Because of financial and diplomatic disputes, the ship was abandoned by a Russian businessman, and workers moved its lethal cargo to a dockside warehouse in Beirut.
Kazakhstan is issuing warnings about Russian fruits and vegetables.
If Russia continues to skirt its responsibilities under the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the union will fail, observers warn.
The 'Afghanistan: New Trade Horizons' business forum in Almaty sought to link Afghan and Central Asian businesses.
Uzbek businesspeople see great potential for their goods on the Afghan market.
Russia's 'unfriendly' economic policies towards its neighbours are becoming very costly for Kazakh businesses and aim to stymie legitimate market competition.
'Something is truly changing,' said one Uzbek.
The CAMCA forum connects professionals and young leaders with a broad international audience and attracts international funds to invest in the regions' future.
Fighting poverty and strengthening small- and medium-size businesses will help regional integration and fight radicalisation, say analysts.
Business owners in Central Asia are fuming over Russia's attempts to eliminate them from the Russian market.