PROMOTION OF KAZAKHSTAN’S EXPORT
Kazakhstan is entering new export markets. The National Center of Accreditation is promoting export activities of Kazakhstani products via international accreditation. This will reduce technical barriers in trading, cut processing costs and increase competitiveness of country’s products. Kazakhstan entered ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) in 2010 and became a member of IAF (International Accreditation Forum) in 2013. It resulted in over half a million test reports, about 10,500 of which were issued outside the country.
MAKSUT OMIRKHANOV, DIRECTOR GENERAL, NATIONAL ACCREDITATION CENTER:
- Protocols are mainly issued for fish and meat products, sausages, milk and dairy, honey and grain products. The products have been exported to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, China, Japan, Iran, Serbia, Spain, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Poland.
According to experts, the work will continue in this direction. The National Accreditation Center approved the Strategic Development Plan 2017-2019. It is planned not only to increase exports of Kazakhstani products but also to improve the quality of services. In addition, the center intends to work on the development of new areas of accreditation. According to experts, the EXPO 2017 will give impetus to the development of such methods as the verification of greenhouse gases, environmental management systems and organic products.