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15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks
15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks

British holidaymakers spent hours sweating in their cars as 15-hour queues snaked back from the port of Dover on Sunday.

15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks
Rock star Bryan Adams shared the photo of his defaced guitar on Instagram. Photo courtesy of Instagram/Bryan Adams
Please forgive me? Egypt customs deface Bryan Adams' guitar

A run-in with customs at Cairo airport has left Grammy Award winning rock musician Bryan Adams fuming, after a border agent scrawled a number on the Canadian's prize guitar in paint marker.

Please forgive me? Egypt customs deface Bryan Adams' guitar
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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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
Olzhas Khudaibergenov. Photo courtesy of Olzhas Khudaibergenov
Kazakh expert suggests reintroducing customs border with Russia

A Kazakh expert has suggested reintroducing customs borders with Russia to protect Kazakhstan against the negative dynamics in the Russian economy.

Kazakh expert suggests reintroducing customs border with Russia
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18-y.o. girl marries dog in India

18-year-old Indian girl has married a dog to break an evil spell that was supposed to bring misfortune to her first husband.

18-y.o. girl marries dog in India
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Uzbek cars hinder development of Kazakhstani car manufacturing

Kazakhstani car manufacturers blame Uzbek cars for hindering the development of the local car production.

Uzbek cars hinder development of Kazakhstani car manufacturing
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Airplanes from Slovenia seized by customs in Karaganda

Customs in Kazakhstan's Karaganda have seized a batch of single engine airplanes from Eastern Europe.

Airplanes from Slovenia seized by customs in Karaganda
Ukraine opposition calls mass weekend rally as pressure mounts
Ukraine opposition calls mass weekend rally as pressure mounts

Ukraine's opposition called Thursday for a mass weekend rally, as pro-European demonstrators sought to increase the pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych following a failed police raid.

Ukraine opposition calls mass weekend rally as pressure mounts
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakh PM visits South Korea

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov has signed a number of cooperation agreements with South Korea in Seoul.

Kazakh PM visits South Korea
Photo by Marat Abilov©
CU poised to unify duties on oil products

The Customs Union countries - Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus - are working to align duties on oil products to tackle corruption.

CU poised to unify duties on oil products
A car with Kyrgyz plate number. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
30-minute customs clearance of cars to be available in Almaty

Almaty residents will be able to get customs clearance of their cars in less than 30 minutes in a specialized Service Center.

30-minute customs clearance of cars to be available in Almaty
Contraband mobile phones. Photo courtesy of press-service of Almaty Customs Control Department©
3,000 iPhones and BlackBerries smuggled in Almaty

A container from the UAE supposedly carrying spare parts for cars contained over 3,000 contraband mobile phones and tablets.

3,000 iPhones and BlackBerries smuggled in Almaty
Photo courtesy of tazabek.kg
Radioactive cars from Japan seized at Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border

Kyrgyzstan state customs service seized a batch of cars from Japan with high radiation background at Alamedin station in Chu oblast,.

Radioactive cars from Japan seized at Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border
Defendants Dias Kadyrbayev (L) and Azamat Tazhayakov are pictured in a courtroom sketch at the John Joseph Moakley United States Federal Courthouse in Boston. ©REUTERS
U.S. improving student visa checks after problems with Kazakhstan student

The U.S. will be improving the rules of student visa checks at border control posts after Kazakhstan student Azamat Tazhayakov was admitted into the country without a valid visa.

U.S. improving student visa checks after problems with Kazakhstan student
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Lack of quotas harms import of foreign harvesters to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Agricultural Ministry suggests to introduce a special quota as a compromise to import harvesters at old customs duties.

Lack of quotas harms import of foreign harvesters to Kazakhstan
Сustoms generate seventh part of Kazakhstan budget

In 2011 Kazakhstan’s customs authorities generated over 1 trillion tenge ($6.7 billion) for the country's state budget.

Сustoms generate seventh part of Kazakhstan budget
Kazakhstan zeros mobile phone import duties
Kazakhstan zeros mobile phone import duties

The duties will remain unchanged for equipment and electronic devices, however, they will gradually go down for some goods starting from 2013: expert.

Kazakhstan zeros mobile phone import duties
Meeting of chairman of Kazakhstan Agency on Countering Economic and Corruption Crimes Rashid Tusupbekov with Chinese delegation. Photo courtesy of the Agency©
Kazakhstan and China cooperate in suppression and prevention of corruption

Kazakhstan financial police and their Chinese counterparts have agreed to cooperate in countering corruption of customs officials.

Kazakhstan and China cooperate in suppression and prevention of corruption