The main reason for discrepancies in the comparative data on imports between Kyrgyzstan and China is the difference in calculation methods, First Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Service Altynbek Torutaev told at a press conference.
He noted that the service has repeatedly sent a request to China Customs Service to compare the data of participants of foreign economic activity. However, China referred to the confidentiality of information. «But during the meetings with counterparts from China, there were revealed a few basic reasons, one of which is a different approach to the classification of goods and their export through export-import companies," Altynbek Torutaev said.
He added that the Chinese side considers the export of the country at the first destination.
«The statistics indicates Kyrgyzstan, despite the fact that the goods are transited to other countries through the territory of our country. But I note that the import figures from China to Kyrgyzstan on weight basis are the same," the Deputy Chairman summed up.