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Business in Kazakhstan, Astana

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Kazakhstan. Astana (Course, Master).

  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 of Kazakhstan
    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
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)
  3. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)
  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

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
  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

EENI Global Business School & University, Masters

The Subject “Doing 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 Kazakh Students

Online Student (Master International Business)

Learning materials in Master 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

Example of the Subject - Doing Business in Kazakhstan:
Master Course: Business in Kazakhstan





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Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Kazakhstan.

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)

Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor (Course Master)

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

Course: China-Central Asia-Western-Asia Economic Corridor

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

Ashgabat Agreement (Transport Corridor, India, Iran) Course

Kazakhstan GAS KazMunayGasm

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

Silk Road China-Europe Eurasian Land Transport (Course Master)

Central Asia Economic Cooperation CAREC, Course

Economic Organisations. Kazakhstan is a member of...

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  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. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  9. Boao Forum for Asia
  10. Kazakhstan - Middle East (AMED)
  11. Kazakhstan is Beneficiary of the European Investment Bank
  12. Economic Commission Europe (UNECE)
  13. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)
  14. United Nations (UN)
  15. World Bank (WB)
  16. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  17. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Community of Independent States CIS, Course

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

International North-South Transport Corridor, Master

Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) Course

Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor) Course

Agreement with Armenia
Armenia-Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

Eurasian Economic Union (Master Doctorate)

Eurasian Economic Community

Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO, Master)



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