Kazakhstan removed barrier related to restrictions on admission of products from EAEU countries to public procurement

At its meeting held on July 11, the Eurasian Economic Commission's Board recognized as removed and excluded from the register of obstacles in the Eurasian Economic Union's internal market the barrier associated with establishing restrictions on the admission of certain types of products from the EAEU countries to public procurement in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


As the Commission's monitoring showed, in order to participate in public procurement of certain types of products, suppliers had to obtain an industrial certificate from the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, while it was issued only to Kazakhstani manufacturers. Besides, some criteria were envisaged in the form of a share of in-country value in electronic and software products.

As a result of amendments to regulatory legal acts of Kazakhstan, restrictions which fail to comply with the Union's law were eliminated.

“Providing national treatment in the field of public procurement is a powerful tool for stabilizing and regulating the market for goods and services. We welcome the efforts of the Republic of Kazakhstan in ensuring the efficient functioning of the EAEU internal market,” noted Varos Simonyan, EEC Minister in charge of Internal Markets, Informatization, Information and Communication Technologies.