Kazakhstan introduced a ban on the import of wheat by road and rail transport. The corresponding order No. 337 was signed by the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan on September 25.
The restrictions are imposed for a period of 6 months and apply to the import of wheat (code of the commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activity of the Eurasian Economic Union: 100119; 100199):
- to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan by road transport from third countries and from the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (from October 11, 2023);
- to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan by rail transport from third countries and EAEU countries, except for the import of wheat to the address of licensed elevators, grain processors, and poultry enterprises (from September 26, 2023).
The Department of agri-food markets and processing of agricultural products of the Ministry of Agriculture is instructed to form and send a list of licensed elevators, grain processors, and poultry enterprises for JSC "National Company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy".
It is clarified that the ban does not extend to the transit of products through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.