EENI-Business School

Business in Kazakhstan

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in Kazakhstan. Astana. Syllabus:

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

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

  1. To analyse the Kazakh economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Republic of Kazakhstan
  3. To explore Kazakhstan's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Kazakhstan's Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Kazakh companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Kazakh market
Subject “Doing Business in Kazakhstan” is studied...
  1. Professional Masters (e-learning): International Business, Asia, Pacific, Muslims Countries, Emerging Markets
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Asia
  3. Diploma: Central Eurasia

Doctorate and Master in International Business for the Kazakh Students.

Course learning materials in English (Spanish Kazajatán French Kazakhstan)

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

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Kazakhstan:
Doing Business in Kazakhstan

Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Kazakhstan.

The Republic of Kazakhstan.

  1. Kazakh population: 17,6 millions of people
  2. 63.6% are Kazakh
  3. Area: 2,724,900 square kilometres (the ninth largest country, two time zones)
  4. Borders of Kazakhstan: China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
  5. Kazakhstan is a landlocked country
  6. Official language: Kazakh and Russian
  7. Capital: Astana (835,153)
  8. The largest city of Kazakhstan: Almaty (1,552,349)
  9. Type of Government: Unitary dominant-party Presidential Republic
  10. Independence: 1991 (URSS)
  11. Kazakhstan belongs to the Sunni - Turkic area of the Islamic Civilisation

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).

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 GDP
    2. Service sector: 58% of GDP
  6. Kazakh GDP per capita: 12.496 USD
  7. Main sectors of the Kazakh economy are mining and quarrying (33%), wholesale and trade, manufacturing industry, transport, 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

Kazakhstan GAS KazMunayGasm

Foreign Trade of Kazakhstan.

  1. Main Kazakh exports are petroleum, other mineral resources, and raw materials
  2. Main Kazakh export markets are Italy, the Netherlands, China, Russia, Switzerland, and France
  3. 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)

Central Asia Economic Cooperation

Kazakhstan's preferential access and trade agreements

  1. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Armenia and Georgia
  2. Free trade agreement between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan
  3. Serbia-Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  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. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEc)
  9. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

Community of Independent States CIS

Agreement with Armenia
Armenia-Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Eurasian Economic Union

Kazakhstan is a member of...

  1. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. World Customs Organisation
  5. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  6. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  7. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  8. Boao Forum for Asia
  9. Kazakhstan - Middle East (AMED)
  10. Beneficiary of the European Investment Bank
  11. Economic Commission Europe (UNECE)
  12. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)

Eurasian Economic Community

Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)



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