The Kazakh authorities have limited the export of 106 types of goods due to Western sanctions, Vice Minister of Trade Kairat Torebaev told reporters.
“We have introduced restrictions on the export of goods intended for military purposes. That’s 106 different types. Their export is completely limited,” he said (quote via Interfax).
The restrictions include exports of, for example, spare parts for drones, chips and special electronics, the official added.
The Kazakh authorities have repeatedly statedthat they comply with Western sanctions against Russia. At the same time, the President of the Republic Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said October 13 that economic restrictions have a negative impact on global trade and the well-being of nations. At the end of August, at a meeting of the Dialogue of Heads of State in the BRICS Plus format, Tokayev said that food and fertilizers should be exempted from any sanctions to strengthen food security.
After the start of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, Western countries introduced new sanctions against Russian companies, businessmen and the country’s leadership. States have banned the export of some goods and technologies to Russia, and also closed their airspace to Russian aircraft. Some foreign companies began to suspend operations in Russia due to special operations, sanctions and logistics problems. EU countries have already introduced 11 packages of sanctions.