Turkiye lifted sanctions against livestock products from Kazakhstan

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Turkiye has lifted restrictions on the import of livestock and poultry products from Kazakhstan, which have been in effect since 2005, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan reported.

"As of June 7, 2024, a number of restrictions that have been a barrier to the supply of Kazakhstani products to the Turkiye market have been lifted. In particular, restrictions on avian flu, in effect since 2005, as well as restrictions on foot-and-mouth disease and nodular dermatitis, in effect since 2016 and 2022, respectively," the statement said.

Thus, restrictions on avian flu have been in effect since 2005, while those on foot-and-mouth disease and nodular dermatitis have been in effect since 2016 and 2022, respectively.

The issue of barriers was raised by the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, Aidarbek Saparov, in March of this year at a meeting of agriculture ministers of the Turkic states in Taraz.

"The next stage for promoting Kazakhstani livestock products will be the coordination of veterinary requirements. These issues will also be included in the agenda for discussion during Aidarbek Saparov's visit to the Republic of Turkiye in August of this year," the department said.

The ministry reminded that as of today, restrictions on sheep and goat pox still apply to several regions of Kazakhstan. The veterinary service is taking necessary measures to lift the remaining barriers.

In 2023, the trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Turkiye reached $6.3 billion.

Kazakhstan's exports to Turkiye mainly consist of raw materials such as oil, petroleum products, and metals (copper, zinc, aluminum). Imports from Turkiye to Kazakhstan include light industry goods (clothing, textiles), as well as machinery products.

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June 10, 2024