Kazakhstan

v. 15 – Q3 2020

Market Executive Summary Objective is full Track and Trace system – assumption is that Kazakhstan will be synchronized with the Russian system. February 2019 National pilot project to be organized by KZ Telecom. Implementation by Ministry of Finance (not Ministry of Health) with monthly discussions taking place involving the industry. Companies, especially international ones, are invited to take part in the pilot project.

Following EAEU rules for medicines registration and assessments (from 2018).
March 23, 2019: Agreement of EAEU countries on medicines labeling by identification means.

2019: Strong position of Kazakhstan is not to use crypto code protection, but the decision still has not been taken regarding the final decision on which example to follow: on Russia or EU.

August 2019: EAEU meeting to uniform serialization norms among member countries according to Russia example. Further discussions have been foreseen.

All medical products must be registered at Ministry of Health, but no obligation to use GS1 standards (par ex. GTIN).

Key Dates
  • 2019, 2023/2024: All products to be labeled (mandatory)
  • 2020/2021: Starting of labeling of newly produced and imported products (voluntary)
  • 2019: Launch of Pilot (tests in 2018/2019)
  • 2017: Requirements were expected to be issued
  • November 2015: GS1 Kazakhstan has been mandated by the Ministry of Health to run a pilot for national drugs traceability system
  • September 2015: Guidelines on product marking and labeling, and on access to the portal and uploading of data have been published to support implementation

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