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Business in Kazakhstan, Astana

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Kazakhstan. Astana

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Kazakhstan (Central Asia)
  2. Kazakh Economy
    1. Economic Profile of the Regions of Kazakhstan
  3. Doing Business in Almaty and Astana
  4. Foreign Trade (Import, Export) of Kazakhstan (Import, Export)
    1. Economic Integration with Russia and Belarus
    2. Special Economic Zones in Kazakhstan
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Kazakhstan
  6. Business Opportunities in Kazakhstan
    1. Kazakh Petrol sector
    2. Metal Sector
    3. Food and Agriculture Sector
  7. Case Study: KazMunayGasm KEGOC
  8. Access to the Kazakh market
  9. Business Plan for Kazakhstan

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Kazakhstan” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Kazakh Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Kazakhstan
  3. To explore the Kazakh trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Kazakh Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Kazakh companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Kazakh market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Kazakhstanbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Asia, Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Business, Asian Business, World Trade
  3. Course: Business in Central Eurasia

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Kazakhstan Master International Business, Foreign Trade Kazakh Students

Online Student (Master International Business Foreign Trade)

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English (Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Kazajastán Study, Master in International Business in French Kazakhstan)

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Kazakhstan”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Kazakhstan:
International Trade and Business in Kazakhstan





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Kazakhstan.

Economic Corridors related to Kazakhstan
  1. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
  2. Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road)
  3. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  4. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  5. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
  6. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
  7. Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)
  8. Access to the:
    1. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
    2. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor
    3. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
    4. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)
    5. Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor (KTAI -ECO)

Kazakh preferential access and trade agreements

  1. Kazakhstan and the Central Eurasian Economic Area
  2. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) - Succeeded by the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
  3. Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
  4. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  5. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  6. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  7. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme
  8. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Armenia and Georgia
  9. Free trade agreement between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan
  10. Serbia-Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  11. Collaboration and Cooperation Agreement with the European Union
  12. Iran-Pakistan-Turkey Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA)
  13. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  14. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE)
  4. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  5. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  6. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  7. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  8. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)
  9. Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules, UN)
  10. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  11. Iran-Pakistan-Turkey Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA)

Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Islamic Organisations. Kazakhstan is a member of...

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT)
    4. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  3. Kazakhstan - Middle East (AMED)
  4. Arab Development Funds

Asian Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  3. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  4. Boao Forum for Asia
  5. Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Global Organisations

  1. Kazakhstan is Beneficiary of the European Investment Bank
  2. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  3. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)
  4. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  5. World Bank (WB)
  6. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  7. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The Republic of Kazakhstan.

  1. Kazakh population: 17.6 million people
    1. 63.6% are Kazakh
  2. Kazakh Area: 2,724,900 square kilometres (the ninth largest country, two time zones)
  3. Borders of Kazakhstan: China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
  4. Kazakhstan is a landlocked country
  5. Official language of Kazakhstan: Kazakh and Russian
  6. Kazakh Capital: Astana (835,153)
  7. Largest city of Kazakhstan: Almaty (1,552,349)
  8. Type of Government: Unitary dominant-party Presidential Republic
  9. Kazakh Independence: 1991 (URSS)

China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran Turkey. Road Transportation Course

Main religions in Kazakhstan:

  1. Sunni Islam (70% of the Kazakh, Hanafi school)
  2. Orthodox Christianity (26%)

Kazakhstan belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation).

  1. Kazakhstan belongs to the Sunni - Turkic area of the Islamic Civilisation

Kazakhstan GAS KazMunayGasm

Kazakh Economy.

  1. Kazakhstan is a Frontier Market
  2. Petrol and gas areas: 72% of Kazakhstan
  3. 3% of the total petroleum reserve in the World
  4. Kazakhstan is a Middle-income country (WB)
  5. Kazakh GDP: 225.619 billion USD
    1. Manufacturing: 35% of the GDP
    2. Services sector: 58% of the GDP
  6. Kazakh GDP per capita: 12.496 USD
  7. The main sectors of the Kazakh economy are mining and quarrying (33%), wholesale and trade, manufacturing industry, transportation, building, and agriculture
  8. Kazakhstan is near to three BRICS Countries (Russia, China, and India)
  9. EXPO-2017 in Astana
  10. Ranking in the Ease of Doing Business (WB): 41
  11. Investor protection
  12. Kazakh Currency: Tenge
  13. Kazakhstan is part of the Great Silk Way

Transport and Transit Corridor, Ashgabat Agreement, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Oman, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Foreign Trade of Kazakhstan.

  1. The main Kazakh exports are petroleum, other mineral resources, and raw materials
  2. The largest Kazakh export markets are Italy, the Netherlands, China, Russia, Switzerland, and France
  3. The main Kazakh providers are Russia, China, Germany, the United States, and Italy
  4. The largest investors in Kazakhstan are the Netherlands, the United States, Switzerland, China, and France
  5. Customs union with Russia and Belarus since 2010
  6. The Common Economic Space (Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan) was set-up in 2012
  7. The Eurasian Economic Union (Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus) in 2014
  8. In 2015, Kazakhstan joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  9. Access to the Eurasian Land Transport Initiative

New Silk Road (China-Europe) Eurasian Land Transport Initiative

Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (Trade Facilitation, customs, corridors)

Community of Independent States CIS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea) Course

International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia) Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan...

Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia TRACECA: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Turkey) Road Transportation Course

Agreement with Armenia
Armenia-Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement

Eurasian Economic Union: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Russia

Eurasian Economic Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan)

Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan



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