Kazakhstan is expanding export markets. It is planned to increase food supplies by 40% by 2021. Therefore, the huge market of South-East Asia is of great interest. According to Kazakh Ambassador to Singapore, Usen Suleimen, this state is also interested in establishing business ties with Kazakhstan. At the moment, Singapore and Kazakhstan are negotiating on the creation of a free trade zone. Kazakhstan - Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Investment with its head office in Singapore is opening even more opportunities.

USEN SULEIMEN, KAZAKH AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE:

- Negotiations on the protection of mutual investments between the two countries have been completed. We think that this agreement will be signed before the end of this year as part of the Kazakhstan-Singapore Business Forum in Singapore. We have been negotiating on free trade between the EAEU and Singapore for two years now.

Many Kazakhstani manufacturers are interested in the Georgian market. Negotiations on the supply of Kazakhstan’s ice cream, biodegradable packages and electric locomotives to Georgia were held at a joint business forum this summer. Kazakhstan’s pharmaceutical company presented its products in Tbilisi. They intend to supply gowns, gloves, bandages, syringes and other disposable medical products that can be used in all departments of medical clinics such as surgery, cardiology, traumatology, and obstetrics.

LEILA MAKHANOVA, COMPANY’S COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR:

- There is a registration procedure in all the CIS countries; this is a very long and expensive process. Georgia doesn’t require registration of medical products. If you registered products in your country, you proved that you have high-quality products. They accept the international certificate ISU13485 and the certificate of safety.

 Representatives of leading Georgian clinics was introduced to the products which they appreciated in terms of both high quality and affordable prices.

SOFO KERESELIDZE, FINANCIAL MANAGER, HEMATOLOGY CENTRE:

- The presentation was very interesting. I’m impressed and I think we will definitely cooperate with the Merusar and K company. What I saw was really good and deserves our attention. These products will be able to compete with Western analogues.

The member countries of Eurasian Economic Union got interested in Kazakh organic and eco products, including dried mare milk. Especially, Russian wholesale food centers and retailers are eager about the products. The National Brand Association represented interests of Kazakh companies.

TATYANA SHEVCHENKO, DIRECTOR, PURCHASING DIRECTOR, VOLGATORG-SARATOV LLC:

- Kazakh products, specifically weighted candy, are popular in our city. We don’t have this product in the network yet, so they are ready to take in Food city.

Today Kazakhstan is successfully opening new markets for processed products by acting as one of the leaders of regional foreign trade.

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