Used tires have been recognized hazardous waste and forbidden to sell for secondary use in Kyrgyzstan. Deputy Economy Minister Bakkeldi Tyumenbaev announced today at a meeting of Kyrgyzstan parliamentary faction.
According to him, the standard of living in the country does not allow all car owners to buy new tires. With this in mind, used tires were actively sold before in the country. Therewith, the State Agency of Environment Protection and Forestry has issued a permit to sell them for reuse.
However, after Kyrgyzstan's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, the agency refused to issue licenses for the import and sale of used tires.
"In 2015, we made amendments to the law on licensing- permission system. An item on sale of used tires for reuse was removed from the document. Based on changes in the law, we stopped issuing permits for trade in such goods," the head of department Abdykalyk Rustamov commented.
The Ministry of Economy explained that used tires are considered to be hazardous waste in EEU. It can be imported and exported only with a license, and sale is prohibited.
In order Kyrgyzstanis can buy cheap second-hand tires, the agency has developed a draft government decree. It is being agreed at the time.