicles transported between the two countries.
Niyazova emphasized that apart from the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union, Kazakhstan is the second most traded country after China and Italy, and that the bilateral trade volume in the first half of 2023 has exceeded $2.9 billion.
Noting that they currently import from Turkey through a total of 12 checkpoints and export through 7 checkpoints, Senator Niyazova said, “The enactment of this law will increase the level of cooperation between the parties in order to protect economic and public interests, simplify customs control procedures and significantly increase the amount of tax payments. will increase substantially.” made its assessment.
The bill approved by the Parliament will enter into force with the signature of President Kasım Cömert Tokayev.