On March 8, at the regular meeting of the Operational Headquarters for Anti-Crisis Measures, chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov, issues in the field of customs were considered. First Vice-Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan Marat Sultangaziev reported on the measures taken to develop the customs and logistics infrastructure. According to the State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance, today the railway checkpoints “Altynkol” and “Dostyk-Temirzhol” on the border with China are functioning normally.
“At the moment, out of 5 road checkpoints, 4 are open and accept cargo. The checkpoint “Kalzhat” is currently closed by the PRC due to the epidemiological situation. The parties agree on the exact dates of the resumption of the activities of Kalzhat-Dulaty,” the First Vice Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan said.
The government has resolved the issue of cargo transshipment inside the Nur-Zholy checkpoint from China to Kazakhstan and the electronic queue is being ordered. At the same time, the cost of transportation services is reduced by 2 times.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan noted the need for prompt response to emerging and possible risks in connection with the current realities. The next meeting of the Operational Headquarters on Anti-crisis Measures will be held on March 9.