01 August 2012, 12:48
Foreign trade missions earned about USD 60 mln for Kazakhstan
As a result of holding 15 trade missions over the last 3 years, export contracts amounting to USD 60 mln were concluded, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Agency for Export and Investment "Kaznex Invest" Meyerzhan Maikenov said in the interview for Pm.kz site.
"As a result of holding trade missions, the export contracts we concluded amounted to USD 60 mln," M. Maikenov said.
According to the information of the press service of "Kaznex Invest", 2 trade missions were held in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in 2012.
The Deputy Chairman also noted that it was expected to sign export contracts totaling USD 20 mln during the last trip to Tajikistan - the 16th trade mission. This trip demonstrated a great potential of the Tajikistani market for the producers of Kazakhstan.
In whole, "Kaznex Invest" held about 15 trade missions over the course of three years during which the businessmen from Kazakhstan had an opportunity to present their products to representatives of business communities of foreign countries and hold negotiations with heads of the state bodies.
"The trade missions are held not only in the format of business with business but also in the format of meetings high officials of the country. Thus, for example, within the framework of our visit to Romania we organized a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, in Turkmenistan it was the meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, with representatives of the Office of the Mayor of Ashgabat and we organized a meeting with the ministers of healthcare and agriculture. During the last trip to Tajikistan, the businessmen met with deputy minister of transport and representatives of the Office of the Mayor of Dushanbe," M. Maikenov said.
Besides, he emphasized that in order to prepare one trade mission, negotiations between the sides and preliminary presentations of products are held for three months.
"The trade missions are held on a spontaneous basis, they are preceded by a long development period which lasts for about 3 months. Our producers hold many discussions on the topic of different supplies during these trips," M. Maikenov said.
Holding of trade missions in foreign countries is one of the instruments of service support for Kazakhstan's exporters within the framework of "Exporter - 2020" Program.
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