Thursday, 12 January 2017

Kyrgyzstani produce banned from Kazakhstan

Can’t quite get to the bottom of this story but Kyrgyzstan is no longer allowed to transport goods to Russia by road through the territory of Kazakhstan.

The ban, which came into effect on 1st January, seems to have been issued by the Kazakhstan Ministry of Agriculture but it’s not clear why other than it’s a ban on road and air transport of goods subject to veterinary control through Kazakhstan but they can carry out transport of goods by rail.

It would appear, on the face of it, to be politically motivated rather than genuine phytosanitary or biosecurity reasons, otherwise why would you have a ban on air transportation and not rail?