This report provides an assessment of Kazakhstan’s readiness for cross-border paperless trade, i.e., the conduct of international trade based on electronic data and documents.
A team of experts conducted this assessment following readiness checklists developed by the ESCAP Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-Border Paperless Trade Facilitation, of which Kazakhstan is a member. National consultation on facilitating cross-border paperless trade was co-organized by the QazTrade Center for Trade Policy Development, the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United Nations ESCAP on 9 December 2021 to review findings from the study conducted on Kazakhstan’s readiness assessment on cross-border paperless trade and discuss a proposed action plan.
Following a brief overview of trade facilitation implementation in Kazakhstan, findings from the technical and legal readiness assessments for cross-border paperless trade are presented. Recommendations on the technical and the legal aspects of cross-border paperless trade are then provided, followed by an initial action plan for Kazakhstan to move forward.
The report is co-published by ESCAP and QazTrade Center for Trade Policy Development.
The complete set of Cross-Border Paperless Trade Readiness Assessment reports can be accessed here.