Kyrgyzstan is no longer allowed to transport its goods to Russia by road through the territory of Kazakhstan, Advisor to the Director of the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety Inspectorate Tolonbek Yrsaliyev told Tazabek on 6 January.
The ban on transport of Kyrgyz goods subject to veterinary control via Kazakhstan to Russia came into effect from 1 January 2017.
"The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan represented by the Deputy Minister Gulmira Isayeva sent a letter on 31 December 2016 informing about introducing a ban on road and air transport of goods subject to veterinary control via Kazakhstan based on the decision of the Customs Union as of 2010," said Mr Yrsaliyev.
15 Kyrgyz producers that are allowed to export their goods to Russia are no longer allowed to transport their products to Russia via Kazakhstan by road and by air. They can only carry out transport of goods via Kazakhstan by rail.