Large Russian retail chains are negotiating with Kazakhstan to supply certain categories of goods that have become more difficult to enter the Russian market through the usual channels. This was announced at a briefing by Yerkebulan Orazalin, head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Investment in Almaty, Tengrinews.kz reports.
According to him, such requests are made by the Magnit and Lenta chains. First of all, they are interested in importing foreign goods, for which there may be a shortage in Russia, and Kazakh companies could help with supplies. But, Orazalin warned, the process involves a number of international restrictions. The official also said that more and more Russian companies are interested in moving their business from Russia to Kazakhstan, for example in Alma-Ata. He did not give specific names, as the work goes through the Atameken Chamber of Entrepreneurs, where a special service window has been created for all interested investors.
In connection with the actions of Russian troops in Ukraine, Western countries have imposed unprecedented sanctions, which, among other things, include logistical restrictions on the border with the European Union. In addition to banning trucks with Russian license plates, international carriers often refuse to unilaterally transport products to Russia.