Emblem
Official Source of the
Prime Minister of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
Menu
Emblem
Close button

Creating a single pool of distribution centers to ensure price stability for food products — Bakhyt Sultanov

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 15:04:55

At a press conference in the Government, the Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov said that it is planned to create a single pool of producers based on distribution centers together with neighbors from Central Asia for further export of goods to Russia.

As Sultanov noted, in order to minimize the risks of rising food prices, work will be carried out on bilateral cooperation with other countries in reducing barriers to the movement of products and thereby facilitate trade. The minister emphasized that the final cost of goods for consumers is also affected by transportation costs.

“When we talk, for example, about sweet cherries, it goes from the south of Kazakhstan and from the countries of Central Asia. Here, a lot of problems arise at the border. You know that 150-200 cars are at the border. Suppose when a refrigerator with grapes comes in and when customs officers open it, oxygen penetration already causes 20% loss. Plus, he (the manufacturer) comes to the market of Nur-Sultan, tries to find a distributor or buyer, in this expectation another 20% is lost. Plus imperfection of networks — another 20%. As long as the grape reaches the end customer, it becomes sluggish,” the minister said.

At the moment, the new ministry is negotiating with colleagues from Central Asia in order to build a specific pool of manufacturers. According to Sultanov, Kazakhstani producers and our neighbors will benefit here.

“Therefore, a single distribution system will be created that will remove all barriers at the border. By creating the unified system, we will be able to ensure price stability and quality supply of products to the markets of Kazakhstan. Thus, we will minimize long-term price fluctuations,” Sultanov said.

He also spoke about long-term measures. These include the creation of wholesale distribution centers for retail chains.

“Speaking of wholesale distribution centers, this is one of the elements of infrastructure that is lacking. They are needed in order to develop logistics for the delivery of products, their storage and distribution to stores at home. We do not have this link, today everything is set up for distributors. A distributor buys, brings and distributes himself, they dictate this price to our networks and stores and do not compete with each other. Therefore, we want to build a system that will be transparent,” said the minister.

Currently, Kazakhstan is working on the construction of wholesale distribution centers in four regions - Zhambyl, Pavlodar, West Kazakhstan and East Kazakhstan regions. The construction of a wholesale distribution center in the Mangistau region is planned for 2020. In the future, it is planned to build distribution centers in three regions — the cities of Aktobe, Almaty and Semey.

“Today, three regions are engaged in the construction of wholesale distribution centers. Investors and land plots identified. For our part, we will provide state support for financing these facilities,” the minister said.

In addition, Sultanov emphasized that the functions of the newly created Ministry of Trade and Integration include overseeing issues of price stability and product quality.

“The mission of our ministry is to focus on trade issues. Since trade issues were previously considered either in the functions of the Ministry of Industry or the Ministry of National Economy, in this case we are talking about concentrating on issues of international and domestic trade, we are more focused on the issues of competitiveness of our products and respect for national interests in the work of global associations, such as the World Trade Organization, an integration association in the Eurasian Economic Union. It is a matter of direct interaction with a specific business, specific enterprises and specific products so that it can be competitive in international markets and provide the internal needs of our population,” Sultanov said.


