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Kyrgyzstan repeatedly raises veterinary border posts issue

Kyrgyzstan again raised the issue of veterinary control in the Kyrgyz-Kazakh section of the state border. The Economy Minister Oleg Pankratov informed 24.kg news agency.

According to him, the Kyrgyz side considers the presence of the veterinary posts as a barrier to trade. That is why the issue was raised at the meeting of the advisory committee on the functioning of domestic markets.

«Kyrgyzstan regularly raises this issue. It will be once again discussed on July 13 at a meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission. But it is unknown what decision will be made in the end,» concluded Oleg Pankratov.

The issue of recognizing the Kyrgyz veterinary control system equivalent to the EEC norms has been discussed for three years already. Kyrgyzstan even postponed the terms of joining the union because of it. In December 2016, most of the countries of the union recognized that the Kyrgyz veterinary control system met the EEU standards. However, Kazakhstan still has claims. As a result, veterinary posts on the border continue to work.