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Kyrgyzstan to turn to EEU for zero rates on import of electric vehicles

Kyrgyzstan intends to apply to the Eurasian Economic Union regarding the introduction of zero rates on the import of electric vehicles. The director of the State Agency for Environment and Forestry, Abdykalyk Rustamov, told 24.kg news agency.

According to him, registration of a new electric car costs 17,000 soms and the re-registration of a second hand electric car — 5,000 soms in Kyrgyzstan.

We are preparing a program for improving the state of the environment in Bishkek and propose to abolish duties on the import of electric cars so that the Kyrgyzstanis could afford them. The cancellation of customs duties can be a temporary measure in order more electric vehicles to be imported into the republic.

Abdykalyk Rustamov

He added that the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic should make a proposal to EEU for the introduction of zero customs duties on the import of electric vehicles. «Belarus has already submitted a proposal for zero rates. The Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic should also send its proposal,» Abdykalyk Rustamov explained.

Recall, the grace period for import customs duties on passenger electric vehicles ended on September 1, 2017. Fees for them were reduced from 17 to 0 percent, for freight with a gross weight of up to 5 tons — from 15 to 5 percent.

The deputies of the Parliament also proposed the introduction of incentives for the import of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles.

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