Kazakhstan Closes Trucking Loophole Which Allowed Russia To Dodge Sanctions

Astana has closed a loophole that was allowing Russian and Belarusian truckers to bring European Union cargo across Russia to Kazakhstan without the correct paperwork. The clampdown comes as Kazakhstan continues efforts to comply with international sanctions against Russia and Belarus – fellow partners in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a free trade zone – to avoid Western countries targeting Kazakhstan with secondary sanctions. Kazakh customs officials have halted on the border at least eight Russian articulated trucks carrying…