News feed
03 August 2020, 16:04
Government session to be held Aug. 4 in Ukimet Uyi
03 August 2020, 14:20
New program of Housing Construction Savings Bank "Zhas Otbasy" started July 1 in Kazakhstan
03 August 2020, 14:10
In 2021, Housing Construction Savings Bank plans to issue mortgage online
03 August 2020, 14:00
Transforming Housing Construction Savings Bank into Otbasy Bank and providing Kazakhstanis with housing — interview with Lyazzat Ibragimova
03 August 2020, 10:47
Shakhmardan Baimanov appointed chair of Committee on Youth and Family Affairs of the Ministry of Information and Social Development
03 August 2020, 09:32
Anuar Dzhumadildayev appointed chair of Treasury Committee of the Ministry of Finance
02 August 2020, 17:30
Video Digest: Main events of the week, No. 71
31 July 2020, 08:29
Prime Minister Askar Mamin congratulates Kazakhstanis on Kurban Ait
30 July 2020, 18:30
Yerbol Ospanov appointed vice minister of labor and social protection of the population
30 July 2020, 17:15
Increasing yield, ensuring phytosanitary safety and training of research personnel — how agricultural science develops in Kazakhstan
30 July 2020, 16:04
Allen Chaizhunussov appointed chair of the Board of QazExpoCongress
30 July 2020, 13:09
Prime Minister Askar Mamin instructs to develop additional measures to support business
30 July 2020, 08:58
Roman Sklyar's working trip to Tatarstan: Creating joint ventures and implementing investment projects
29 July 2020, 20:56
Interdepartmental Commission takes special control over implementation of President’s instructions
29 July 2020, 16:57
Increasing lending to SMEs, providing employment and social benefits to population — Ruslan Dalenov on measures to support economy
28 July 2020, 21:37
Mortgage on favorable terms and construction of affordable housing — development of housing construction in Kazakhstan
28 July 2020, 19:03
Prime Minister Askar Mamin holds meeting on development of Kyzylorda region
28 July 2020, 11:17
During pandemic, Internet and electronic government services became the first necessity — Bagdat Mussin
28 July 2020, 10:20
E-commerce market amounted to 435 billion tenge in first half of 2020
28 July 2020, 10:13
In first half of 2020, e-commerce in Kazakhstan increased by one and half times
28 July 2020, 10:06
Epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan stabilizing
28 July 2020, 10:00
Since introduction of quarantine in Kazakhstan, 29% decrease in CVI cases recorded
27 July 2020, 14:26
Government session to be held July 28 in Ukimet Uyi
27 July 2020, 12:03
Changing approaches to provision of medical care reduced burden on bed capacity of Almaty — Nadyrov
27 July 2020, 11:37
After launch of mobile resuscitation teams in Almaty, number of deaths from COVID-19 decreased
27 July 2020, 11:21
Nadyrov on COVID-19 in Almaty: Unloading hospitals, switching to telemedicine and forming drug warehouse
25 July 2020, 13:22
Video Digest: Main events of the week, No. 70
24 July 2020, 18:45
Tugzhanov in Mangystau region: Meeting with medical workers and checking warehouses of SK-Pharmacy
23 July 2020, 19:07
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev receives Prime Minister Askar Mamin
23 July 2020, 17:24
Personnel training, teaching basics of entrepreneurship, expanding microcrediting in rural areas — how Enbek State Program implemented in Kazakhstan
23 July 2020, 09:07
COVID-19 Operational Headquarters strengthens control in regions
22 July 2020, 18:42
Eliminating spontaneous dumps, separating solid waste and protecting environment — Ministry of Ecology reports on implementation of President's instructions
21 July 2020, 22:49
COVID-19 situation stabilized in Kazakhstan: Daily growth in number of cases reduced, number of recovered increased
21 July 2020, 22:03
Kazakh-Russian plant for 1,200 new jobs to be built in Zhambyl region
21 July 2020, 14:09
Regions need to actively support projects until they receive the status of subsidized — Atameken NCE
21 July 2020, 12:19
Production of building materials in Kazakhstan increased 3.3 times — Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development
21 July 2020, 11:05
Over 2 thousand projects worth half a billion tenge approved under Economy of Simple Things
21 July 2020, 11:04
Number of ambulance calls reduced by 23% in two weeks — Ministry of Healthcare of Kazakhstan
21 July 2020, 10:54
Kazakhstan reaches stabilized level of epidemiological situation
20 July 2020, 18:39
Asel Zhanassova appointed vice minister of trade and integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan
20 July 2020, 17:47
Prime Minister Askar Mamin introduces First Vice Minister of Digital Development Bagdat Mussin
20 July 2020, 16:47
Investments — key to sustainable and high-quality economic growth
20 July 2020, 16:16
Government session to be held July 21 in Ukimet Uyi
19 July 2020, 10:01
Video Digest: Main events of the week, No. 69
18 July 2020, 09:02
Prime Minister Askar Mamin participates in session of Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Minsk and meets with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
16 July 2020, 19:28
Yeraly Tugzhanov inspects progress of implementation of President's orders in medical institutions of the capital
14 July 2020, 15:31
New school year for Kazakhstani students to begin remotely — Ministry of Education and Science
14 July 2020, 13:12
About 281 thousand Kazakhstanis employed through the e-labor exchange in 2020
14 July 2020, 12:54
Over 22 million electronic services provided in Kazakhstan during pandemic — Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry
14 July 2020, 12:46
Kazakhstan plans to bring irrigated land to 3 million hectares by 2030
© 2019 - 2020 Press service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Developed by SoftDeCo.