Kazakhstan is improving its logistics climate
An electronic declaration which has been launched in Kazakhstan allows submitting a customs declaration without leaving a home or office. A new information system which was developed in accordance with WTO rules, international standards and best practices, facilitates customs formalities. This year an introduction of ‘Astana-1’ has contributed to an increase in the volume of foreign trade turnover in the country.
KAIRAT TANKIBAYEV, SPOKESPERSON, STATE REVENUE COMMITTEE, KAZAKH MINISTRY OF FINANCE:
- Comparing to last year, there is a 26% growth; imports have increased to 14% and exports have grown to 30%. This is all due to the introduction of the electronic declaration. Next year we expect the same indicators and a possible increase in customs duties and taxes.
The rail transportation also shifted to an automated process. As part of the Digital Railway strategy, new technologies have been introduced in freight and passenger transportation. All stations in Kazakhstan are connected to this control system. Since this month, carriers have been delivering trains in a pilot mode by electronically processing all documents.
YEVGENIY SHEVTSOV, MANAGER, RAILWAY COMPANY:
- The paperwork for shipping has been started on pilot routes like ‘Nura – Topar,’ the coal route, and the ‘Yekibastuz-2 – Maloref-tinskaya’ export route. Along the ‘Nura – Topar’ route, more than 100 documents were formalized using an electronic digital signature.
Today the current level of digital transformation of Kazakhstan’s economy allows realizing a qualitative impetus in development. Many experts say that this process will allow the country to take a leading position in the world.