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On June 15, Kazakhstan extended wheat and wheat flour export restrictions until September 30. The restrictions were originally approved on April 14 under the Ministry of Agriculture's decree “Regarding export of certain goods from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan” and set to expire on June 15, 2022.
On December 30, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture finalized its 2021-2030 agricultural development policy document (“concept note”) describing the agriculture sector, market development plans, international trade outlook, government support programs, and expected results of implementing agricultural policies.
On April 14, the Ministry of Agriculture approved the “Regarding export of certain goods from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan” decree outlining wheat and wheat flour export restrictions valid until June 15, 2022.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kazakhstan: Grain and Feed Annual

FAS-Nur-Sultan forecasts no significant change to wheat planted area for MY2022/23. Kazakhstan introduced wheat and wheat flour exports restrictions until June 15, 2022, however the government has made public assurances that it plans to supply regional markets given high wheat prices and production challenges in Ukraine and Russia.
The Ministry of Agriculture proposed a national agricultural sector development project plan for 2021-2025 to increase the sector's competitiveness by improving labor efficiency, increasing agricultural exports, and domestically producing "socially significant food products."
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kazakhstan: Grain and Feed Update

This report contains FAS-Nur-Sultan’s production estimates for MY2021/22 and trade estimates for MY2022/23.
Russian invasion of Ukraine is expected to significantly affect Thai agriculture. Agricultural production costs are expected to increase 7-13 percent in livestock production and 10-17 percent in field crops due to the surge in prices of feed-quality grains and fertilizers.
Black Sea regional producers Ukraine and Russia are significant suppliers to India of nitrogen and potassic fertilizers utilized in agricultural production. FAS New Delhi sources indicate that a short supply of potassic fertilizers is unlikely to affect agricultural production prospects in the upcoming crop year in the major food grain belt of northwest India and the Indo Gangetic plains.
Since initiating the hostilities, Vladimir Putin’s Russian Federation’s war of aggression against neighboring Ukraine has led to volatility in different sectors of the global economy. For India and the region, trade is disrupted in the grains, oilseeds, fertilizer, and energy sectors.
On December 31, 2021, the Ministry of Trade and Integration announced the first stage of 2022 meat and poultry quotas by HS code for historic suppliers (i.e., importers). The first stage approved the distribution of 2,835 tons of beef and 31,500 tons of poultry.
This report highlights export certification requirements for Kazakhstan. Please note that certification requirements have and will continue to undergo changes as Kazakhstan reforms its regulations to meet Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and WTO commitments. Exporters are advised to verify export certification requirements with their importer before shipment.
This report is an overview of the general legal and technical requirements for food and agricultural imports imposed by Kazakhstan. The following sections of this report have been updated from the 2020 FAIRS report: Section II’s “Digital Labeling Requirements,” Section V’s “Draft Maximum Residue Levels,” Section VI’s information on “Tariff Rate Quotas,” and Section VII’s “Halal Standards.”