According to Kazinform correspondent, deputies of the Majilis of the Kazakh Parliament approved the draft law ratifying the agreement between the Kazakh and Azerbaijani governments on cooperation in the field of quarantine and plant protection.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was accepted by Kazakhstan on April 29, 2010. Kazakhstan made the international obligations including observance and application of international standards on phytosanitary measures. According to Kazakh Agriculture Minister Yerbol Karashukeev, a favorable phytosanitary situation in both countries will be ensured by compliance with these requirements.
As of today, around 200 thousand tons of crop products with grains (wheat, barley, and oat) as well as rice and legumes making up the bulk are exported to Azerbaijan by Kazakhstan.
The data shows that around 14.5 thousand tons of fruits and vegetables are imported by Kazakhstan from Azerbaijan per year.