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Heads of the EEU member states: Serj Sargsyan, Alexander Lukashenko, Nursulatn Nazarbayev, Almazbek Atambayev and Vladimir Putin. Photo © kremlin.ru
Kazakh-Kyrgyz boarders opened with Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan, have opened the customs border between the two countries.

Kazakh-Kyrgyz boarders opened with Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU
Photo courtesy of lisakovsk.kz
Parcels restrictions may hit Internet buyers in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has introduced restrictions on parcels, setting weight and cost limits for customs control.

Parcels restrictions may hit Internet buyers in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan may restrict Russian imports: media

Media reports suggest that Kazakhstan may resort to restricting Russian imports due to the pressure its domestic market from the significantly cheaper products offered by its Northern neighbour.

Kazakhstan may restrict Russian imports: media
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Calls to ban Russian imports voiced in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani enterprises find themselves under increasing pressure with cheap products being imported from Russia. Some are calling for customs duties on the border between the Kazakhstan and Russia to be reintroduced.

Calls to ban Russian imports voiced in Kazakhstan
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Russia's cheap gas may shut down Kazakhstani oil refineries: Minister of Energy

Cheap gas from Russia can put a stop to the work of Kazakhstan’s oil refineries.

Russia's cheap gas may shut down Kazakhstani oil refineries: Minister of Energy
Photo © liter.kz
Tunisia wants to join Customs Union

Tunisia has sent a request for joining the Customs Union.

Tunisia wants to join Customs Union
Photo courtesy of anhor.uz
Russian central bank restricts transactions with Kazakhstani suppliers

Central Bank of Russia has restricted transactions involving Kazakhstani suppliers to prevent money laundering and tax evasion.

Russian central bank restricts transactions with Kazakhstani suppliers
Presidents of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin ©RIA Novosti
Eurasian Economic Union enters into force

The largest economic union in the CIS since the fall of the USSR has entered into force.

Eurasian Economic Union enters into force
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. RIA Novosti
Concerted actions of Customs Union in response to sanctions against Russia are not excluded: Russia’s Foreign Minister

According to him, The legislation framework of the Customs Union enables its member states to take concerted actions in response to economic pressure exerted on any of the member states by a third party.

Concerted actions of Customs Union in response to sanctions against Russia are not excluded: Russia’s Foreign Minister
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Customs Union may ban food additive that keeps fruits fresh

The Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan may ban E912 food additive that makes fruits look shinier and keeps them fresh longer.

Customs Union may ban food additive that keeps fruits fresh
Agreement on Kyrgyzstan’s accession to Customs Union to be signed in December

The agreement is to be signed at the sitting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Union with Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev among those in attendance.

Agreement on Kyrgyzstan’s accession to Customs Union to be signed in December
©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Fuel market risks in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has only three oil refineries, which are not only few but also outdated.

Fuel market risks in Kazakhstan
President Vladimir Putin ©RIA Novosti
Putin approves military coperation agreement with Kazakhstan

The Russian president signed an agreement deepening military cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia.

Putin approves military coperation agreement with Kazakhstan
Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule ©REUTERS
European Commissioner suggests cooperation with Customs Union

EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy suggested in Ukraine expanding cooperation with the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

European Commissioner suggests cooperation with Customs Union
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Kazakhstan and Iran discuss renewal of oil swaps

Kazakhstan is thinking of a number of investment projects involving the Iranian side in Kyzylorda oblast: plans are afoot to launch a glass making facility, a facility to produce alumina, and a leach plant in Karaganda oblast: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan and Iran discuss renewal of oil swaps
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov ©RIA Novosti
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Kazakhstan's right to exit Customs Union

Last week Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev made a statement on the country's right to leave the Eurasian Economic Union should the interests of the country be jeopardized.

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Kazakhstan's right to exit Customs Union
Nursultan Nazarbayev ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan ready for various geopolitical risks: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan said the country was facing quite a few problems but was prepared to address various scenarios.

Kazakhstan ready for various geopolitical risks: Nazarbayev
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Kazakh enterprises ready to export goods to Russia

20 Kazakhstan enterprises are ready to export goods to Russia.

Kazakh enterprises ready to export goods to Russia
Kazakhstan’s trade turnover with Customs Union states decreases by 23%

Kazakhstan’s trade turnover with the other Customs Union member states stands at 15% of the country’s overall foreign trade.

Kazakhstan’s trade turnover with Customs Union states decreases by 23%
©RIA Novosti
Decline in Kazakhstani exports to Russia is due to economic cycles: expert

Exports from Kazakhstan to the countries of the Customs Union declined in 2013. Sara Alpysbayev presents her explanation to the situation.

Decline in Kazakhstani exports to Russia is due to economic cycles: expert