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New Zealand side hopes to sign a comprehensive FTA with the Customs Union, NZ Ambassador Print E-mail

ASTANA. 28 March. KAZINFORM. - New Zealand side hopes to sign a comprehensive FTA with the Customs Union, said Mr Hamish Cooper, New Zealand Ambassador to Kazakhstan. The question was discussed at the briefing after Ambassador Cooper presented his credentials to Mr Marat Tazhin, the State Secretary of Kazakhstan.  

"Today we have great opportunities to expand cooperation of our countries. We already cooperate in various international organisations and hope to sign a comprehensive FTA between New Zealand and the Customs Union", said the Ambassador.   
He noticed that such areas as education, economics, trade relations and agricultural technologies have great potential for expansion of cooperation between Kazakhstan and New Zealand. 

Kazakh scientists have produced offspring of New Zealand sheep breeds Print E-mail

21 May 2012 Hampshire and Suffolk sheep breeds produced in Kazakhstan - Kazakh scientists have produced offspring of New Zealand sheep breeds - Hampshire and Suffolk - for the first time in the CIS.
This lamb was among the first to be born. The parent reproductive material was brought by scientists from New Zealand and it was used in crossbreeding with local sheep of the same breed. Thus, forty ewes were impregnated and they are expected to give birth sometime soon. According to scientists, Hampshire and Suffolk are different from other meat breeds, mainly due to their speed of development. Four-month old lambs gain a weight of up to 36 kilograms while an adult stud ram can weigh up to one hundred kilograms. Another quality of these breeds is their good wool.

Interfax Kazakhstan Business and Investment Print E-mail

ALMATY. (Interfax) - Kazakhstan posted a January-November trade surplus of $46.444 billion, a 60% year-on-year increase, the country's State Statistics Agency reported.
The republic did $113.2 billion worth of foreign trade during the period, up 41.8% from January-November 2010. That included exports of $79.82 billion (up 51.7%) and imports of $33.376 billion (up 22.6%). Kazakh exports to fellow Customs Union countries amounted to $6.7 billion (up 46.2%) and imports to $14.7 billion (up 36.9%).
China was the main buyer of Kazakh products (18.4% of overall Kazakh exports), followed by Italy (17.3%), and Russia (8.3%). The bulk of Kazakhstan's imports came from Russia (42.6% of total imports), China (13%), and Germany (5.5%).

Kazakhstan 2011: Year in Review: Business & Investment Print E-mail

ALMATY. Jan (Interfax) - The past year has been rich in political events for Kazakhstan. It may be harvest time in the political field but the country's economy is still at the sowing stage.
The country undertook many major projects, each launched towards some significant date. For example, there were many new production projects launched on the eve of Independence Day. Regional chiefs reported on the successful implementation of government programs forcing industrial and innovative development, company heads enthusiastically talked about their production and reported on the government funds spent.
Nevertheless, old problems, especially in the banking system, did not fade away. Reorganization by the regulators has not yet settled various urgent issues. In addition, there was talk of another cycle of financial crisis and proposals to tighten belts once again.


Stuart Prior, Honorary Consul for Belarus in New Zealand

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