Businessmen say that smuggled vegetables come to Kyrgyzstan from Uzbekistan and China, a member of the Bishkek Business Club Tilek Toktogaziev said today at a press conference. According to him, the government constantly declares that it is necessary to support greenhouses. This industry is called a priority in agriculture. And preferential loans are issued for this purposes. However, this is not enough. Due to the large flow of contraband, entrepreneurs can’t stand on own feet…Full Article: News Agency May 2016

Key Point

  • According to a representative of the Bishkek Business Club, local prices for cucumber can swing from KGS 90 (~US$1.30) per kg to KGS 250 (~US$3.66) per kg. Meanwhile prices in China and Uzbekistan are consistently more stable and lower priced.

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  • Sino-Kyrgyz border crossings include Erkeshtam, aka Irkeshtam, (Xinjiang Region and Osh Region), and Torugart Pass (Xinjiang Region and Naryn Region). There is also Bedel Pass, which like Torugart Pass, is situated in the Tian Shan mountain range.

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