Kazakhstan reduces the amount of goods imported duty-free at the border for the population

International Business News – The standards for duty-free imports of goods at the Kazakh border are being reduced, and if they exceed them, an additional 4 euros will be paid for each additional kilogram, Hatameken Business Network reports.

As of October 1, 2022, the temporary decision to increase the tax rate, which has been in effect since April 28, 2022, expires and the amount of duty-free imports of goods for personal use will be reduced. Now, through the land border, people of Kazakhstan can import goods up to a total amount of 500 euros (the standard for six months is 1,000 euros) and weighing no more than 25 kg (31 kg). If they exceed the established limit, they will have to pay a duty equivalent to 30% of the total amount, while the excess will be not less than 4 euros per kilogram.

In addition, the State Administration of Taxation of Mangalstau states that from October 1, 2022, for personal use goods delivered by a carrier or sent by international mail to the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union, the total amount of the goods will be 1000 down to 200 euros. In this case, the weight allowance remains within the original limit – up to 31kg.

For duty-free import of cigarettes, individuals over the age of 18 can still import up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, or certain products with a combined weight of up to 250 grams.

The standards for alcohol import also remain the same – no more than 3 liters per adult (18 years and older).