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Business in Kazakhstan, Astana. Kazakh Economy

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Syllabus of the Subject

Kazakh Foreign Trade. Mining, Integration Kazakhstan-Russia

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Kazakhstan (Central Asia)
  2. Kazakh Economy
    1. Economic Profile of the Regions of Kazakhstan
  3. Business in Almaty and Astana
  4. Foreign Trade of Kazakhstan
    1. Economic Integration with Russia and Belarus
    2. Special Economic Zones in Kazakhstan
  5. Investment in Kazakhstan
  6. Business Opportunities in Kazakhstan
    1. Kazakh Oil sector
    2. Metal Sector
    3. Food and Agriculture Sector
  7. Case Study: KazMunayGasm KEGOC
  8. Access to the Kazakh market
  9. Business Plan for Kazakhstan

International Trade and Business in Kazakhstan:
International Trade and Business in Kazakhstan

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Kazakhstan” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Kazakh Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in Kazakhstan
  3. To explore the Kazakh trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know the Kazakh Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Kazakh companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Kazakh market

Online Student (Master International Business Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Kazakhstan” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: Islamic Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters adapted to Kazakhstan Master International Business, Foreign Trade Kazakh Students.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English (Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Kazajastán Study Doctorate in International Business in French Kazakhstan).

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Kazakhstan”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Foreign Trade and Business in Central Eurasia

Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road, China-Europe)

Economic Corridors related to Kazakhstan
  1. Almaty-Bishkek Corridor
  2. Silk Road
  3. Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  4. North-South Corridor (India-Russia)
  5. Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor
  6. China-Central-West Asia Corridor
  7. Trans-Caspian Corridor
  8. Access to the:
    1. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
    2. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Economic Corridor
    3. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
    4. Islamabad-Istanbul Corridor
    5. Kyrgyzstan-Iran Corridor

Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China...

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Kazakh Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Kazakhstan and the Central Eurasian Economic Area
  2. Eurasian Economic Union
  3. Commonwealth of Independent States
  4. Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
  5. Shanghai Cooperation Organization
  6. Central Asia Cooperation (CAREC)
  7. Belarus-Kazakhstan-Russia-Ukraine Common Economic Space
  8. Free trade agreement between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan
  9. Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union
  10. Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)-Vietnam Agreement
  11. Georgia-Kazakhstan Agreement
  12. Ukraine-Kazakhstan Agreement
  13. Armenia-Kazakhstan Agreement
  14. Serbia-Kazakhstan Agreement
  15. Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan Agreement
  16. Collaboration and Cooperation Agreement with the EU
  17. Iran-Pakistan-Turkey Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA)
  18. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  19. Islamic Trade Preferential System

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  5. BIC
  6. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  7. IMO
  8. Customs Convention on Containers
  9. Hamburg Rules
  10. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  11. Iran-Pakistan-Turkey Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA)

China-Central-West Asia Economic Corridor: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan...

Islamic Organizations. Kazakhstan is a member of...

  1. OIC
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Kazakhstan - Middle East (AMED)
  4. Arab Development Funds

Asian Economic Institutions

  1. ESCAP
  2. Asian Development Bank
  3. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  4. Boao Forum for Asia
  5. Asia-Europe Meeting

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. Kazakhstan is Beneficiary of the European Investment Bank
  2. UNECE
  3. Africa-Asia Partnership
  4. UN
  5. WB
  6. WTO
  7. IMF

Kazakhstan was a member of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) - Succeeded by the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

  1. Kazakh population: 17.6 million people
    1. 63.6% are Kazakh
  2. Kazakh Area: 2,724,900 km² (the ninth largest country, two time zones)
  3. Borders of Kazakhstan: China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
  4. Kazakhstan is a landlocked country
  5. Official language of Kazakhstan: Kazakh and Russian
  6. Kazakh Capital: Astana (835,153)
  7. Largest city of Kazakhstan: Almaty (1,552,349)
  8. Type of Government: Unitary dominant-party Presidential Republic
  9. Kazakh Independence: 1991 (URSS)

Main religions in Kazakhstan:

  1. Sunni Islam (70% of the Kazakh, Hanafi school)
  2. Orthodox Christianity (26%)

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Orthodox Christianity, Ethics and Global Business

Kazakhstan belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area (Islamic Civilization).

  1. Kazakhstan belongs to the Sunni - Turkic area of the Islamic Civilization

Kazakh Economy.

  1. Kazakhstan is a Frontier Market
  2. Petrol and gas areas: 72% of Kazakhstan
  3. 3% of the total petroleum reserve in the World
  4. Kazakhstan is a Middle-income country (WB)
  5. Kazakh GDP: 225.619 billion USD
    1. Manufacturing: 35% of the GDP
    2. Services sector: 58% of the GDP
  6. Kazakh GDP per capita: 12.496 USD
  7. The main sectors of the Kazakh economy are mining and quarrying (33%), wholesale and trade, manufacturing industry, transportation, building, and agriculture
  8. Kazakhstan is near to three BRICS Countries (Russia, China, and India)
  9. EXPO-2017 in Astana
  10. Ranking in the Ease of Doing Business (WB): 41
  11. Investor protection
  12. Kazakh Currency: Tenge
  13. Kazakhstan is part of the Great Silk Way

Kazakhstan GAS KazMunayGasm

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

International Trade of Kazakhstan.

  1. The main Kazakh exports are petroleum, other mineral resources, and raw materials
  2. The largest Kazakh export markets are Italy, the Netherlands, China, Russia, Switzerland, and France
  3. The main Kazakh providers are Russia, China, Germany, the U.S., and Italy
  4. The largest investors in Kazakhstan are the Netherlands, the U.S., Switzerland, China, and France
  5. Customs union with Russia and Belarus since 2010
  6. The Common Economic Space (Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan) was set-up in 2012
  7. The Eurasian Economic Union (Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus) in 2014
  8. In 2015, Kazakhstan joined the WTO
  9. Access to the Eurasian Land Transport Initiative

Transport and Transit Corridor, Ashgabat Agreement, India, Iran...

Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia TRACECA: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia...

Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan...)

Eurasian Economic Union: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Russia

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