Kyrgyz Republic - Country Commercial Guide
Import Tariffs

Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.

Last published date: 2021-10-05

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 and Finance estimates. With member countries opening their consumer markets to one another, small Kyrgyz producers have struggled against greater competition from industrial-scale competitors.  Popular pressure has forced the government to consider raising customs duties within the EAEU, though the legality of such measures is debatable.  The full EAEU tariff schedule can be found (in Russian only) at the websites of the Eurasian Economic Commission.[1] The Kyrgyz Republic is also a member of the WTO.

In July 2018 the Kyrgyz Republic introduced beneficial tariffs for import of vehicles manufactured after 2008 from third non-EAEU countries resulting in the import of more than 28,000 cars for private use in 2019, predominantly from Lithuania, Korea, Georgia and the United States.[2] [3] [4] To incentivize electric car imports and purchases, the government charges no tariffs.[5] [6]  However, the government managed to apply differentiated approach towards enticing people to renew their cars by allowing cars produced after 2015 with a relatively lower tariff, depending on the age and engine volume.[7]

 

[1] http://www.eurasiancommission.org/ru/act/trade/catr/ett/Pages/default.aspx

[2]  https://ru.sputnik.kg/infographics/20200113/1046754097/kyrgyzstan-avto-vvoz-registraciya-statistika.html

[3] https://kaktus.media/doc/399642_rastamojka_avto_posle_1_ianvaria_2020_goda._cifry_kotorye_shokiryut_avtomobilistov.html

[4] https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kyrgyzstan_rastamojka_avto_podorojaet/30282936.html

[5] https://kaktus.media/doc/399857_elektromobil_v_kyrgyzstane._ojidaniia_i_realnost.html

[6] https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kyrgyzstan_rastamojka_avto_podorojaet/30282936.html

[7] https://kaktus.media/doc/399642_rastamojka_avto_posle_1_ianvaria_2020_goda._cifry_kotorye_shokiryut_avtomobilistov.html.