KAZAKH, US COMMERCE OFFICIALS MET IN WASHINGTON
Kazakh Minister of Commerce and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross held a bilateral meeting on 18 October 2019 in Washington within the annual meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Strategy2050.kz informs with reference to the Ministry of Commerce and Integration.
The meeting held as part of the session of the Kazakhstan-US High-Level Economic Cooperation Group, initiated by the first Kazakh President during his visit to the United States in January 2018, touched upon the bilateral cooperation in domestic and foreign commerce, goods and service exports, commercial and investment projects, joint projects with Tyson Foods, financial support to joint projects on sanctions policies, intellectual property and e-commerce, as well as cooperation within the WTO and OECD.
With the 2018 trade turnover of $2.2B, increasing by 36%, the USA is a key strategic partner of Kazakhstan.
In the space of 8 months of 2019, both countries’ trade has stood at $1.4B.
To further the trade and economic cooperation and maintain its positive dynamic, the sides agreed to expand the range of goods and services, establish direct contacts between business circles.
The Kazakh side proposed to speed up the mutual trade through increasing exports from Kazakhstan by adding 50 items for over $802.1M.
Source: STRATEGY 2050