5 million tonnes of goods was brought from China to Kazakhstan in 2018

5 million tonnes of goods was brought from China to Kazakhstan in 2018

The ways of boosting Kazakhstan’s transit capacity are outlined in the 56th step of the Plan of the Nation. More than 26,000 transit declarations were filed for the goods brought from China to Kazakhstan since the beginning of the year, which is 20 percent higher compared to last year. The total weight of the goods exceeded five million tonnes which is 500,000 tonnes higher than last year. The majority of goods are transported by railroad. 28 percent of goods that were brought to Kazakhstan underwent customs declaration. 65 percent of the goods are dispatched to the third countries, while six percent of the goods are sent to the Eurasian Economic Union countries. In terms of imports and exports, 15,000 declarations were filed in Kazakhstan in 11 months. The total weight of goods is over 500,000 tonnes, while the value is US$ 950 million.     

GABIT ORAZOV, HEAD OF CUSTOMS CONTROL DEPARTMENT:

- The rapidness is the dry port’s main advantage. There is a great capacity of processing containers there. The digital transformation of the transit operations is important, because it directly affects the rapidness of freight transportation. Astana 1 information system was established to speed up the customs operations. The goods are currently filed using this system, while the paper filing is being removed.