Kazakh Government has discussed steps to enhance support for non-primary export
The matters relating to the entry of commodities manufactured by Kazakhstan to new sales markets were under discussion.
A meeting of the Council on Export Policy chaired by Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev took place in the Government, primeminister.kz reports.
The agenda discussed the strengthening of systematic state support measures for non-primary exports.
In particular, during the meeting the approaches to financial and service support for enterprises in order to create new export positions, expand the presence of Kazakh goods in the 'traditional' markets (China, Russia, Uzbekistan and so on), as well as the entry to new sales markets.
Minister for Investments and Development Kassymbek reported on the agenda. And the discussion was attended by First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Agriculture Umirzak Shukeyev, Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov, Minister of Finance Askar Smailov, Chairman of the Board of Baiterek Holding Mr. Arifkhanov, Chairman of the Board of KazakhExport Mr. Iskakov, Deputy Chairman of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurship Mr. Zhumagaziyev.
According to the Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, the share of exports of the manufacturing industry in the total volume of exports has risen by 9% (from 23% to 32%) since the year 2013. Over 9 months of this year, products for USD 44.5 billion (that for January-September 2017 - USD 34.5 billion) have been exported. The export basket includes 800 items. As of today, Kazakh goods are exported to 123 states.