On November 30, Kazakhstan de jure became the full-fledged member of the WTO, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev during his address to the Kazakh nation, nur.kz reported.
“The event is an important milestone in the history of this country. Joining the WTO creates new opportunities for our exporters and investors alike” , he said. Nazarbayev added that Kazakhstan is ranked 42nd by the World Competitiveness Index.
The country went up in the Global Ranking Ease of Doing Business and is currently ranked 41st. “Naturally, I’ve been saying many years that it imposes respective obligations and difficulties on us, that is, competitiveness. I’m saying this once again for all those producing and exporting Kazakh goods: now we compete with the rest of WTO members, which is 106 countries” , the President said.