Kazakhstan introduces a law to ban the importation of sanctioned goods into the Russian Federation

16:21 06 July Kyiv, Ukraine

The authorities of Kazakhstan have prepared an order to ban the transport of goods to the Russian Federation and Belarus that fell under Western sanctions. The Ministry of Finance of the country published it for public discussion.

According to the document, the Kazakh authorities will not certify electronic invoices (ESV) for such goods, and without this, their crossing the border with Russia will be prohibited.

It is clarified that the list of sanctioned products is formed and published in the public domain on the official website www.traderadar.kz. At the same time, the state revenue authorities of Kazakhstan (OGD) - in fact, the joint tax and customs service - must give the go-ahead or, conversely, refuse to transport goods across the border "within one working day."

Control over the availability of certified copies of the ESF at automobile, aviation, sea and river checkpoints is also carried out by the State Duma. A similar responsibility is assigned to the national railway carrier LLP "KTZH-GP". He must accept goods for subsequent export to Russia and Belarus only if there are certified copies of the ESF or a certificate of the absence of such a need.
Earlier, Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said that the country would continue cooperation with Russia, but would not violate the sanctions imposed in response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. According to him, the authorities have already received notifications from Western partners that otherwise the republic risks falling under secondary sanctions.