Interest in online shopping is growing every year in Kazakhstan. In fact, online shopping grew 30 % in 2022 in comparison with the previous year. In addition to shopping goods from abroad online, Kazakh citizens frequently bring them as baggage for personal consumption via car-, rail-, and air transport.
Til the 1st of April 2023, goods can be brought to Kazakhstan for personal consumption without having to pay any customs- or tax duties up to the limit of an equivalent value of 1000 EUR, or 31 kilograms.
From the 1st of April 2023, the limits are reduced to 500 EUR and 25 kilograms.
The above rules apply to arrivals from all states except those in the Eurasian Economic Union, i.e. Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
The above rules only apply to goods that are meant for personal consumption. In case goods are meant for entrepreneurial activity, the relevant legal codes and customs standards apply. The customs code of Kazakhstan is extensive and complicated, and in case you are planning to work with importing and/or exporting goods or services, we highly recommend contacting a specialist to understand the relevant regulations.