Kazakhstan

Please contact the REACT North-East Europe-office for more information about our services in Kazakhstan:

REACT North East Europe
Subaciaus g. 15-45
01300 Vilnius
Lithuania
T +370 5 212 2866
Contact: Mr Kazimieras Sarzickas
baltics@react.org
ksarzickas@react.org


Kazakhstan, bordering with China and with Russia, and being party to the Eurasian Customs Union, is an important gateway for business in the region. In 2016  REACT entered into partnership agreement with a Kazakh lawyer  to able to offer services there. Actions in Kazkahstan are coorinated by REACT North East Europe office. The practice on anti-counterfeiting actions is still being developed in Kazakhstans, however there are procedures in place for customs control as well as for the control of trade in counterfeit goods in the internal market. Based on the customs recordal, the customs control the shipments on the border. Administrative or criminal procedure is applied if counterfeit goods are detected. Cases of trade in the internal market are handled through administrative procedure initiated with the Ministry of Justice or through criminal procedure initiated with the police.

Our services in Kazakhstan

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Attending personal hearing
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Filing surveillance letter
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)

Country Procedures

  • Customs application procedure is available and mandatory for the customs control
  • The Customs application is valid for 1 year
  • Customs seizures are handled through administrative or criminal procedure
  • Customs notification must be responded within 10 business days
  • Administrative cases against traders in counterfeit goods are initiated with the Ministry of Justice. In cases of high damage caused by the sellers, criminal cases are initiated with the police.