Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.
With the Kyrgyz Republic’s entry into the EAEU, the average import tariff rate increased from 5.04% to 9.4%, according to Ministry of Economy estimates. With member countriesopening their consumer markets to one another, small Kyrgyz producers have struggled against greater competition from industrial-scale competitiors. Popular pressure has forced the government to consider raising customs duties within the EAEU, though the legality of such measures is debatable. The Kyrgyz Republic is a member of the WTO, but it remains unclear how the country will balance the demands of the Eurasian Economic Union and its WTO commitments.
In July 2018 the Kyrgyz Republic introduced beneficial tariffs for import of vehicles manifactured after 2008 from third countries resulting in the import of more than 28,000 cars for private use in 2019, predominantly from the United States and Georgia. These rates increased ten times as of January 1, 2020 (e.g. customs clearence of a 2009 Toyota Camry would increase from $1,250 in 2019 to $13,600 in 2020). Following car importers’ request, the government’s attempts to prolong the previous lower rate within the customs union did not find support among other members of the EAEU.